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Miso Chicken Marinade

I’ve been searching for an easy chicken marinade that will give me enough flavor that I can eat it alone, or with a simple side, like grilled vegetables. The missing link was white (or light) miso paste. Miso is a Japanese fermented soybean paste, that provides that often sought after fifth flavor – umami. It’s […]

Healthy, Light, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetarian

Herbed Quinoa

In an effort to use my herbs from the garden, I’ve come up with this simple side dish that is light and brightly flavored. You could use any combination of herbs you have – here’s the selection I chose. Herbed Quinoa 1-1/2 c quinoa, rinsed 2 c chicken stock 1 c water 1 medium yellow […]

Grilling, Healthy, Light, Sauce

Chimichurri

My herb garden has exploded, and I need to make use of it. I’ve been searching for new ideas that aren’t boring, which is harder than it sounds. Nothing tastes better than a grilled steak on a summer night, but it’s better with a fresh and easy chimichurri spooned over top. Add a crusty piece […]

Easy, Healthy, Light, Soup

Italian Sausage, Cannellini Bean & Kale Soup

There are times when you crave Italian flavors but don’t want pasta. This soup fits the bill, and is surprisingly filling. The added bonus is that it couldn’t be easier or faster. 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 links hot Italian sausage 2 links mild Italian sausage 2 medium yellow onions* 5 cloves of […]

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