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Mexican street corn salad, emily's fresh kitchen, eat heal thrive

Mexican Street Corn Salad

I love Mexican street corn and I also love a good green salad. I was craving both one day so I decided to combine the two in one dish. The recipe that resulted has become the most requested menu item in my house this summer.

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emily's fresh kitchen, potato salad

Redskin Potato Salad

Potato salad is an American picnic and potluck staple.  It’s often the first side dish to disappear at summer gatherings. This recipe is based on the one my mom always made when I was growing up. The ingredients are simple but delicious when combined.

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emily's fresh kitchen, broccolini, prosciutto wrapped broccolini

Prosciutto Wrapped Broccolini

Broccolini is similar to broccoli, but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks. It is milder and more tender than regular broccoli. I like to roast it bundled and wrapped in prosciutto with garlic and lemon. It is so simple and makes a tasty side dish.

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Emily's Fresh Kitchen, lentil bowls

Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Bowls

This is one of my all-time favorite meatless dishes. It is inspired by Mujadara, which is a Lebanese dish made of lentils, rice, and caramelized onions. In this recipe I substitute cauliflower rice for the rice and top the mixture with Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce. It is the ultimate comfort food and perfect for enjoying on a cold winter day.

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emily's fresh kitchen, eat heal thrive, green beans

French Green Beans with Roasted Hazelnuts

I love green beans and serve them often at my house. They are simple to make and everyone likes them. In this recipe, I toss them in toasted hazelnut oil and add chopped hazelnuts, a squeeze of lemon, and coarse sea salt.

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Blueberry and Goat Cheese Salad with Honey Walnuts

I love the combination of flavors and textures in this salad. The soft sweet burst of blueberries with the crunchy walnuts and velvety goat cheese is so satisfying. Adding the freshly toasted walnuts with honey melts the goat cheese and creates a creamy dressing with the olive oil and lemon juice.

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Guacamole

If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, I think it would be guacamole. I don’t even need the chips. I would eat it with a spoon.

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Mexican Street Corn

The first time I visited New York City, I went with my sister, Liz. An apparel designer, Liz was traveling there for a trend shopping trip and invited me to join her. She told me, “Since you are the foodie, you can pick where we eat. I only have one place we need to go to, Cafe Habana for the Mexican Street Corn.”

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emily's fresh kitchen, eat heal thrive, gluten free tabouli, quinoa salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This fresh, light salad was inspired by the popular Mediterranean-Middle Eastern tabouli, which is traditionally made using bulgur wheat. In this recipe, the bulgur is replaced by quinoa, making it gluten free.

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