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by Sarah Steimer

Chickpea, quinoa and feta salad with dill

The original recipe called for barley, not quinoa, but I was aiming to use what I already had in the pantry. You could also probably use rice or another available grain.

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by Sarah Steimer

Grilled skirt steak with tomatoes

Bill and I had one of those great, lazy Sundays where we just wandered around a few Chicago neighborhoods until we were ready to eat dinner. He decided on this recipe and we had a little kitchen/grill collaboration on a gorgeous late afternoon — complete with some hoppy brews from Ohio left by a friend.

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by Sarah Steimer

Blueberry balsamic vinaigrette

Looks like a smoothie, right? I served this vinaigrette over spicy greens and grilled salmon. What to do with the rest? I’m thinking a salad with chicken and goat cheese, or perhaps even as a dip with a cheese and baguette plate?

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 by Sarah Steimer

Miso and sriracha deviled eggs

These might be my favorite deviled eggs of the group. I love the saltiness of the miso and soy sauce complimenting the easy smoothness of the egg white. Definitely something that could make your Easter table a little more exciting.

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by Sarah Steimer

naparadish

Do try to find watermelon radishes if you can! The bright splash of pink looks gorgeous in this green and gold slaw.

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by Sarah Steimer

Sauerkraut deviled eggs with thyme

The best parts of your deviled eggs don’t have to be tucked into the filling — they can be sprinkled on top like the thyme and smoked paprika on these eggs.

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by Sarah Steimer

Kale and Brussels sprouts salad

This may look like a boring salad, but it’s surprisingly complex. The original recipe called for Tuscan kale, but I used a more traditional curly kale that I found at the farmer’s market. Tuscan may be a milder version, but the Dijon dressing in this recipe helps tame any kale’s bitterness.

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by Sarah Steimer

The original author of this recipe said the inspiration came from a deli-style Reuben sandwich — and I can definitely see it. It’s great to enjoy these sorts of flavors (the sauerkraut and steak-like spices) in a lighter, meatless setting. I went nuts for the sauerkraut-chickpea puree especially. I saved my leftovers in a glass jar and snacked on it for a few days after.

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by Sarah Steimer

Honey mustard Brussels sprouts over pureed cauliflower

Everyone has heard me say at least 5,000 times that I love fall flavors. But really, what is more satisfying than harvest-time veggies with just the right seasoning and a great combination of textures? I’m also really getting down with sweet and spicy flavors on my veggies lately, like this spicy mustard and honey combination. Another great one? Honey and sriracha. (More on that later.)

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by Sarah Steimer

Mac and cheese with cauliflower, tomatoes and mustard breadcrumbs

It’s mac and cheese season! But that doesn’t mean it has to be all heavy. Swapping out some of the pasta with cauliflower helps to lighten the dish, along with folding in greens and using skim milk.

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