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Greek Burgers

I was at a loss for what to cook last week when my roommate mentioned her and her bf were cooking turkey burgers. It’s been a while since I’d had a good burger and suddenly it sounded absolutely delicious.

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Tortilla Soup

Last week I was in the beautiful Colorado Rockies with my family. We spent a lot of time hiking in mountains, visiting the town and just hanging out. You’d think I’d be sleeping great with all this working out, but I had been stressed about being away from work for so long. So after a particularly poor night’s sleep we went for another hike, about 5 miles and by the time we got home, I was beat.

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Chopped Salad


This week I’m blogging from a higher altitude and my new happy place! I’m vacationing at my grandparent’s home in Aspen. What a nice break it’s been so far. The past two weekends in Chicago were filled with lots of activities and visitors. Of course it was a blast, but it really took it out of me.

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Turkey Burgers

Lighten up the grill this summer with low-fat turkey burgers topped with fresh summery ingredients! We love using baby arugula instead of lettuce for a peppery bite. Serve them with baked sweet potato fries and a big wedge of fresh watermelon for the perfect 4th of July treat!

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Mediterranean Kale Salad

Summer always has me craving a cool and crisp salad! I’ve always loved Greek and Mediterranean flavors. It’s fresh, simple and so delicious. And also reminds me of past vacations to much cooler places than the four walls of my office.

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Gazpacho with Shrimp

Depending on where you live, summer may have already arrived, or maybe it’s not quite there yet. With temperatures in the 90s last weekend in Chicago, I think I can mark the Memorial Day holiday as the official start of summer. I’d also like to say that I hope temperatures drop a little. There’s no AC in our little old apartment.

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Crispy Chicken with Arugula, Mozzarella & Tomato Salad

I’m love crispy chicken, but fried chicken is too high in fat to eat regularly. Our baked version satisfies that crisp crunch you crave while remaining low in fat! The two types of breadcrumbs are a nice little trick too. The bigger Panko crumbs are extra crunchy, and the finer breadcrumbs adhere to the chicken where the Panko doesn’t. What does that mean? Extra crunch and flavor! And who doesn’t love those?

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