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A Sunrise Recipe: Harvest Salad

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 12, 2015

The chef at Sunrise of Falls Church, VA, created this special salad when residents requested a filling salad that was still healthy. The name originates from when it was first made in autumn, yet it can be enjoyed all year long!

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A Sunrise Recipe: Michigan Cherry Salad

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 11, 2015

Cherry farmers in Northern Michigan produce more than 75% of the tart cherries found in the U.S. Tart cherries are generally flash frozen because they are too delicate to ship in their natural state, so look for them year round. Therefore, this recipe from Sunrise of Shelby Township, MI is also good for all four seasons! The chef was inspired when visiting a cherry farm.

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A Sunrise Recipe: Streusel & Brown Butter Rutabagas

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 10, 2015

Being of Irish heritage, the dining service coordinator at Sunrise of Flossmoor, IL, grew up eating similar dishes on the holidays with his family. He thought the sweet streusel in addition to his mother’s recipe would be appealing to those who might pass on these root vegetables. It works best with many types of meat and mashed potatoes with gravy.

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A Sunrise Recipe: Asian Vegetable Slaw

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 9, 2015

Residents at Sunrise on Clayton, MO, wanted to liven up the typical summertime coleslaw so the dining service coordinator used fresh ingredients from the community garden to create this delicious side. It goes great with turkey burgers and pulled pork sandwiches, or whatever else you may have on your barbecue menu!

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Delicious Homemade Pizza With Veggie Crust

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 9, 2015

Warm pizza with a delicious, crispy crust is a guilty pleasure for many people. However, it's no secret that delivery pizza is pretty low on nutrients and contains a lot of empty calories. If you're trying to eat healthy, there's a way that you can get the great pizza taste you love while still optimizing nutrient intake - use a veggie crust! There are many different recipes that use vegetables in place of traditional pizza dough, and this one for cauliflower crust may soon be one of your favorites. 

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A Sunrise Recipe: Curried Cauliflower

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 6, 2015

A surprise hit at our Sunrise of Westlake Village, CA, community, this recipe opened the doors to so many more options for many residents who, at first, didn’t think they would like the taste of curry. After the chef introduced it to the menu, the curried cauliflower paved the way for more unique recipes containing curry.

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A Sunrise Recipe: Baked Kale Chips

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 5, 2015

It seems that kale is everywhere you look today – and for good reason! Kale is high in iron, fiber, potassium, and vitamins C and K. The powerful antioxidants found in kale help support cardiovascular health and reduce inflammation in the body, and may protect against certain cancers.

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A Sunrise Recipe: Macaroni & Cheese

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 4, 2015

The dining service coordinator at Sunrise of Silver Spring, MD, enjoys fond memories of his mother making this side dish for special family occasions during his childhood. Now, he loves to make it for our residents. They love the unique combination of flavors and extra sharpness that the feta cheese adds!

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