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For some reason, I’d never made zucchini boats until now. Not sure why, considering they were unbelievably easy to make…and delicious! After perusing the Internet for recipe ideas, I decided to just make up my own, with ingredients already on hand. The zucchini boats were fantastic served alone, but would also be wonderful alongside grilled chicken breast.

On a side note, I’m bummed that my Buckeyes didn’t make it to the Final Four, but they had a great season. I actually got to see them play in the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight at Staples Center, which was pretty unreal. Go Bucks!

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I hosted my third Lean on Lamb Supper Club the other night. In the past, the Tri-Lamb Group supplied me with a recipe; this time, I had to create my own. The Tri-Lamb Group sent me a frozen, boneless leg of lamb and a gift card for ingredients.

I garnered inspiration from friends, family, co-workers and the Internet, as I rarely cook with lamb. I decided on crock-pot lamb with Greek yogurt, mint and pomegranate with a pomegranate and cinnamon reduction. The result was fantastic, with the reduction being one of the stars of the meal.

The Tri-Lamb Group is “a collaborative initiative of lamb producer organizations from the U.S., New Zealand and Australia which focuses on educating Americans about lamb.” The company selects food and lifestyle bloggers in LA, Boston and Washington, D.C.

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It’s already Wednesday? This week is flying by for me. Of course, now that I say that, the rest of the week is going to go by painfully slow. Let’s hope not though, because I can’t wait to go home this weekend to see my cousins from Ohio–it’s been far too long!

I was home last weekend as well, so my mom and I made these unbelievably flavorful stuffed peppers served atop a couscous blend. I’ve eaten this for lunch the past three days, and wish I had enough for the rest of the week. Though the recipe was time-consuming, the hours spent were definitely worth it. Delicious, healthy, colorful–can’t go wrong. :)

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I’m taking a short break from hearty fall recipes to feature this refreshing and healthy couscous salad. I know I often rave about recipes being the ideal appetizer/side dish/main course to serve dinner guests, but I’m pretty sure this one trumps all.

The salad is fresh and full of flavor. It can easily be made vegetarian by omitting the chicken and cheese, and making a basil vinaigrette, instead of a mayo-based dressing. The basil dressing is one of my favorite components; however, I use it sparingly, as it defeats the healthy aspect of the dish. :)

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