Lighter & Healthier

Coriander Crusted Salmon with Fennel Salsa Verde

Coriander Crusted Salmon with Fennel Salsa Verde

I am a semi-reformed fennel hater. I don’t like black jelly beans. And I don’t like foods that remind me of black jelly beans. But I have found one way to prepare fennel that makes me want to eat embarrassing amounts of it. But outside of that recipe, I do still kind of hate it. [...]

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Red Beans, Sausage, and Quinoa

Healthier Red Beans, Sausage, and Rice

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Besides Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya (which is one of the most popular recipes among our friends and family), my other favorite New Orleans-inspired dish is Red Beans, Sausage, and Rice. I set out to give the dish a bit of a healthier makeover because, aside from the occasional indulgence, we’re [...]

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Seared Scallops with Blood Orange Salsa

Scallops with Blood Orange Salsa

I present to you the very original Red Food on Valentine’s Day recipe. My favorite part of winter isn’t Christmas or Thanksgiving. Or the fact that it’s not 112 degrees out every day. Okay, maybe that is my favorite part of winter… but the bounty of winter citrus surely runs an extremely close second. Our [...]

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Blood Orange Curd

Blood Orange Curd

When you whisk together a simple mixture of butter, eggs, sugar, lemon, and blood orange juices, what you get is a beautiful pink shade of spreadable happiness. And a stained white shirt. With the number of aprons I own, there’s really no excuse for that. We’ve whipped up a couple of batches of blood orange [...]

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Grapefruit Curd Squares

Grapefruit Bars

Surpriiiiise! It’s another grapefruit recipe! I hope you’re not tired of them. Because I’m not. If you’re thinking that I must have an entire counter piled high with citrus, you wouldn’t be too terribly wrong. We’ve been cooking, eating, drinking, and baking with it a lot lately. It’s hard to pass up those dirt-cheap bags [...]

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Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

I don’t think I’ve thrown a party in the last 5 years without a pile of fresh fruit, skewered or cut, and a bowl of yogurt dip along side. I do it partly because there’s usually a real need to balance out the menu with something a little lighter and healthier. And partly because I [...]

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Grapefruit Scones

Lighter Grapefruit Scones

With a bounty (15 lbs!) of beautiful Texas grapefruit, Grapefruit Scones were one of the first things on my list to tackle after we replaced our broken oven. I wanted a simple cream scone, studded with grapefruit, that wasn’t to sweet and not too terrible for my waistline. I started with the Basic Cream Scone [...]

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Italian Beef Stew (Crockpot)

Italian Beef Stew (Crockpot)

Can we pretend that I just didn’t use the word “stew?” Because half of the adults in this house turn a sickly shade of green at the very mention of the word. I’ll admit, it’s not the most appetizing word. And maybe it doesn’t always conjure up the most appetizing images. But contrary to what [...]

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