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Fish Gluten-Free Recipes salad

GLUTEN-FREE GRILLED CAESAR SALAD WITH BABY SHRIMP

May is National Celiac Awareness month and for those of us affected by celiac or other forms of gluten-intolerances, coming in contact with gluten can have severe consequences. One out of every 133 Americans has celiac disease, equivalent to nearly 1% of the U.S. population. Unfortunately, 83% of the 3 million Americans living with celiac disease remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

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Gluten-Free Recipes salad

FRESH CORN AND MANGO SALAD

Anyone who has suffered with food allergies or sensitivities understands how difficult it can be to receive a definitive diagnosis and then move towards wellness – one step forward, two steps back; when it’s your child in the mix, the ante is upped big time. And that’s exactly the place Heather Christo found herself when one of her daughters became ill enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room; when all tests came back inconclusive, Heather was convinced the issues were food related and she began a journey that would shift the focus of her career.

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GLUTEN-FREE THAI-STYLE NOODLE SALAD

This Thursday, May 21st, is National Hummus Day and as a Sabra Tastemaker, you knew I’d be writing about hummus this week, right?? I think I’ve mentioned before, I avoided hummus for years because I had convinced myself I wouldn’t like it – made from strange things (to me) like chickpeas and tahini made me super leary. But then I actually tasted hummus and well, it was love at first bite.

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Recipes salad

ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH CHOPPED EGG

I cannot believe a week has passed since we landed in Italy. Our time in Milan and seeing the Expo will absolutely the highlight of our year; it truly is a spectacular event and if you have an opportunity to visit, please don’t miss it.

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Recipes salad southwestern

TACO SALAD WITH CRISP BELL PEPPER DRESSING

It appears I’m always running behind – from current fashion trends to food-centric holidays with Cinco de Mayo being no exception. If you find yourself scrambling for something quick and easy to serve, this might be the recipe for you – but first, I’m going to share a bit of our recent trip The Professor and I took with a few of our Sabra Tastemaker friends.

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Gluten-Free Recipes salad sides

GLUTEN-FREE COUSCOUS SALAD WITH OLIVES AND ROASTED VEGETABLES

We eat a fair amount of salads in our house and I’m always looking for ways to change them up, to make them more interesting than say, lettuce, tomato, radish and cucumbers. This Gluten-Free Couscous Salad with Ripe Olives and Roasted Vegetables is a great addition to have in your repitoire.

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SPROUTED LENTIL AND BEET SALAD

Seven months. Seven months of flannel sheets. It was the ‘winter-that-wouldn’t-die’ and for seven very long months, The Professor and I wrapped ourselves in those flannel sheets while dreaming of white sandy beaches where they serve sweet fruity drinks with umbrellas in tall, chilled glasses. But today . . . off with the flannel and on to the Egyptian Cotton, baby. 

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Gluten-Free Recipes salad

ASPARAGUS AND STRAWBERRY SALAD and THE B.T.C.

I’m always drawn to a great story – more so when there’s an underdog; I still cry when watching Rocky or Secretariat or any of the other tug-at-your-heart-strings kind of movies – even when I know how the story ends. I want the good guy to get the girl, I am a sucker for a great love story and want star-crossed lovers to find their happy ending; I want there to be peace and harmony in the world. Clearly, I am a sap – but it’s always about the story for me.

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Gluten-Free Recipes salad vegetarian

SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD W/BROWN BUTTER VINAIGRETTE

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Musical pairing – “How To Tame Lions” by Washington

The Professor and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last month; and while we don’t normally celebrate the usual ‘Hallmark greeting card’ days like Valentine’s day et al, we do plan something special for our anniversary. It’s not that we poo-poo celebrations, it’s just that we seem to celebrate each day we have with one another – taking the time to sit on the deck watching the birds at our feeders, listening to a piece of music or sipping coffee while watching a sunrise in complete silence – those are moments worth celebrating throughout each day, each month throughout the year.

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Gluten-Free Recipes salad TRAVEL

FENNEL SALAD WITH PRESERVED MEYER LEMONS

The Professor has left for campus, the house is quiet except for the hum of the humidifier and the occasional mew of a cat; a mix of sleet, rain and snow tumble from the cloudy, gray skies as a fickle Mother Nature straddles the weather fence in deciding which it’s going to be today. And somewhere in a dark cave in Philadelphia, there’s a very large, furry rodent snickering gleefully at his deceitfulness in getting our hopes up that an early Spring, was indeed, on its way.

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MEDIA Recipes salad

ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH TOMATO VINAIGRETTE

The Professor and I are participating in Verizon’s ‘Savy Gourmet’ program and have been having fun testing Motorola’s new XYBoard (ZIE-board). We met a group of Midwest friends in Chicago last month to get a few lessons on what this new tablet can do. We’ll be talking about the XYBoard tablet in future posts but now I want to share my take on a particular salad we enjoyed at a top-secret dinner, held in a top-secret place.