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Three Romantic Words: Chocolate Lava Cake

by Deana Gunn February 11, 2014

Any plans for Valentine’s Day? This year you may want to skip the crowds and reservations and tables of tense couples. Nothing is more romantic than a quiet homemade meal with just the two of you — maybe even something you cook together. Here are a few easy recipes that you can make together leisurely […]...

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Fire Roasted Pepper Frittata (Crustless Quiche)

by Deana Gunn November 7, 2013

A frittata is a crustless quiche, versatile enough to work for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Doing away with the crust makes it lighter, gluten-free, and much lower in calories and fat. The main ingredient is egg, with various veggies and flavorings mixed in, often including shredded or grated cheese. This healthy recipe is made […]...

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Pina Colada Freeze (Dairy-Free Soft Ice Cream)

by Deana Gunn August 30, 2013

Drift away to a tropical paradise with this delicious frozen treat… and you’ll have plenty of time to spend in paradise once you get there because this recipe takes just a few minutes! You don’t need an ice cream maker to make ice cream at home –...

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Roasted Cauliflower with Olives

by Wona Miniati December 17, 2012

So simple, and so incredibly delicious.  Roasting at high heat brings out the natural sweetness in cauliflower, and the sweetness is balanced by salty Kalamata olives.  A great rustic dish that’s equally good as an appetizer or side. I remember hating cauliflower as a kid because the school cafeteria always boiled the life out of […]...

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Swiss Muesli

by Wona Miniati October 22, 2012

Most people think of muesli as dry cereal in a box, similar to granola but not as sweet.  This version uses fresh oats that are soaked overnight, combined with crisp apples and nuts for a truly satisfying breakfast.  Full of whole grains, calcium, vitamins, and fiber, this is a power-packed breakfast that gets your day […]...

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Nutty Wild Rice Salad

by Deana Gunn October 6, 2012

Wild rice has wonderful nutty flavor and hearty texture making it perfect for salads, stuffings, pilaf, and soups.  On the down side, it also takes a long time to cook.  The good news is that Trader Joe’s has fully cooked Wild Rice, sold in 1-lb shelf stable packages.  It’s ready in two minutes – all […]...

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Chia Energy Drink Recipe (Chia Fresca)

by Deana Gunn August 10, 2012

I was wondering when Trader Joe’s was going to start carrying chia seeds, and here they are!  I’ve been buying chia seeds on and off for years (even longer than that if you count Chia Pets.  Ch-ch-ch-chia!), but I didn’t fall in love with them until I read “Born to Run” and came up with […]...

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Watermelon Cucumber Salad: Summer in a Bowl

by Wona Miniati July 30, 2012

I have been buying watermelons almost every week this summer.  For a short while, Trader Joe’s had yellow-flesh watermelons, but they disappeared almost as quickly as they arrived.  If you happen to see any, grab one while you can.  They are super sweet and make for a pretty fruit salad. I first had watermelon cucumber […]...

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