Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, & Arugula Salad

Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, and Arugula Salad

Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, & Arugula Salad
On a recent Fall day while settling into a sweater and boots, I had a craving for a dish that showcases the lovely Fall produce that is filling the markets. I played around with different combinations in my mind and came up with this salad. I daydream about food. It’s a quirk of mine that comes in handy sometimes.

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Weekday Easy Lavash Pizza | FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Weekday Lavash Flatbread Pizzas

Now that the kids are back in school, I find it’s hard to rush dinner on the table after we get home from after-school activities. This recipe is one of my quickest, easiest recipes, plus it’s a family favorite.

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Grilled Toasts with Peaches and Mint

Grilled Toasts with Peaches and Mint: My New Summer Obsession

I can’t get enough of these grilled toasts layered with peaches, mint, and cheese. My whole family is gobbling them up. These toasts are inspired by similar ones at Superba Snack Bar in Venice, CA on Rose Avenue. The whole area has an up and coming, hip, casual, neighborhood vibe. My husband and I had a fun night sitting on the patio chatting with a neighboring table as we were served one delicious small plate after another. I came home remembering the peach toasts, and decided to make my own version.

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Pea Crostini | FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Pea Crostini: The Perfect Spring Appetizer

When I’m looking for something different for a snack or appetizer, I love making pea crostini. Don’t get me wrong; I love hummus and guacamole, but sometimes I just want to change things up. My favorite is to serve this pea purée on toasted baguette bread (crostini). The pea purée also makes a great dip for cut up crudité vegetables.

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Banh Mi Sandwich from The Great Pepper Cookbook | FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Banh Mi Sandwich from “The Great Pepper Cookbook” by Melissa’s Produce

Lately I have been on the hunt for the Los Angeles food truck with the best banh mi sandwich, a Vietnamese sandwich that features French bread, sweet pickled vegetables, cilantro, and a protein such as chicken or tofu. So far I haven’t found my dream sandwich on a truck, so I’m happy I found this sensational recipe for banh mi in The Great Pepper Cookbook by Melissa’s Produce.

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Mo' Macaroni and Cheese: 30 Mouthwatering Recipes for America's Favorite Comfort Food http://ow.ly/w8O1I

I’m In a Cookbook!

Today my mac and cheese recipe is published in the e-cookbook Mo’ Macaroni and Cheese: 30 Mouthwatering Recipes for America’s Favorite Comfort Food.

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Korean BBQ Beef Recipe | Foodie Goes Healthy

Korean BBQ Beef Recipe and a Koreatown Food Crawl

Once I saw the Korean market meat section and the thinly sliced boneless beef short ribs, I knew I found the perfect meal for my family. My kids especially like the Asian BBQ restaurants that are popular around town. To make this dish, I needed a marinade to go with the meat. I was hoping to grab a bottled marinade off the market shelf, but they all had artificial ingredients in them. I decided to make my own and got a sense of what the ingredients should be from the bottles, minus the 20-letter chemical ingredients of course.

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