Buckwheat Tabouli Salad

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Craving tabouli, but bulgur wheat is not an option? Try this buckwheat version that is tangy, hearty and full of fresh flavors such as mint, parsley and lemon. INSTRUCTIONS: Boil water, then add rinsed buckwheat. Return to boil, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Combine last four ingredients to use as a dressing. If using dried mint, add to dressing to reconstitute. Transfer buckwheat to medium mixing bowl. Add dressing and mix well. Add all other ingredients and mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more...or eat immediately like me due to impatience.

Mango Avocado Salsa

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This sweet and creamy salsa can be served on its own with crackers or my fresh baked tortilla chips(recipe below), or used as a topping for grilled salmon or tacos. The ingredients are fresh and simple, but must be ripe to get the full potential from the flavors.

Baba Ganoush- Roasted Eggplant Spread

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This traditional Middle Eastern dip is made with roasted eggplant and is a delicious alternative to hummus. Served with toasted bread, cucumber slices, apple slices or celery sticks, this spread will add a glorious addition to any appetizer tray.

Mini Spinach and Mushroom Turkey Meatloaves

Savory, low-fat and packed with powerful ingredients to keep your taste buds entertained. Make in regular muffin pans for dinner size, or mini cupcake size for appetizers. This may be one of the best meatloaves you'll ever make!

Baked Chicken Satay

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An appetizer than can eat like a meal! Serve with rice and steamed veggies for dinner, or arrange on a platter and serve as a knock your socks off appetizer. I will often times double the recipe and bring to parties. Also great served with my red cabbage/apple slaw.

Beet Tapenade

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A non-traditional dip that will delight many senses, as it's vibrant color will draw in curious guests. The flavor will keep them coming back for more. Served with crackers or warm flatbread, this tapenade will quickly replace the standard hummus and chips at your gatherings.

Salt and Pepper Shrimp with Orange Tamari Dipping Sauce

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For those of you who love shrimp, but the old standby of shrimp cocktail with red sauce just won't do! A few simple ingredients coat the shrimp to hold in the moisture during cooking, while the dipping sauce combines traditional flavors to enhance the fresh taste of the shrimp.

Quick Mexican Chip Dip

Whip this up in minutes to satisfy any mid-day snack craving, and you won't spoil dinner.

Chunky Italian Eggplant Spread

People claim that they don't like eggplant...prove them wrong with this little ditty!

Baked Garbanzo Nuts

Leave a bowl of these on the counter and watch them disappear. They're also a great protein addition to trail mix.



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