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Customizable Recipe For Your New Year’s Resolution

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It’s that time of year again.   Maybe you overindulged a bit over the holidays, even if you didn’t ,  you still might be looking to lighten up your menus and reduce your calorie / carb / gluten / meat or ????  intake.  Your family may be with you in that resolution, or maybe they aren’t fans of your new “Fitness Pal“.  Whatever the circumstance, I have a great solution that you can make ahead, enjoy all week, and customize to please everyone.  

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Lentil-Pecan Pate

I have been making this recipe from Cafe Flora for years, and have adapted it to create a firmer texture than the original.  It  is a great vegan and gluten free appetizer to add to any holiday spread.  I like to serve it garnished with merlot salt and edible flowers for a more interesting presentation.
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Kale Chips with Miso Yogurt Dip

kale chips with miso yogurt sauce

Kale Chips with Miso Yogurt Dip
Serves 2
These kale chips make a great healthy snack. The dip also makes a great salad dressing.
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For the Kale Chips
  1. 1 bunch kale
  2. olive oil spray
  3. sea salt
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Remove tough stems from kale leaves, wash and spin dry.
  3. Cut or tear kale into pieces and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. (One bunch of kale will fill two large baking sheets.)
  4. Spray leaves wtih olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  5. Bake for ~10 minutes until kale is crispy.
For the Miso Yogurt Dip
  1. 2 TBSP white miso
  2. 1 TBSP lemon juice
  3. 1 small clove of garlic
  4. 2 TBSP seasoned rice vinegar
  5. 2 TBSP plain greek yogurt (non-fat or 2%)
  6. freshly ground black pepper
Directions
  1. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve with kale chips.
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