Spinach and Salmon Salad

What do salmon, blueberries, avocado, walnuts, olive oil, celery and spinach have in common?  Well, one thing is an appearance on a list of the top fifteen foods for improved brain heal, and another is that they come together and make one tasty and gorgeous salad! Read More

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Easy peasy cheesy truffles

There is a lot of balancing that goes into planning a winning party appetizer menu.  It’s a challenge to come up with that perfect palate satisfying mix of flavors and textures plus an aesthetically pleasing presentation which is within your budget PLUS pulling it all together seamlessly— whew!  One handy trick is an arsenal of super easy but yummy and attractive recipes.  Then you can add one or two show stoppers ( or perhaps buy them) and there you are, the hostess with the mostest.

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Cute little quinoa patties!

So quinoa is now so widely available it has been spotted at Costco.  What can we do with it, beyond plunking a mound of it next to our grilled chicken breast? Here is one recipe almost as miraculous as the grain itself.  Tasty,  low fat, plus child and adult approved, it can be made ahead, freezes like a charm, and is remarkably versatile:

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