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Sun Dried Tomato and Cheese Strudels

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These strudels are quick to make and are versatile: cut in small squares for hors d’oeuvres with cocktails before dinner, or cut in slices to serve with a simple green salad for a light lunch. If you can’t find the Alouette garlic and herb cheese spread, Boursin cheese, herb goat…

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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These sweet and sour meatballs are better than take-out and can be made in less than 30 minutes — talk about a fast dinner! I like adding extra Sriracha to mine and topping with some cilantro, but it’s totally optional. Quorn meatless meatballs are available in many of the grocery stores near…

Pantry Raid: Homestyle Chicken Soup

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Since I started eating meat again last year, I almost always keep a package of organic chicken thighs or breasts in my freezer for fresh, quick-to-assemble meals like curried chicken salad, chicken bacon ranch pasta—and this simple chicken soup. Chicken or vegetable broth concentrate, like Better Than Bouillon brand, is a…

Spiced Raita

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A creamy and spicy cucumber salad to accompany Eggplant and Red Lentil Daal—or you could eat it plain with pita chips or naan bread, too.

Eggplant and Red Lentil Daal

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Indian food has always been an elusive thing for me to make at home. Thai, I can manage—Dave is particularly good at cooking it. Italian, of course. French, too. Indian, though, has been a no-go. Now, I’ll be the first one in the car if we’re going out for Indian…

Banana-Pecan Oatmeal

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The combination of bananas, pecans, and spices has always been one of my favorites. When I got back on an oatmeal kick recently, especially with overnight oats, this was one of the first flavor combinations I tried. It’s probably my favorite that I make at least once or twice a…

Quick Tips for Cauliflower Rice

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Along with the rest of the world, Dave and I recently discovered cauliflower rice, and it has become something that we really enjoy eating now as a side dish with pretty much everything. It's easy to make and the same "blank canvas" as rice to which a variety of flavors and ingredients can be added. Unlike rice, though, it's much quicker to cook—a big reason why I like it—fewer carbs, and more nutritious. Here are a few quick tips for how to make it.