Spa Cuisine Recipes

korean food truck tacos {chicken or beef}

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Are you ready for super delicious, flavorful and healthy tacos? These are truly unbelievable. I enjoyed similar tacos from a food truck one summer, thus the name. There are lots of components to these tacos, so at a glance it may seem like a complicated recipe. Everything comes together fast, and everyone will have fun…

smoky chickpea radish salad

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I know that we’re right smack dab in the middle of the official “season of comfort food.” People don’t usually associate salads with comfort food, but I’m here to tell you that’s all going to change once you try this smoky, hearty salad. Chickpeas and smoked paprika (pimenton) are the stars of the show, and…

gracie’s iced pumpkin spice cookies

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My daughter, Grace, has been on a mission to create simple, delicious and healthy treats. These little cake-like cookies are only 40 calories a piece when they’re unfrosted, and they’re mostly sweetened with healthful stevia. You can ice them with a simple powdered sugar icing (as shown above) or you could just dust them with…

sesame seared ahi tuna

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We’re still having fun celebrating our 19th Wedding anniversary! I woke up to a huge bouquet of fresh pink and purple Alstroemaria flowers, French press coffee, and our favorite bagels and lox breakfast. We want to cook something slightly fancy, delicious and healthy for dinner tonight and we’re thinking this sesame-seared ahi tuna with sushi…

red quinoa tabbouleh salad

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I’ve always been a fan of tabbouleh, and now that I have this little recipe in my bag of tricks, I make it all the time. It’s much healthier and lighter than the bulgur wheat version, and I honestly think it tastes better too! Quinoa is a wonderful substitute for bulgur, rice and cous cous.…

california salmon sprout sandwich

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It seems like whenever I see a sandwich with California in the title, it has a heap of sprouts on it… so I thought I’d follow suit. This is one of my favorite, healthy “go to” lunches when I’m in a hurry and craving protein. I love this served with baby carrots and grape tomatoes…

espresso black bean chili {chicken & vegetarian options}

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This is a recipe I created that was inspired by a much simpler chili by Mark Bittman. He uses minimal ingredients in his, which makes sense, because he’s called The Minimalist. I’m not, and therefore, I kept adding ingredients and tasting the chili until I realized that the only things left in the kitchen were…

turkey taco salad bowl

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Taco Salad is such a delicious, healthy meal when it’s prepared with both taste and nutrition in mind. There’s no need to load this salad down with salt and fat. The rich, fresh ingredients all taste awesome when paired with the classic Mexican spices and textures. This is, hands down, one of my favorite things…

thai peanut chicken noodle jar

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This past summer was definitely the summer of “jar” picnics. We enjoyed quite a few! As summer turns to Autumn, we’re still taking salads and meals in jars wherever we go. This is my latest creation. for 4 thai peanut noodle jars: 4 cups whole grain spaghetti noodles, cooked according to package and chilled 2…

the sloppy jane {sloppy joe’s skinny sister}

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These sloppy sandwiches are healthy and every bit as delicious as traditional Sloppy Joes. I used lean ground turkey in place of ground beef and everyone loved them. This is an awesome recipe to make on a busy night when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. serves 4 to…