Warm Pomegranate Panzanella

Disclosure: I received free samples of POM Wonderful mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by POM Wonderful and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

While the pomegranate ginger sports drink I posted the other day is delicious, this is the pomegranate recipe you’ve been waiting for. Never had a panzanella salad before? Well, first, you’ve been missing out and second, if you’re still unsure of what it is, it’s basically a bread salad. What could be better?!

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Simple Vegan Chocolate Truffles

It’s cookbook week here on Eat Real Live Well!
{Click if you missed my review of the Fertility Foods Cookbook
and the insanely easy Whole Wheat Biscuits}

On December 22, 2016, the “grab a book and cook” theme for The Recipe Redux wound up producing one of my favorite recipes to date. The Lentil Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust was a remake of Bobby Flay’s chicken pot pie from page 216 of the Throwdown cookbook, and I really wish I could put mine up against his (someone send this post to Bobby or Food Network so they’ll invite me to Beat Bobby Flay!).

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Gingerbread Energy Bites

If you follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret that at 26+ weeks pregnant I’m still feeling nauseous. With this in mind, I’m not quite sure why I wasn’t more excited for post-Thanksgiving gingerbread everything for that calming effect ginger has on the stomach. I can only drink so much ginger tea, so I’m thrilled to have so many more ginger-filled recipes to include daily.

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Black Rice & Squash Bowl and More Thanksgiving Sides

Update: Click to view my Fox29 Segment on Vegetarian Sides

It’s time to make your final Thanksgiving menu adjustments and get your grocery list set for this weekend! While I have plenty of fall recipes on this blog already, I’m excited to highlight a new one, plus show you the sides I’ll be covering this morning on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia, and more.

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Creamy Red Lentil and Pepper Chili

Nothing makes me crave warm and spicy food like the chill of fall. This past week has finally brought that weather, so I’m reaching for soups and stews regularly. While my Three Bean Chili is an easy go-to recipe for this weather, especially since I can make it in a big batch and freeze for later, sometimes I want that same flavor and heartiness with a creamy texture.

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25 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

Most of my recipe roundups are created as a result of a client need. It is amazing how many people I meet with who say they just hate bottled dressings! While salads can be topped with flavored vinegar, hummus, or even chili or taco filling (those are my favorites), sometimes a good dressing hits the spot. For all of you who are like my clients, or just want something different, give these dressing recipes a try. They’re all created by registered dietitians!

There’s options for everyone here, too, including vinaigrette’s as well as creamy dressings in both the dairy containing and dairy-free categories. Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Spiced Almond Banana Pancakes

I first published my almond flour banana pancakes back in June 2014. We made them often back then, before we became more obsessed with my buckwheat oat pancakes and started making them almost every Sunday.


This past weekend I was reminded of this recipe, though and how when we were training for the Nantucket triathlon, it was the only full breakfast Tim was able to eat and and feel amazing training a couple of hours later. Despite the fact that he seemingly digests super quickly most of the time, he never wants to eat breakfast with me before a weekend workout and opts for an rxbar, square bar, or homemade energy bar instead, saying he’ll feel too full. Continue reading