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Houston’s Kale Salad with Peanut Dressing

(Editor: This Houston’s Kale Salad with Peanut Dressing copycat recipe post was originally published on March 1, 2013 and was updated October 13, 2020) Many years ago, I was introduced me to a restaurant called Houston’s (also known as Hillstone Restaurant in some markets). I ordered a veggie burger and by my Mother’s suggestion, substituted …

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Summer Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette

Edited: This recipe for Summer Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette was originally posted in June 2016 and updated in June 2019. Summertime and the weather is warm, I want refreshing lemonade and summer salads. Lite crisp salads with loads of flavor. And no heavy dressings. This is the time for airy vinaigrettes. During a recent trip …

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Blue Box Cafe Lobster Grapefruit recipe copycat

In case you missed the last month of posts on Beauty and the Beets, I visited Blue Box Cafe (a.k.a. Breakfast at Tiffany’s) on the fourth floor of Tiffany’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. And it was magnificent, although trying to land that reservation was difficult. Plus, since I only tend …

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Blueberry and Fig Quinoa Salad with Lemon and Basil

Whoa! Is is May already? Summer is just around the corner? It’s time to start thinking about recipes that are light and refreshing using seasonal ingredients like fruits and herbs. May is also the start of blueberry season for most of the country and have I got a recipe for you. How about a super …

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with White Bean Dressing and Pecan Crisps

Anyone who knows me can attest to my love for Brussels sprouts. I think Mr. Beet and I make them at least two or three times a week. Now that we invested in a food steamer we are eating sprouts sometimes four times a week. They are so versatile. Roasted, steamed and sautéed. About a …

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