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Arugula Pesto + Brussel Sprout Shreds

It’s like this, you’re either going to reckon this is the oddest food combo and not sure what to think about it (well a twinkie stuffed with meat would be pretty odd) OR you’re going to love it and go buy some brussels immediately (brussel haters might even try it!) (I love how spellcheck doesn’t […]

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It's all Greek to me. Quintastic Spring Salad.

Listen up, you can’t NOT like this quinoa (keen-wah) salad. (I just sounded like a bully-or just a quinoa advocate?) And the proof is in the puddin cause the hubs eats it. I know, I’m just as surprised as you that he won’t embrace my tofu chocolate mousse. Anyway, back to the fun food of […]

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Ode to Farro

What’s warm, chewy, sweet, with a peppery kick and a bit of creaminess? This SALAD, that’s what! I seriously have a love affair with this dish. It’s the perfect melding of flavors. While I sigh at thought of winter squashes packing up and leaving as the season ends, I have much excitement (like the first […]

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Coconut Milk Smashed Sweet Potatoes

I looooove sweet potatoes. Fried. Baked. Mashed. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Dessert. This spud is truly as versatile as my nude Prada pumps or a can of garbanzo beans. Apparently the combination of coconut milk (a must try in smoothies, soups, or this recipe!) plus sweet potatoes is not innovative. But I’ve spiced it up a […]

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Gingerly Spiked Cranberries

I had a definite flavor line up but wasn’t sure how it would WIND up. Oh God, sorry that rhymes. FOOD SCIENCE 101 LAB. My mom was very kind enough to remind me today how I luhhhhved chemistry and wanted to be a chemist somewhere in the 90′s. Yikes. What a nerd! Maybe you get […]

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EAT a BEET!

What’s Firm, Round, tastes Earthy (or dirt like) and underappreciated? The BEET! Oddly enough I’ve been enjoying them a lot lately.  You’ll find them grated, pickled or featured in the classic borscht soup, today I’m serving them “Glazed.” Beets are Powerhouses of Phytonutrients (natural plant chemicals-think of the COLOR!) boasting loads of folic acid, Vitamin […]

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