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Ingredients 2 cups quinoa 4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups diced grape or cherry tomatoes 1 large cucumber, seeded and chopped 4 scallions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves 3 Tablespoons olive oil ½  cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 large […]

Refreshing Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients 2 ½ lbs gold potatoes (about 6 medium sized), peeled and cubed 1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided ½ cup milk ¼ cup (½ stick) butter ¼ cup low-fat sour cream 4 to 6 ounces goat cheese Instructions Place potatoes in a saucepan. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, and just enough water to cover the […]

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

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Ingredients 2 ½ cups water 1 cup brown rice 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup frozen peas 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 large eggs 2 to 3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds Optional: 2 […]

Fried Brown Rice

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Ingredients 1 ½ lbs Brussels sprouts, trimmed & halved 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 ½ lbs butternut squash, cubed 3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup dried cranberries For the glaze: 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 Tablespoons honey 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash and Cranberries

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Ingredients 1 teaspoon salt 1 or 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon sugar ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard ¼ cup olive oil 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 6 large tomatoes, cubed into eights 1 small red onion, chopped Fresh basil, chopped Instructions In a small plastic container with a lid […]

Jo’s Tomato Salad

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This recipe couldn’t be simpler! Plus, it can easily be turned into a main dish by tossing it with pasta and adding extra goat cheese. Ingredients Cooking spray 1 bunch (approximately 12 oz) broccoli florets 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped ½ teaspoon sea salt 2 oz goat cheese Instructions Pre-heat oven to […]

Roasted Broccoli with Goat Cheese

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Ingredients 1/3 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped 1 cup long-grain white rice ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup raisins 1 ¾ cups chicken or vegetable broth Instructions Heat a medium saucepan (one with a tight-fitting lid) over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and cook, stirring occasionally, for […]

Nutty Rice Pilaf

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Ingredients 1 can (15 ounces) white beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 1 orange or red bell pepper, diced ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives, diced ½ red onion, chopped Dressing: ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 2 Tablespoons olive oil […]

Three Bean Salad