Lemon-Infused Pasta Salad with Grilled Asparagus

[Editor's Note: Today's Quicker Dinners idea is not just speedy, it's also healthy for a whole range of eaters. It's gluten-free and vegan, and also features fresh spring flavors. It's perfect for those warm, late-spring nights when you need something light to put on the table quickly. --Genie] ...more

A Breakfast Version of Cobb Salad

[Editor's Note: Salad for breakfast? Sounds good to me. I've never been one to relegate certain foods to certain times of day—after all, think how much fun it is to eat breakfast foods at dinnertime—and this seems like a great way to get in lots of nutrition and flavor to kick off the day. --Genie]...more
I love stir fry veggies with my poached eggs...nomnommore

Customizable No-Bake Energy Balls

[Editor's Note: It's always good to have some new snack ideas to turn to on busy days, and this no-bake snack is a great one. It can be totally customized to fit your family's favorite flavors and ingredients. Though Kelly of In Everything originally found this recipe on Smashed Peas and Carrots, I love how she adapted it to fit the dietary needs of her family members. --Genie]...more
Looks good! I wonder how it could be adapted for a family that doesn't have flaxseed & sesame ...more

A Healthy Twist on the Traditional: Avocado Egg Salad

Easter is tomorrow, and it's well-timed that this upcoming week is also National Egg Salad Week. This recipe is a great way to use those Easter eggs (once your kids have finished locating them all), and features a nice twist for those who aren't big fans of mayonnaise-based salads. Though there's a little mayo in the recipe, most of the salad's base comes from creamy avocados, instead....more
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Vegan Borscht

[Editor's Note: This Eastern European vegan soup is packed with nutrients! It's a great way to nourish yourself as Spring gets really cranking—all that bright red goodness will put color back in your cheeks. --Genie]...more

Thai Red Curry Turkey Meatballs

[Editor's Note: These meatballs have been on my mind since Lydia Walshin of The Perfect Pantry first posted them. I love the flavor of Thai curry, and I adore meatballs, so this sounds like pretty much a perfect marriage of flavors in a compact package. I've got to work them into my dinner rotation soon! --Genie]...more

How To Make a Healthier Turkey Meat Taco

[Editor's Note: I'm a sucker for Mexican food any day of the week, but a quick taco dinner that's healthy, to boot? That's a total win. Check out this recipe, which features lots of added diced vegetables for a serious nutritional boost! --Genie] ...more
Hiding vegetables in food is actually my favorite past time.  Taco meat, great idea.more

How to Make Homemade Vegan "Mayonnaise"

[Editor's Note: Did you think that choosing to eat a vegan diet means giving up creamy homemade mayonnaise? Well, technically it does, but thanks to Stephanie Weaver of The Recipe Renovator, you can still make an equally creamy and tangy sandwich spread at home. Stephanie uses agar, a seaweed-based thickener, to work her magic in this recipe. --Genie]...more
I always tell myself I need to make my own mayo, but I never do. Maybe this will get me to do it!more

How To Make Cajun-Spiced Sweet Potato Hummus

[Editor's Note: I make a lot of hummus, but have never tried to incorporate sweet potatoes into the mix. This recipe is likely to get me to change my ways—everything about it sounds delicious and awfully healthy. It's a great appetizer for any party as the winter winds down and Spring approaches. ...more
The hummus I made the other day was kind of dry...not sure if it was the beans or what, but the ...more

Celebrate National Potato Chip Day with Homemade Chips

[Editor's Note: Today is National Potato Chip Day, which is as good an excuse as any to snack on some crispy potato goodness. But rather than just reaching for a bag of chips, why not make your own potato chips at home? This recipe is both delicious and a lot healthier than what you'll find in the snack food aisle. --Genie]...more
there is a national everything day... as a homeschool mom I find it kind of fun really.. every ...more