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Mediterranean Pita Pizzas

Not too long ago Hummus was considered an exotic ethnic food, but today it is as common as ranch dressing. Of course it makes a great dip for veggies and pita chips, but I like to use it to amp up the flavor of recipes as well. I use it in place of pizza sauce for these Mediterranean-inspired pita pizzas, which are brimming with flavor from the ground lamb, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and roasted red peppers. And all this flavor comes together in just minutes for an easy weeknight meal.

Grab-and-Go Healthy Snacks for the Holiday Rush

Recipe: Grape Grilled Cheese

Nothing quite says comfort food like an ooey-gooey, warm grilled cheese sandwich. And while you can't go wrong with a classic American cheese version, one thing I love about recipe development is putting new spins on old favorites, so my perfect grilled cheese sandwich combines both sweet and savory flavors. Sweet from fresh, plump and juicy California grapes and local honey and savory from the creamy brie and tangy blue cheeses.

Recipe: Garbanzo Bean, Chorizo, and Kale Soup

Although it is still just the beginning of September, there is already a chill in the air that hints of fall's coming. With the change of seasons comes football-filled weekends, colorful leaves falling in the breeze, and cravigns for soul-warming meals like soups, chilis, and casseroles. Personally, I not only love soups because they take the autumn chill off my bones, but also because they are a complete meal that comes together in one pot in a flash.

Recipe: THE BEST Roast Beef Melt

Sometimes nothing sounds better than a good sandwich. When built correctly, it can not only serve as a meal-in-one (whole grain bread = healthy carbs and fiber; lean meat = protein; lettuce, tomato, onion, mushrooms, etc. = veggies; spreads, cheese, etc. = fats). And let's be real--what is more comforting than enjoying flavorful, savory meat and ooey-gooey cheese melted on warm, soft bread?

Healthy Hot Chicken Bowls

Easy and Delicious Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

3-Minute Lunch: Salmon and Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

In my opinion, the perfect lunch on a busy week day is first and foremost delicious and satisfying, but is also nutritious, light yet filling, quick and easy to make, and leaves me feeling energized to tackle the rest of my day. These Salmon and Chickpea Lettuce Wraps meet all of those requirements.

Recipe: Summer Gazpacho with Cannellini Beans

Summertime is one of my favorite times of the year for a lot of reasons, but one of the biggest is that it is the perfect time to go to the local farmers' market and return home with an abundance of fresh produce at its peak of flavorful ripeness. The only problem is that here in Tennessee it is also very, very hot this time of year, so heating the kitchen up to cook all those veggies often doesn't sound like such a great idea.

5 Easy Steps to Building the Perfect Salad

I don't know about you, but I always crave salads in the summertime. They are light, yet filling, can be full of flavor, and just taste better when all that great summer produce is in season. In this video, I share my simple 5-step formula for building a perfectly balanced, delicious salad. I also share 4 of my favorite salad combinations. Enjoy!