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Recipe: Open-Faced Hummus, Tomato, Cucumber, Feta Sandwich

Sometimes you just need a quick, healthy, “no cook” meal that can be prepared in a few minutes. When I am short on time and want a fresh, healthy lunch, I turn to this open-faced vegetarian sandwich with hummus, tomato, cucumber, and feta. With toasted whole grain bread and a drizzle of BBQ sauce for a touch of sweetness, this sandwich has just the right amount of crunch, savory and sweet.

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Recipe: Chicken, Veggie and Brown Rice Stir-Fry

When I’m not on the road, I love testing out new recipes. I have a never-ending email folder filled with links to recipes online. It’s curated and searchable, which is fantastic if I want to use up an ingredient that’s going to expire soon.

This week’s test? A chicken, veggie and brown rice stir-fry from Fit Foodie Finds, a great blog with a focus on healthier recipes from a blogger who is also a yoga instructor. The original recipe called for broccoli – a veggie I’ve never really warmed to – so I decided to buy a pre-chopped stir-fry veggie mix from Waitrose (grocery store here in London) with mushrooms, bok choy, carrots and snow peas.

I did, however, stick with the rest of the recipe and it was incredibly quick and easy. The sauce was also delicious and held up well even after a few days in the refrigerator.

The end result!

The end result!

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Recipe: Chicken Thighs with Edamame, Butternut Squash and Curried Brown Rice

Back when I lived in Boston, I would challenge myself to cook something new every week. While I haven’t been able to keep up the weekly cadence since moving to London, I still try to make a delicious home-cooked meal when I can.

For this recipe, I paired a few favorites together for a simple, yet healthy meal with chicken thighs, edamame, butternut squash and brown rice. Curry and tumeric, plus salt and pepper add additional flavor to the dish. I love making a vat of this and portioning it out for my lunches for the workweek. It keeps really well over the course of a week.

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Recipe: Sweet Potato & White Bean Veggie Burgers

In my household, Sunday evening’s are made for cooking. I – almost obsessively – read food blogs and curate my personal e-mail inbox around recipes. This includes recipes I plan to try and recipes that I’ve tried and vetted. Naturally, categories are involved by recipe type. It’s a bit OCD….and I love it.

One of my recent finds comes from a Vegan blog that I enjoy – Kathy’s Healthy Happy Life. While I’m not a vegan, I believe in the health benefits in balancing my meals with vegetables. Sometimes, I also go for a completely vegetarian or vegan option – like these Sweet Potato and White Bean Veggie Burgers.

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