Posts tagged ‘ginger’

February 19th, 2014

Asian Spinach Salad with Roasted Asparagus and Zucchini

by Chrissy

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Let me just say this: toasted sesame oil is the business. The bees knees, if you will.

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It’s fragrant, toasty and has such a warm and inviting personality.

In dressings and sauces, it is such a delight. Yes, it can be a little high on the calorie scale, but a little goes a long way, so as long as you mix it with other oils, vinegars, and flavors, it evens out.

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This roasted garlic & sesame vinaigrette is fairly light … Read more...

May 1st, 2013

Spiced Ginger Pear Chia Seed Pudding

by Lauren

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Some of the best recipes we make are inspired by borrowing the flavors from other foods that we know we love.

This is inspired by my mother-in-law-to-be’s Spiced Pear Skillet Cake. She has made this for a few occasions over the last couple years, and it never ceases to be everyone’s favorite part of the meal.

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I decided to use these same flavors in my chia seed pudding this week. I’ve been making a new chia seed pudding every week … Read more...

April 29th, 2013

Orange Ginger Cauliflower {with Carrot Ribbons}

by Chrissy

Cauliflower is making a comeback. It’s becoming a hip veggie to cook up, I promise.

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In the LYK, we’ve made “rice” with it, mashed it up with goat cheese to sub as a suitable mashed potatoes replacement, and roasted it with a savory lemon-tahini topping.

Point and case, you can get really creative with this mild-flavored vegetable.

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Since we have been loaded down with oranges, and had two heads of cauliflower in the fridge, it was time to try … Read more...

February 5th, 2013

Morning Red Juice {Carrot, Citrus, Strawberry, Beet, Ginger}

by Chrissy

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It seems like the Cold and Flu are running rampant this season! Bleh.

Although I haven’t had it bad, Lauren just can’t catch a break, with her cold.

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A sure way to boost the immune system and feed it valuable nutrients can be very simple. Make fresh JUICE!

This concoction is a sweet way to start your morning. You probably won’t even need your full breakfast after filling up on these goods.

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When you feel a tickle in your throat … Read more...

January 4th, 2013

Satsuma Sunset Cocktail

by Chrissy

It’s the first Friday of the New Year. I think it’s about time for celebratory drinks, don’t you?

If you were lucky enough to have a week or so off work, and returned with a three-day work week, then you will probably agree that these past few days were grueling. It probably had something to do with sleeping in, shoveling holiday sweets into your mouth all day, partying with family and friends, and staying up late. Repeat.

If you weren’t … Read more...