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These 10 Simple Recipes Will Remind You What Real Food Tastes Like

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2013 was a confusing year in fancy foods trends. Your ramen was broth-less, your chicken charred and your burger had a whole new bun. Once again, a new year is upon us and with it the prospect of infinitely complex food choices.

Or, maybe not.

Chances are, if you’re anything like us, you miss the do-it-yourself deliciousness of your morning burrito before the coveted cronut changed the face of breakfast forever. With the help of our partners at the T. Marzetti Company, we’ve compiled a list of 10 homemade recipes to bring the virtue of simplicity back into your favorite meals. Bon Appetit!

  • Grilled Chicken Market Salad
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    Let's be honest: What could be more delicious than the marriage of juicy chicken breast, crunchy veggies and a silky, creamy dressing? Get this simple recipe here.
  • Kale Salad
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    This hearty green makes health nuts go gaga. And for good reason, too! Just toss it with a little balsamic, tomatoes and cheese, and you have got yourself a tasty, guilt-free lunch. Get the recipe here.
  • Brussels Sprouts Salad
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    Too often this lovely leaf has been chopped, fried and drowned in an overly-sweet sauce. Try this incredible salad and let the beauty of the brussels shine. Get the recipe here.
  • Mixed Greens With Manchego Cheese and Pomegranate Dressing
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    Artisan cheeses have had quite the renaissance in the last few years, but few can complement a salad without overwhelming it, like manchego can. Try this fantastic recipe for mixed greens with manchego and pomegranate dressing. Get the recipe here.
  • Blue Cheese Spring Salad
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    Sometimes, however, the cheese deserves to be center stage when it comes to a lovely lunch salad. Try this great spring salad with asparagus, carrots, and a creamy, tangy blue cheese dressing. Get the recipe here.
  • Spinach Mushroom Omelet
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    The marriage of egg and veg is one ceremony I could attend over and over again. Get this quick and delicious recipe here.
  • Breakfast Burrito
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    The ultimate breakfast feast, this burrito allows you to have a hot, balanced and fast meal that doesn't come in bar form. Who says you can't have it all? Get the recipe here.
  • Cold Cucumber Dill Soup
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    All hail the cucumber, one of the world's most underrated vegetables. If you are a lover of the crunchy, fresh veggie, make sure to try this refreshing soup. Don't worry, you can thank me later. Get the recipe here.
  • Cucumber Sandwich Snack
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    Thought I was done singing the cucumber's praises? Guess again. This veggie-packed toast snack is bursting with nutrition, flavor and crunch. Get the recipe here.
  • Oven Baked Sweet Potato Strips
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    Let's have our cake and eat it too, shall we? And by that, we mean our fries - our delicious (and not actually fried) fries. Get the recipe here.
 
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