Power Detox Quinoa Salad

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Wait…it’s September? Where did the year go? Correction…where did the summer go? It seems like the best things go so quickly which forces us to enjoy the moments more slowly. We need to hone in on these beautiful moments and feel them. Each day is ridiculously sacred and summer reminds us how fleeting each day is. But I am ready to slow down. Yes, the fall is the perfect time to slow down and refresh and I’m excited to buckle down and ultimately refocus on what’s important in my life. How about you?

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“No Way It’s that Easy” Cauliflower Crust Pizza

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Where did summer go?! Hey, Mother Nature! What’s happening? It has been a long week of gloomy cold weather. I’m not digging it. I was so excited for the summer and the beach friendly weather…but no. We got thrown for a loop and now I don’t know what to do! But…thankfully it’s not that big of a deal. I still had my sweatshirts within reach and not in storage yet. I’m just glad it’s not snowing.

I know I had posted that even in the heat I use my oven, well…now us New Yorker’s can use our ovens without worry and without sweating out our blowouts. At least for a few more days…so you can make this recipe.

Last weekend I hosted a healthified and simplified Italian dinner workshop with roasted artichokes (with a lemon yogurt dipping sauce), peach and strawberry sangria AND this ridiculously easy cauliflower crust pizza with spinach pesto. My students were stunned at how easy it was to make this recipe and how few ingredients were required. This is not a recipe that will break that bank and that’s FAB! And as an added bonus, you won’t even notice the cauliflower. It’s a great way to get the kiddos to eat veggies without realizing it. And I dig that.

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Spinach (gluten & wheat free) pasta with baby broccoli and tomatoes sauteed in garlic, olive oil and lemon zest. Seasoned with salt and freshly cracked black pepper (trust me, this makes a difference. The flavor is unbeatable). 

This was light, refreshing and is easy to make on a ridiculously hot summer day. 

[And in case you’re wondering…I didn’t eat much of this while I was sick. I made this but just barely nibbled on it.]