All Posts By Amy Chaplin

Dessert of the Month: Coconut-Cherry-Vanilla Ice Pops

by , July 15th, 2014

coconut cherry pops

Juicy cherries, creamy coconut milk and a generous amount of vanilla come together to create a delicious frozen dessert that’s ideal for scorching days. These are not your regular pops loaded with refined sugar. Small amounts of honey and mapl...

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Salad of the Month: Greek Chickpea

by , July 8th, 2014

greek salad

Summer days (and nights) call for refreshing, light meals that require little or no advance planning. Much of the time, a salad of the leafy variety will hit the spot, but it might not be substantial enough to get you through to the next meal. Here,...

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Smoothie of the Month: Frozen Peach and Ginger

by , July 1st, 2014

peach smoothie
Nothing says summer like fragrant, juicy peaches. Their sweet, tangy flesh also makes the ideal base for a variety of summer smoothies.

Peaches have a subtle flavor that can easily be masked by stronger ones, so if you want the peach to shine, stick...

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Breakfast of the Month: Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

by , June 24th, 2014

zucchini bread

Zucchini are available year-round, but the summer growing season brings an abundance of all shapes and sizes of summer squash, from crookneck to pattypan to eight-ball. If you have a garden, you will be inundated with the green and golden vegetables...

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Dessert of the Month: Frozen Blueberry and Banana “Ice Cream”

by , June 17th, 2014

blueberry ice cream

When it comes to quick sweet treats to beat the heat, nothing is as fast and satisfying as a scoop of this all-fruit “ice cream.” It’s pretty amazing how frozen bananas develop a lusciously thick and smooth consistency after a minu...

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Salad of the Month: Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan

by , June 10th, 2014

asparagus salad
In this salad, raw asparagus spears are shaved into long ribbons and then tossed in a rich, flavorful dressing made from pine nuts, lemon, olive oil and Parmesan. It’s the kind of dressing that could double as a simple pasta sauce — and ...

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Smoothie of the Month: Chocolate with Coconut and Mint

by , June 3rd, 2014

chocolate smoothie

Refreshing, ice-cold and perfectly sweet, this drink is actually more like a shake than a smoothie. Made with nut milk and coconut ice cream, it has all of the components of a classic shake but without the dairy — although the coconut ice crea...

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Breakfast of the Month: Poached Eggs with Asparagus and Leeks

by , May 27th, 2014

poached egg
Handsome fresh spears of asparagus are now in markets everywhere, promising effortless meals that sum up spring perfectly. This simple braise of leeks and asparagus is exactly that: an easy-to-assemble bowl of spring flavors. The addition of a poach...

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Dessert of the Month: Almond-Vanilla Mini Cakes with Rhubarb

by , May 20th, 2014

rhubarb cakes
These mini cakes are a lot like macaroons: Crisp on the outside, thanks to plenty of almond meal,  and tender inside, from the combination of maple syrup and coconut oil. Not only are these little cakes dairy- and gluten-free but they’re also...

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Salad of the Month: Quinoa, Fava Beans and Peas

by , May 13th, 2014

quinoa and fava salad
Packed with fava beans, fresh herbs and peas, this salad will bring spring to the table in an instant. Mint, dill and scallions complement the ever-so-slightly-sweet flavor of the brown-rice vinegar seasoning, creating a bright and refreshing marina...

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