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Lemon-Almond Pesto

Yield: 1 cup These days, the backyard basil patch lives only in my dreams. This “pesto” is a great way to brighten up winter and make the most of lemon season. Bright and tangy, it’s delicious on grilled chicken or fish and makes a lively topping for vegetables and pasta. Ingredients: 1 lemon 1/2 shallot, […]

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Whole Lemon Tart

Yield: One 9-inch tart My friend Debbie wrote the other day to tell me her lemon tree was exploding with lemons. Lucky girl! Deb’s tree has inspired this post for my favorite lemon tart. If life has handed you lemons, make the most of them! You might also want to try the Grilled Lemon Chicken […]

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Orange Polentina

Yield: 4 servings This dish is a nice alternative to hot cereal or oatmeal – and just as quick. It’s also a great way to highlight fresh citrus, which is a wonderful way to infuse healthy dishes with bright flavor. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 medium orange 2 cups water 1 1/2 cups milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup polenta or […]

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Rosemary Orange Zucchini Bread

Yield: 4 mini loaves or 2 standard loaves The orange zest, fresh orange juice and chopped fresh rosemary make this unlike any other zucchini bread you’ve tasted! 3 large eggs 1/2 cup of plain yogurt 1/2 cup of olive oil 1 3/4 cup of sugar 2 cups of shredded zucchini 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh rosemary Zest of one orange […]

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Pasta with White Beans, Greens and Lemon

Yield: 6 servings I substituted whole wheat penne pasta for the orecchiette because I prefer whole wheat pasta and that’s what I had on-hand. Ingredients: 1 pound uncooked orecchiette (“little ears” pasta) 2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil Cooking spray 3 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, […]

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Lentils with Lemon, Herbs, and Feta

Yield: 6 servings Lemony lentils are tossed with fresh parsley, mint, ginger, garlic, and feta cheese. Packed with protein and fiber, this dish is made to satisfy! Always rinse and sort lentils before cooking with them. It’s common to find small rocks or debris in dried legumes. Ingredients: 4 cups vegetable broth 2 cups yellow or brown […]

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Chicken Paillards with Clementine Salsa

Yield: 4 servings Clementines team up with tomatoes, onions, celery, and fresh herbs to make a refreshing, splashy salsa in the middle of winter. This dish comes together quickly – quick enough for mid-week meals. Serve it with some rice or quinoa and a fresh vegetable. Enjoy! Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or, cut 2 chicken breasts in half for 4 smaller […]

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Cannellini Bean Dip with Rosemary

Yield: 1 1/2 cups The combination of fresh orange juice and rosemary backing the creamy texture of the beans is really tasty – and a little different. If you use canned beans for this, you will need 1 can. Rinse and drain them first. Serve this dip with crudités, crackers, or toasted pita. It also […]

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