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Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing | Foodie Goes Healthy

Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing: My Favorite Summer Dinner

This Crunchy Thai Chicken Salad has been popular in my house for summer dinners and lunchtime entertaining. My friends in my cooking club have declared this salad one of the best dishes that I have ever made.

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Grandma's Coleslaw | FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Grandma’s Coleslaw

My sister asked me to make coleslaw to accompany the menu that she was making for a family meal. That’s the nice thing about gatherings with my family– people help with the cooking and the dishes, which makes hosting much easier. I had never made coleslaw before, but I felt confident because I had my grandma’s famous recipe filed away. When I checked my file box, I found this recipe card (in my sister’s handwriting):

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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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Lighten Up Mac & Cheese | FoodieGoesHealthy.com

Make-Ahead, Homemade Mac and Cheese (lowfat, lactose-free)

Macaroni and Cheese is always a crowd-pleaser, especially with kids. Recently, I planned a holiday food buffet with sophisticated flavors and then decided to add this dish so I could please a wider range of palates. I wanted to make a dish lower in fat so the adults wouldn’t feel guilty having some too. I took a regular recipe and lightened it up.

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Sweet Potato Biscuits and Cinnamon Honey Butter

This year I decided to add a new twist to our Thanksgiving dinner: sweet potato biscuits. These tasty morsels add some holiday flair to the table. I adapted this recipe from MarthaStewart.com. I added more flavors and love the way sweet potato, orange and holiday spices punch up a traditional biscuit. Also, my version uses […]

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Aunt Rose’s Potato Salad and The Story of The Cousins Club

This potato salad recipe is an old family recipe that my Aunt Rose made every year for our family picnic, which included about 125 relatives.

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