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Avocado Herb Dressing or Dip

I love that this dressing is creamy, flavorful and very versatile. It works well with leafy green salads and as a dip for vegetables. You can also use it as a spread for wraps and sandwiches.

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Peanut Butter and Açai Smoothie

Açai (pronounced ah-SAH’-ee) is a superfood that originated in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. These dark purple berries have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants known to man. Adding them to a smoothie is a great way to incorporate them into your diet.

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Parmesan Chicken Strips

There are many people today who cannot tolerate gluten or certain grains. It can be difficult to find substitutes for favorite foods, especially for children. Having worked in school food service and having two children of my own, I know how popular chicken strips are with kids.

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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

This simple salad is as delicious as it is gorgeous. The bright grapefruit and creamy avocado complement each other impeccably well. To preserve the individual flavors of each fruit, I keep the dressing simple using only olive oil and Maldon sea salt.

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Salmon Kebabs

These healthy salmon kebabs are easy to make and loaded with flavor. I love the peppery punch from the horseradish and the brightness of the lemon and chives in the marinade. The combination is delicious.

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

This salad was inspired by a dish I had in Nashville at the restaurant Biscuit Love. I was there for breakfast with a few girlfriends and we decided we needed to order something healthier to balance out all the indulgent biscuit dishes we were sampling. We ordered their shaved Brussels sprout salad that comes topped with a few poached eggs. It ended up being as delicious as their famous biscuits. 

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Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Marinating then searing on a hot grill is a simple way to prepare flank steak. The marinade is easy to make, tenderizes the beef, and adds a great boost of flavor.

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Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is an uncooked sauce that originated in Argentina. It is made with fresh parsley, garlic, and red pepper flakes. In my version I like to include cilantro. This recipe is easy to make and goes well with grilled meats, fish and vegetables.

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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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Macadamia Nut Crusted Walleye

Walleye is a popular fish in the Great Lakes Region of North America. So much so that Minnesota designated walleye as the official state fish. Not only is it a fun fish to catch, it is delicious to eat. We are fortunate to have some good friends who are avid fishermen so we have been treated to walleye fresh from the lake.

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