Basil Vinaigrette (And 20+ recipes to use it!)

Hands down one of the most popular recipes on WGC – Basil Vinaigrette. Not even exaggerating, it’s the best vinaigrette in the world and it’s going to make your recipes THAT much better!  […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Hummus

Giving my favorite snack (hummus) a new spin for this Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Hummus! It’s the perfect snack or appetizer with pita or crudite! […]

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Cilantro and Pepita Pesto

I’m a homemade pesto kinda gal. What about you guys? It’s just too easy. And you can make little adjustments here and there to use what you have on hand. For example, no pinenuts? No problem! Throw in some cashews or walnuts and call it a day! No basil? Problem solved – cilantro is delish! […]

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Mustard Herb Vinaigrette

I figure life is all about balance. Monday = slutty brownies. Wednesday = salads!! Specifically salads with this Herb Mustard Vinaigrette. wooohoo. Balance. It’s the story of my life. Other things that I try to balance, my inordinate amount of lululemon pants with fabulous heels, my obsession with trashy TV and the real news, etc. […]

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Israeli Couscous Taco Salad

The month of July is super exciting for me!! Not only am I home after a month of traveling, but I get to play around in my kitchen with my all time favorite ingredient – avocado!! So to kick things off this month, I’m sharing one of my all time favorite recipes for an Israeli […]

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Eggplant Chips with Cilantro Pesto

This years Summer Fest is kicking off with a celebration of all things Eggplant and I couldn’t be more excited! My love for eggplant start a few years ago with Eggplant Parmesan, I mean really, who doesn’t love anything smothered with mozzarella cheese? And has since grown into an absolute obsession with all things eggplant! […]

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Summer Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad is one of those quintessential summer sides! It’s a mixture of fresh produce and delicious homemade garlic croutons. Well, at least my version is! It’s a bright and cheerful salad, which is exactly what we all want in our lives, especially this weekend for all the Memorial Day celebrations! The great thing about […]

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Soft Pretzel Bites

Soft pretzels are the perfect little snack. These little pillows of amazingness are best served warm, with a mustard for dipping and dusted with some salt. One of my good friends and fellow IACP member, Michelle Stern, just wrote a fantastic family friendly cookbook called The Whole Family Cookbook: Celebrate the goodness of locally grown […]

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Homemade Tortilla Chips and Bean Dip

As a true Arizona Girl, chips, dips and salsas are vital to my survival. In high school and college, my friends and I would head south of the border to various Mexican resorts and time shares while living off of chips… margaritas too, but I’ll save those stories for another day. The thing about chips […]

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