10-Minute Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

If you’re freezing your buns off, you may be feeling the urge to swap your morning smoothie for something soothing, hearty, and warm. After all, how can you “curl up” with a frozen mango-strawberry smoothie?! My teeth are jittering just thinking about it. A warm oatmeal might feel like more work, but it doesn’t have to be if you use leftovers! Whipped up some brown rice or quinoa to go with veggies earlier this week?…Continue Reading

Should You Really Be Having a Salad?

It’s a brand new year which means everyone is creating resolutions (or complaining about why resolutions are stupid). Either way, most of us are on a kick to eat more healthfully after gorging ourselves on cookies, booze, and heavy dishes during the holidays. What is the quintessential dish that everyone turns to when they are trying to be “good”? A SALAD. Yup. But, if you’ve resolved to eat more salads for lunch this January, you…Continue Reading

Why Store-Bought Dressings Suck

I used to buy “healthy”, low-fat salad dressings and bring them to work with my lunch:  a big old salad. I thought it tasted pretty good and was proud of myself for making healthier choices. But then, a few years ago I attempted to make a vinaigrette for dinner guests and I wanted to slap myself in the face. Three ingredients, less than one minute of work and WAY more delicious than any of that…Continue Reading

White Bean Dip…Dressing?

When I’m asked to “bring an appetizer” to a party but I’m feeling lazy, my go-to is this tasty Lemony White Bean dip. It’s refreshing, it’s healthy, it’s easy, and best of all, the ingredients are all pantry staples. Recently I went to one of my favorite I-talian restaurants here in CT and had a super-satisfying salad with a “creamy” dressing made with…white beans. Genius – it wasn’t much more than this dip with a…Continue Reading

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