japanese turkey meatballs + homemade hoisin

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If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to all the junk food being served for Super Bowl Sunday, you’ve come to the right place. You and your family can enjoy these yummy, healthy meatballs guilt free. We serve them alongside oven roasted or steamed veggies and offer homemade hoisin, wasabi mayonnaise, sweet & sour sauce,…

hoisin sauce

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We love this delicious sauce on everything. It’s wonderful as a dip for meats, veggies, fondue and mixed with balsamic vinaigrette as a salad dressing too. In the bowl of a blender, combine: 1/4 cup ponzu sauce OR lite soy sauce 2 Tablespoons peanut butter, almond butter or miso paste 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar 1…

slow cooker cuban beef {ropa vieja}

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This Cuban beef dish is healthy, high protein and delicious. The beef becomes ultra tender as it simmers away in the aromatic sauce in your slow cooker. Hearty, wholesome, comforting. Perfect winter fare. serves 8-10 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 4 lb. flank steak OR chuck roast 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1…

rose water cupcakes

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I don’t make cupcakes very often because they’re so hard to resist. They’re definitely a treat I can’t have around the house all the time, but some occasions call for this adorable dessert. Rose water cupcakes are an elegant, more “adult” version of the children’s birthday party variety. I just had to make a batch…

loaded veggie chickenetti bowl

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Healthy comfort food is the goal during the long winter months when everyone is craving warm, delicious (usually carb-laden) meals. I like to use whole grain, high fiber, high protein pastas, brown rice, farro, and quinoa in place of the white pasta and rice that is commonly found in the classic comfort fare. I also…