Zucchini with Mint

When you have a plethora of zucchini and fresh mint in your garden or produce box, why not combine the two? It makes a refreshing early-summer side dish, roasted in the oven or cooked on the grill. Even if you don’t like zucchini, you might like it prepared this way—my husband can vouch for that!

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Arugula and Cucumber Salad with Mint

Arugula is a spicy little green that can be easily grown at home or purchased year round. If possible, use baby arugula, which is typically more tender and mild. If you can find watercress, it’s a wonderful substitution, and is actually my preferred green of choice. However, it’s only available…

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Cajun Crab Cakes

My husband is Cajun and is very particular when it comes to crab cakes. He does NOT like filler, but it can be difficult to hold the cakes together without any. These are packed with crab, using only the smallest amount of breadcrumbs. Adjust the Tabasco to suit your tastes, then serve some on the side as well.

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Hot and Sour Orange Smoothie

Even though it’s cold outside, I’m still drinking my detox smoothie for breakfast every morning. I just feel so much better when I start my day off with a healthy infusion of fruit, vegetables, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, protein and the ever-important ingredient: water! As much as I like change, I still…

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