Couscous Salad

Currants are at their peak season this time of year and I wanted to show off their bright, tangy flavor in a healthy new recipe. I also wanted a hearty salad to go along with my broiled lamb kabobs. I chose couscous because it’s so easy to make, (if you can boil water, then you…

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Greek Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Sometimes I need a Friday night to look like this. Tender, lamb meatballs filled with feta, pine nuts, mint, and cinnamon, bubbling in a bath of tomato sauce. Meatballs are a family favorite for a reason, and this Greek-style variation adds just a little twist to keep things interesting. The oregano and cinnamon gives them a summery,…

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Skinny Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a lightened up version of a mint chocolate milkshake to satisfy your St. Patty’s Day cravings without the guilt. This time of year we usually end up with a whole bunch of boxes of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, but there’s nothing thin about them. As delicious as they are, they’re…

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Orecchiette with Sausage, Chickpeas, and Mint

Orecchiette has quickly become one of my new favorites. Orecchiette with sausage, chickpeas, and mint, specifically. I’m crazy about the way these flavors come together. I’ve been recently taught to use pasta cooking water throughout the recipe- it makes a big difference. Using salted cooking water allows you to skip adding additional salt later on…

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