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4 Delicious Recipes for Sweet Potatoes

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 24th, 2020| Breads, Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipe Collection, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes





We are three-fourths of the way through January, which means you may be ready to splurge on a dish that's not 100% healthy. You also may be happy with your new healthful eating regimen and not want to stray. I'm

Warm Asparagus Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 8th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian




Warm Asparagus Salad



Who says side salads are only for summer?



  • 1/2 pound asparagus spears
  • 10 ounces sliced button mushrooms
  • 1/4 large red onion (diced)
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons artisanal balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Rinse asparagus, and break or cut off tough ends.
  2. Cover the bottom of a large frying pan with water. Top

Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach & Cranberries

by Michele Pesula Kuegler January 6th, 2020| Healthy Cooking, Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

It's a big bowl full of healthy comfort food!






Warm Sweet Potato Salad with Spinach & Cranberries



It's a big bowl full of healthy comfort food.



  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/3 cup diced red

Warm Barbecue Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 31st, 2019| Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

Colorful, flavorful, and healthy!






Warm Barbecue Salad



Colorful, flavorful, and healthy!



  • 14 oz. extra firm tofu*
  • 4 cups shredded red cabbage
  • ⅓ cup vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce (+ extra for serving)
  • 1-⅓ cups diced onion
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 4 scallions (minced)


  1. Before you

Fresh Peach & Tomato Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler August 13th, 2019| Recipes, Salads




Fresh Peach & Tomato Salad



A simple salad that highlights local produce



  • 1 tomato (cored)
  • 1 peach (pit removed)
  • balsamic vinegar*
  • salt & pepper
  • 6-8 mint leaves (minced)


  1. Cut tomato and peach into similar sized wedges, approximately 8 per piece of produce.
  2. Lay on plate, alternating peach slice, tomato slice.
  3. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.
  4. Season with

Healthy Ramen Slaw

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 25th, 2019| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

Cabbage & ramen - who knew they were meant to be paired?






Healthy Ramen Slaw



Cabbage & ramen- who knew they were meant to be paired?



  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tb. olive oil
  • 1 14 oz.

Asian Slaw

by Michele Pesula Kuegler July 23rd, 2019| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes




Asian Slaw



There's nothing boring about this slaw recipe!



  • 2 carrots (peeled)
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 5 scallions
  • 1/2 red pepper (seeds removed)
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 Tb. soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tb. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
  • black pepper


  1. Julienne carrots, celery, scallions, and pepper into 2-inch strips.
  2. Combine in a large bowl, and add sprouts.
  3. In

Tangy Waldorf Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 30th, 2019| Recipes, Salads

The Waldorf Salad you didn't know you needed






Tangy Waldorf Salad



The Waldorf Salad you didn't know you needed



  • 6 oz. baby kale
  • 2 oz. goat cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 apple (cored)
  • 4 celery stalks
  • Pecans


  1. Heat large nonstick pan over medium heat;

Waldorf Salad Revisited

by Michele Pesula Kuegler May 28th, 2019| Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes




Waldorf Salad Revisited



All the flavors of the classic but healthier



  • 3 apples (cored & chopped)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 Tb. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Toss apple with lemon juice in a large bowl.
  2. Add celery and walnut, and toss to combine.
  3. In

Grapefruit and Mango Salad with Avocado Dressing

by Michele Pesula Kuegler March 5th, 2019| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads
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Grapefruit and Mango Salad with Avocado Dressing





  • 1 head Boston lettuce
  • 1 large red grapefruit
  • 1/2 medium mango (peeled)
  • 1 avocado (peeled & pitted)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tb. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • salt & pepper


  1. Tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces and

  2. Cut

Warm Butternut Apple Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler February 5th, 2019| Recipes, Salads

Fall flavors + pancetta = yum




Currently, I'm located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, working remotely through late February. I'll explain that more later this week, but for now I'll focus on the weather here. We had a "cold spell" here, also known as having a daytime high of mid

Nectarine & Strawberry Salad with Mint

by Michele Pesula Kuegler October 30th, 2018| Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Salads

Bright, fresh, and slightly sweet!


While we're a few weeks into my theme of fall foods, this recipe may seem odd. However, once in a while it is nice to mix things up; pretend that it isn't as chilly as the thermometer says. Food is one of the