plantain cornmeal bites with fontina and jalapeño mango sauce

I developed this recipe because I wanted to enjoy plantains in a snack-friendly, finger-food kind of way.These plantain balls are pillowy and the cheese in the middle is a pleasant surprise. Dipped in the jalapeño mango sauce (that you will want to use and drizzle on many other things) make these bites otherworldly, but that’s just me.

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soba noodle salad with miso roasted nectarines & tahini miso dressing

Soba noodle salads are one of my favorite go-tos for a quick meal. They are so fast to make...The best part of this soba noodle salad is not that it’s a quickie, but it’s the miso roasted nectarines that will change your life.

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roasted rainbow carrots with pistachios, parsley, golden raisins and crème fraîche

Rainbow carrots are stunningly beautiful and create an impressive and colorful dish. The farmers market is heaving with carrots and their beautiful tops...Full of Vitamin A and beta-carotene makes it food for our eyes!

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peach & tomato gazpacho

Are you wondering what a gazpacho is? It is an unbelievably delicious chilled soup made of raw vegetables and comes from Spain...I've been waiting (impatiently) for peaches to show up at the farmers market, mainly to make this gazpacho...

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lemongrass grilled zucchini & summer squash with mint and chives

It’s zucchini and summer squash season! And my favorite way to eat them is grilled. This marinade gives them tons of flavor and the hint of lemongrass is heavenly. They’re slightly charred and have that recognizable off-the-grill taste, but you’ll also taste the lemon and garlic. So fresh and so bright...

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eggplant parm quinoa balls with quick tomato sauce

One of my favorite dishes at my local Italian joint is Eggplant Parm. Who doesn’t love Eggplant Parm?! I’ve even heard of anti-eggplant folks secretly admitting their love for a well-done Eggplant Parm. As much as I love the dish, I feel a bit guilty eating it sometimes, you know, the big portion of fried on fried. So I developed this healthier version that’s packed with protein...

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chilled coriander & fennel seed carrot soup with sumac roasted chickpeas

This carrot soup is so dreamy. It's smooth and refreshing, even if you prefer to have it warm. The subtle hints of coriander and fennel seeds take this simple soup to another level. And then when you think it can’t get better, it does...

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