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Banana-Vanilla Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds

Bananas are known to be high in potassium, but they’re also really good at helping muscles grow and move well. So while they’re sweet by nature, making everything taste delicious, they’re even sweeter for helping our bodies function as they should! Serves 2 1 cup rolled oats 2 tablespoons chia seeds 2 cups almond or coconut milk 2 mashed bananas…

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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats or Chia Pudding

Peanut butter adds to the creamy texture of this breakfast. It is also high in vitamin E, so while it’s fantastic to your taste buds, it’s also keeping you looking good. Serves 2 Overnight Oats 1 cup rolled oats 2 cups almond or coconut milk (I prefer unsweetened) 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon chia seeds 2 tablespoons strawberry or…

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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bake

Eating oatmeal in the morning is a great way to fuel up to stay full longer. Turning it into a bake and adding chocolate chips makes it so much fun. And besides, chocolate chips make everything better! Serves 9 2 cups rolled oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of salt 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla…

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Blueberry Cheesecake French Toast Bake

Blueberries have quite the reputation for being one of the healthiest foods on earth. With blueberries in every bite, you’ll be feeding your family high-quality amazingness serving this recipe. They’ll certainly be coming back for seconds. Serves 8 4 flax eggs 1 cup almond milk 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 tablespoons maple syrup, plus extra 8 slices…

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Shrimp Scampi With Linguine

Fresh shrimp is best, but you can also find good-quality shrimp frozen in 2-pound (1-kg) bags, which is great to have on hand and thaws in no time; use just the amount you need from the bag and keep the rest in the freezer. WHAT YOU NEED Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ¼ cup (2…

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Chorizo Burger

This is my take on a burger served at my local hangout, Building on Bond, in Brooklyn. I love the place, since they have great outdoor seating and I can take my dog, Lestat, with me when I drop by for lunch or a latte. The secret behind the burger is the finely chopped chorizo mixed into the ground beef,…

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Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

I created this crowd-pleasing dish especially for one of my vegetarian friends. Zucchini, eggplant, sweet bell peppers, and tomatoes are roasted to make something similar to ratatouille. The vegetables are then topped with mashed potatoes. Rosemary provides a hint of earthiness. It can serve as a hearty meal or a side to beef or roast chicken. Serves 4 3 medium…

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French Onion Soup

I was twelve and in Paris with my parents when I first had French onion soup. We stayed in a small hotel in the 7th arrondissement near the Eiffel Tower, and my mom bought me a pair of beige corduroys, a brown blazer, and brown lace-up suede shoes. I felt like a Parisian. One night we went to a tiny…

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Zucchini Salad with Goat Cheese

Squash complements many foods, and I like to pair it with a sour cheese like fresh goat cheese or feta. Sweet squash, tender spinach, tangy cheese, and crunchy nuts combine in this exemplary salad. Serves 4 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise   Salt and freshly ground pepper 5 ounces baby spinach ⅔ cup walnuts,…

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Chinese Noodle Soup Recipe

I make this soup whenever I start to feel under the weather. It’s best prepared with good chicken stock. I put in a soft-boiled egg and a few splashes of hot sauce at the end to make sure that my nasty cold gets kicked to the curb. Serves 4   Salt 8 cups chicken stock 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts…

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