Beany Rotini

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Quick weeknight dinner, here we come! This recipe is inexpensive per serving even if you make it from items bought for the purpose, but better still, it’s a great template for using up pantry items and odds and ends from other dishes. Have half an onion left from another recipe? Toss it in. Overbought canned […]

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Apple and Fennel Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Apple & Fennel Roasted Pork TenderloinOne Guiding Stars iconOne Guiding Stars indicate good nutritional value.

Cut the vegetables into thick even pieces so they maintain their shape and don’t get too soft. The deglazing sauce is terrific, so don’t skip this step.  If you enjoy the flavors in this dish but would prefer a heavier focus on vegetables, add in your favorite roasting veggies (parsnips and sweet potatoes would be […]

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Easy Chili

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An easy recipe for a beginner chef, this would make a great meal to prep with the kids. It’s delicious enough that your guests will think you and your kids are pros! Tip: You can use frozen, canned, or fresh corn. Any will be fantastic. If you’re using canned, look for the low-sodium options.

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Roasted Salmon with Veggie Sushi Salsa

Roasted Salmon with Veggie Sushi SalsaThree Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value.

Salmon doneness is strictly a matter of preference. The good thing about oily fish like salmon and tuna is that, unlike meats, peeking inside to see how done it is won’t really affect the final outcome. Fish won’t lose any appreciable moisture through the cut you make. Serving Suggestion: Pair with steamed rice, a fresh green […]

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Roasted Tomato Sauce

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Start with scratch for the most amazing tomato sauce! Stoneware or enameled cast iron is best for this recipe, but any non-reactive (i.e., not plain cast iron or light-colored aluminum) will work fine. The additions of fresh basil leaves and a bit of fresh orange juice brighten all of the flavors and balance the deep […]

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Moroccan Pork Loin

Moroccan Pork LoinTwo Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value.

Try this intense spice rub on pork or chicken. A little goes a long way, so don’t overdo it. Instead, give the meat a chance to absorb the rich, complex flavors. We recommend serving it with Athenian Couscous Salad.

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Grilled Tuna with Fire & Ice Salsa

Grilled Tuna with Fire and Ice SalsaThree Guiding Stars iconThree Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value.

Tuna steak is a delicious treat once in a while, although the large tuna from which steaks are taken is on the high mercury list. This salsa pairs well with any robust fish, so if you’d like a more workaday dish, talk to your local grocery store’s seafood department about the best local, sustainable fish […]

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Cowboy Beef & Black Bean Chili

Cowboy Beef and Black Bean ChiliTwo Guiding Stars iconTwo Guiding Stars indicate better nutritional value.

If you haven’t tried putting beer in your chili then you are in for a treat! Our own Jim McBride won a chili cookoff with this recipe–read more about the intense competition that led to this star-earning chili earning mad props with the gardening set.

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