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pan-charred corn, orzo and arugula salad

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 28, 2024  |  6 Comments
When I start seeing fresh local corn at the farmers market, this pan-charred corn, orzo and arugula salad is the very first thing I make! It’s refreshing, satisfying, and has that sweet-savory craveability. The sweet is from the corn, which becomes sweeter from sautéing it until caramelized (browned). The savory is from everything else. The pepperiness from the greens and the citrus zing from the combination of lemon and lime juices make this extra mmm…emorable.
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power greens, papaya, and black bean taco salad bowl

by Jackie Newgent  |  April 22, 2016  |  2 Comments
It’s April 22. Happy Earth Day, my fellow earthlings! There’s no more appropriate way to celebrate than with a bowlful of 100% plant-based goodness, right? This recipe is full of deliciousness, too. In honor of this eco-inspired day, as well the Recipe Redux theme-of-the-month (“Limpin’ Along for Lunch”), I bring you this super filling, superfood-style salad. But here’s a noteworthy tip: If your body isn’t used to getting plenty of fiber, you might actually want to first try a half serving of this recipe to start—so your digestive system doesn’t “freak out!” Either way, this scrumptious bowl will definitely help you break out of a lunchtime rut. Cheers to your palate and the planet! Calories saved: 330 Why it’s better...
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fresh pineapple-cucumber salsa

by Jackie Newgent  |  December 22, 2015  |  4 Comments
The new year is fast approaching! If you plan to eat healthier or lose weight this year, it’s the best time to remember that small changes can and do really add up to big differences over the year. With that in mind, I wanted to share something tasty with you to help kick-start your healthful eating efforts. The Recipe Redux task for the month was to “grab a book and cook.” Specifically, I needed to choose a recipe on page 54 or 154 in the chosen book (that’s because the Recipe Redux is 54 months old)! So I pulled Truly Mexican by Roberto Santibañez from my cookbook armoire, and found Spicy Fresh Pineapple Salsa on page 54. It’s already a...
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ginger cherry, berry & watermelon daiquiri

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 13, 2013  |  0 Comments
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 4 servings: 1 (6 1/2-ounce) drink each There’s no problem meeting fruit servings when you can sip them like this. Rather than making a daiquiri that’s loaded with alcohol and added sugar, this is gently spiked and loaded with seasonal fruit. It’s a perfect 100 calories—and perfect for poolside, a backyard BBQ, or any time you just wanna chill out. Sure, even in the morning, if you like. Move over mimosa! Calories Saved: 140
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