Lunch Recipes

{recipe} Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Pistachio Cream

January 30, 2014
salmon lettuce wraps with pistachio cream

I’m entering a pistachio pairing contest this weekend so I’ve been experimenting using pistachios with different foods the past week. This salmon lettuce wrap with pistachio cream is not part of the contest, but it came out so delicious I just had to share. Pistachios are a common snack in our house and a bag […]

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Spicy Raw Vegan Chili

July 25, 2013
raw veggie walnut chili

This spicy raw vegan chili has been on my mind for weeks! Ryan and I made it a few times for our Detox Kitchen clients, and I’ve been dying to make it for myself. The cold veggies perfectly complement the spicy kick of the chili pepper sauce – which I love!  The walnut provides a meaty […]

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{recipe} Butternut Squash with Leeks & Baby Spinach

November 15, 2012

This recipe is the love child of this dish and the contents of my refrigerator. It came out quite tasty, if not delicious.  Next time I would probably use lentils instead of quinoa just to make it more hearty…and because I’m a little obsessed with lentils. In case you didn’t know, butternut squash is not just […]

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{recipe redux} Roasted Butternut Squash with Lentils and Walnuts

October 21, 2012

Orange foods is the recipe redux topic this month and I could not love it more.  This is my favorite time of year! Love the beautiful leaves on the trees, the perfect weather, and the amazing fall produce.  I’ve been waiting to make a butternut squash salad, so here you have it. I’m a pretty […]

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{recipe redux} Easy Raw Zucchini Pasta

July 21, 2012

For July’s Recipe Redux cooking challenge, I am creating a no-cook, beat-the-heat recipe to celebrate the dog days of summer. It’s been so hot in the DC area I have hardly felt like eating, much less cooking!  This recipe is the perfect quick and easy meal. And by quick I mean it took me less than 10 […]

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How To Build The Perfect Meal

July 18, 2012

What makes up the perfect bowl of food?  It’s one that contains a lot of fiber, a little lean protein, and some healthy fats.  You don’t even need a recipe, just include a few key components and you are well on your way to building a perfect meal! A staple in my house…cauliflower and lentil […]

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{recipe redux} Asian Seaweed Salad

May 21, 2012

This month’s recipe redux is all about the sea!  Seaweed and little sea fishies.  Since I’m not into sardines and anchovies (sorry, Mom) – I opted for the seaweed side of this challenge.  And it was quite interesting. I decided to go with what I love most and made a seaweed salad. In case you’re […]

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Collard Wraps and Homemade Hummus

May 15, 2012

I make collard wraps quite a bit these days.  I love the simplicity of just piling on some hummus, a few sliced veggies, some avocado and there’s lunch.  I decided this weekend to make my own hummus using my Vitamix.   I like my hummus simple…not a lot of bells and whistles.  This recipe was […]

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