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Baked Shrimp Scampi With Lemon and Garlic

This version of shrimp scampi is loaded with garlic, parsley, butter, and lemon, and it is super easy to prepare and bake in the oven.<p>Serve the …

Grilled steak in the time it takes to say take-out: Recipe for grilled flank steak with garlic-herb sauce

It’s been a long wait for the lazy days of summer and there’s no reason that meal preparation should spoil the fun. One of the easiest, and tastiest, …

4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter

<b>1. Pasta e Fagioli</b><p>Pasta e fagioli -- literally "pasta and beans" -- is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala's recipe in the <i>The Washington Post</i>, is the best I've tried. The base of the soup is made …

Cooking

Stay Warm and Healthy With Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

<i>(This recipe originally appeared on elizabethrider.com)</i><p>Baby, it's cold outside! Stay warm and healthy with this equally delicious and satisfying soup.<p>One of the things I love teaching my clients the most is how to incorporate kale, quinoa and other superfoods into familiar favorites. Using new …

Quinoa

This Slow Cooker Pot Roast Has a Simple Secret

Pat the beef dry with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper.<p>Set a large Dutch oven or heavy skillet over medium-high to high heat. …

Cooking

How to Make a Perfect Green Smoothie

<i>Guest post by Jen Hansard, co-founder of Simple Green Smoothies</i>.<p>We have a super simple and healthy recipe we’ve been itchin’ to share with you!!! As …

A Better Way to Roast Sweet Potatoes

<i>Every other Thursday,</i> <b>Gena Hamshaw</b> <i>of the blog</i> <b>Choosing Raw</b> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: If you're not roasting your sweet potatoes in coconut oil, you should start. Tonight.</i><p>I don’t think I need to sell anyone on sweet potatoes. They’re nature’s idea of …

Gluten Free Cookies Perfect For Any Holiday Party

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Hunn.<p><i>Nicole Hunn, the author behind the blog Gluten-Free on a Shoestring and the book series by the same name, has no</i> …

Recipe: Chewy Almond Spice Cookies (Gluten-Free and Vegan!)

Chewy Almond Spice Cookies<p>Makes about 32 cookies<p>2 tablespoons finely ground chia seeds <br>1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water <br>2 1/2 cups finely ground …

Dessert

German Spice Cookies (Pfeffernüsse)

Put honey, molasses, and butter into a small pot and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until hot, 2–3 minutes. Remove from heat and let …

Dessert

The Only Banana Recipes You'll Ever Need

<i>Lauren Salkeld, photo by Lara Ferroni</i><p>There are so many reasons for banana bread's popularity. As a quick bread, it's not only easy to make, but fast. Banana bread is also one of the best possible uses for browning bananas -- you can even freeze your fruit and bake the bread later. There's also the …

Breakfast

23 Gorgeous Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Desserts

Some are vegan, some are not. All are highly likely to make people happy.

33 Recipes For A Paleo Thanksgiving

Bacon-wrapped turkey should silence the haters.<p>The Paleo diet is built around the principle of "eating the way our ancestors ate." It can get confusing, and there are some grey areas , but for the most part, these are the rules:<p><b>NOT PALEO:</b> Dairy, grains, processed sugars, white potatoes, legumes*, …

Grain-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

(<i>3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5</i>)<i><br>You need to be a registered member to rate this post.</i><p>Loading...<p>Confirm Rating? Yes / No<p>Danielle Walker - …

Quick Dinner Recipe: Saucy Sautéed Shrimp over Lemon Quinoa

Everyone needs a few quick meals in their weeknight repertoire that feel like <i>cooking</i> cooking. You know, the kind where you pop open a bottle of wine …

Seafood

Recipe: Cauliflower Steaks with Ginger, Turmeric, and Cumin

Preheat the oven to 400°F.<p>Remove the leaves and trim the stem end of the cauliflower, leaving the core intact. Using a large knife, cut the …

Cauliflower

How to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries

<i>posted on</i> September 12, 2013<p><i>Learn how to make crisp sweet potato fries at home. Baked, not fried – so you can feel good about eating them!</i><p>I have a …