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Arugula, Carrot, and Chickpea Salad

Salad ingredients

  • 1 cup dried wheat berries (I used hard white wheat berries, red would also do)
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas or 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 
  • 4 carrots, sliced into ribbons using a vegetable peeler 
  • 1/2 cub feta cheese, crumbled 
  • 4 to 6 cups arugula (if it’s not baby arugula, you might want to give it a few chops to break it into smaller pieces)

Dressing ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons honey 
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed 
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
  • 1 small lemon, juiced 1/2 teaspoon 
  • ground sea salt or kosher salt 
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste 


  1. Cook the wheat berries. Since wheat berries take around an hour to cook, make extra and freeze it for later. 
  2. To cook the wheat berries, bring a 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. 
  • Stir in the wheat berries and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 
  • Partially cover the pot with a lid and cook, stirring often, until the berries are tender but still a little chewy (about an hour). 
  • Drain the wheat berries and let them cool to room temperature (you can speed up the cooling process by pouring them onto a rimmed baking sheet or pouring them into a large bowl, stirring occasionally). 
  1. In the meantime, whisk together the dressing ingredients. 
  2. Transfer the cooled wheat berries to a big bowl. 
  3. Add the chickpeas, carrots, feta cheese and arugula and toss to combine. 
  4. Drizzle in the dressing and toss to coat. 
  5. Serve immediately. 

Notes: If you will not be serving this salad immediately or if you suspect you will have leftovers, keep the arugula separate from the rest of the salad until it’s ready to be served. The dressing tends to wilt the arugula fairly quickly.

Happy Eating!!

source: Kathryne Taylor - Chesapeake Taste


Cheese pizza with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.

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10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes!

For a humble root vegetable, the sweet potato sure does have a lot going for it. The orange tuber packs 438% of your daily value of infection-fighting vitamin A and, like carrots, sweet potatoes are a major source of skin-protecting beta-carotene. While bananas are often touted as the go-to source of potassium, a medium sweet potato has 28% more potassium than a banana. (The mineral helps your body absorb fluids to replace sweat losses.)

Whether sweet potatoes only enter your kitchen on Thanksgiving or they have a regular spot in your cooking rotation, you could probably use more delicious ways to prepare them. Here are 10 recipes for dishes from fries to soup—each with about 300 calories or less.

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Gingered Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

Spiced Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Latkes

Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges

Chili-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Apple and Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Ginger Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Marshmallow Whipped Sweet Potatoes

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I make noodles like this and eat them as part of a raw dish

but steaming sounds good. I will pass on the cheese :)


Vegetable pasta. Favorite new dish? Definitely.

Ever since my obsession with carrot pasta first began, I have been searching for other vegetables to make a “pasta” dish. Luck was on my side because I stumbled upon this beautiful picture from the Kitchen Confidante. The different colors were a feast to my eyes! Unlike the Kitchen Confidante, I did not make a sauce, but I am sure the noodles would have tasted amazing with anything since the vegetables absorb lots of flavor. Maybe next time? This dish is unbelievably easy to make and healthy! It took me a little over fifteen minutes to make.

  1. Wash the vegetables, then dry. 
  2. Use a julienne peeler to form noodle shapes from the zucchini, squash, and carrot. I peeled the entire vegetables.
  3. Steam the noodles.
  4. Once cooked, place the noodles in a bowl and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese and some lemon juice. 


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Mean Green Juice (original)


This is the official recipe used by Joe Cross and Phil Staples according to the Reboot Program.

6 Kale Leaves
1 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
2 Green Apples
1/2 Lemon
1 piece of ginger

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