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Lentil Salad with Dijon & Vinegar Dressing

Friday April 18, 2014

I always feel so virtuous when I eat lentil salads. This one, made with green lentils & carrots and doused in Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar, is also a pleasure to eat. I love the zesty dressing and tender but slightly firm texture of the lentils and carrots. It keeps well for days and can be eaten alone or over salad greens or with a fried egg on top.

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Lentil Salad with Dijon&Vinegar Dressing

Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

Orzo and Black Bean Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto

Tuesday April 15, 2014

With summer coming, it's time to round up some new recipes for cold pasta salad. We ate this orzo and black bean pasta salad several days in a row for lunch and it will definitely be staying in rotation for summer potlucks.

Black Bean & Orzo Pasta Salad with Cilantro Pesto

 

Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

National Grilled Cheese Day

Saturday April 12, 2014

April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day! What better way to celebrate than by cooking grilled cheese sandwiches all month long. Check out these tips for the best grilled cheese sandwich, plus some delicious sandwich recipes to get you started.

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Cheddar

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Who doesn't like Cheddar? It's a cheese I always have in my fridge, the perfect snack, sandwich filling and topping. Learn about all the different styles of Cheddar, how it's made, and pick up some new Cheddar recipes by reading this article that's all about Cheddar cheese.

 

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Farro & Arugula Salad with Sharp Cheddar. Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

Pimento Cheese

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Honestly, I had never even heard of pimento cheese until recently. Unless you're from the South, it's just not something you see at parties or spread on slices of white bread for lunch. But it is delicious, in a homemade junk food kind of way. Plan to make this version of pimento cheese spread next time you have a get together and watch it fly off the table.

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Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

Crock Pot Vegetarian Quinoa Enchiladas

Friday April 4, 2014

I've been looking for more vegetarian crock pot recipes and this one for quinoa and black bean enchiladas is a keeper. Relatively healthy, easy, and delicious - it's a great week-night family meal

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Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Mushrooms, Arugula & Parmesan

Tuesday April 1, 2014

I'm on a broccoli kick, although after making this brilliant salad I feel like I can stop trying out new recipes. Roasted broccoli salad with mushrooms, arugula and parmesan is a new favorite. Elegant, easy and really, really delicious.

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Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

Broccoli Salad with Feta Dressing and Basil

Friday March 28, 2014

Fresh and light, yet made with a creamy dressing, this broccoli salad should be the side dish for your next meal. I like tossing leftovers with regular salad greens the next day for a whole new salad.

 

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Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

Homemade Cheese You Should Make Tonight

Wednesday March 26, 2014

As I write this I'm snacking on toasted pita bread smeared with creamy, herb flecked homemade cheese. I love this versatile homemade cheese, especially since it's so easy to make. Similar to both ricotta and paneer cheese, the only two ingredients you need to make it are milk and fresh lemon juice.

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Image 2014 Jennifer Meier

Saag Paneer with Homemade Paneer Cheese

Tuesday March 25, 2014

Remember the paneer cheese I made the other day? I used it to top a batch of saag paneer I just cooked for lunch. Made with loads of spinach, some Indian spices, tangy buttermilk and a dollop of yogurt, saag paneer is delicious with a side of naan or rice.

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