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Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives

By Karen Olson
Mix and match to create your favorite flavor profiles. For Greek-inspired flavors, mix the olives and vinaigrette with feta cheese, red onion, fresh mint, and a little oregano.
vegetable curry in a hurry

Vegetable Curry in a Hurry

By Andrew Zimmern
Try this delicious curry dish with some basmati rice and a cool cucumber salad seasoned with mint and lemon juice.
beet pizza

Roasted-Beet Pizza

By Karen Olson
Sliced beets resemble pepperoni on a traditional pizza and offer an earthy sweetness that pairs perfectly with chèvre or other tart cheeses. If you happen to have young beet greens, chop them up and add them to the top of this pizza after it is cooked. 
a bowl of beet soup

Beet Carrot Soup

By Karen Olson
This vibrant soup is great hot or chilled. For a tarter flavor, substitute lemon juice and zest in place of the orange juice and zest. 
carpaccio salad

Beet Carpaccio

By Karen Olson
Carpaccio is traditionally made with thinly sliced raw beef. This version, made with sliced raw beets, is a great way to showcase a variety of heirloom beet varieties, such as striped Chioggia, golden and red.     
illustration of man and woman sitting on a couch with backs to each other and thought bubbles with fingers pointing at each other

For Love and Money

By Courtney Helgoe
Financial expert Ruth Hayden helps couples move beyond their money issues. In this first of two installments, she explains why we fight about finances — and how to find common ground.
illustration of a body sitting cross legged with a daisy on the chest

The Happiness Hypothesis

By Brian Johnson
Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt filters time-tested philosophy about happiness through a modern lens to help you access the good life — from the inside out.
sliced quinoa cabbage rolls

Cabbage Rolls Filled With Quinoa and Ground Beef

By Karen Olson
For a vegetarian version of this hearty entrée, substitute crumbled tempeh for the ground beef.
a plate of chicken and quinoa stew

Moroccan Chicken Stew

By Karen Olson
At once comforting and exotic, this homey chicken stew is deepened by curry and cinnamon notes. For the pilaf, try toasted almonds, parsley and diced dried apricots instead of toasted pine nuts, mint and currants.
a plate of quinoa winter salad

Quinoa Winter Salad

By Karen Olson
Served over supergreens like baby kale, spinach and beet greens, this hearty salad makes a fresh and flavorful meal. Try dried cherries, blueberries or diced dried apricots in place of the cranberries; substitute toasted pecans, almonds or walnuts for the pumpkin seeds.
Sweet Potato and Quinoa Cakes With Black Beans

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Cakes With Black Beans

By Karen Olson
Topped with salsa and sour cream, these addictive croquettes make a warm, nourishing meal. Serve with a fresh green salad.
poached pears

Poached Pears

By Karen Olson
A classic dessert whose beauty and elegance belie its simplicity.
granitas and macaroons

3 Granita Recipes

By Karen Olson
Refreshingly frosty, these fruit-based, slightly sweetened palate cleansers are very easy to make. All three recipes make about 1 quart each.
coconut almond macaroons

Coconut-Almond Macaroons With Maple Sugar

By Karen Olson
Toasted, chewy and luscious, these coconut macaroons get a twist of flavor from almond flour. Feel free to drizzle cooled macaroons with melted dark chocolate.
a bowl of egg drop soup

Egg Drop Soup

By Betsy Nelson
Egg Drop soup doesn’t have to be gloopy and bland. Simply adding vegetables and other greens ramps up the flavor and comfort quotient. 
an egg and salad

Lyonnaise Salad

By Karen Olson
The soft yolk of the poached egg becomes part of the salad dressing in this deliciously simple salad. Chop the egg and toss with the greens before eating, if desired. Sub in other sturdy, bitter salad greens, such as radicchio, endive and chicory.
huevos rancheros with black beans

Huevos Rancheros

By Karen Olson
This classic Mexican breakfast is a cinch to whip up using high-quality jarred salsa and canned black beans.
a jar of homemade caesar salad dressing

Classic Creamy Caesar Dressing

By Experience Life Staff
A classic since the 1940s, this dressing takes a homemade mayonnaise base and ramps it up with the strong, addictive flavors of garlic, lemon and Parmesan cheese.
a jar of homemade cucumber mint salad dressing

Cucumber Yogurt Dressing With Mint

By Experience Life Staff
This dressing is based on tzatziki, a classic Greek sauce used for grilled meats.  
jars of tomato salad dressing

Roasted Tomato Maple Salad Dressing

By Experience Life Staff
Reminiscent of the “Catalina” dressing so popular in the 1960s and ’70s, but much healthier.
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