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Savory Crêpes

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Right now my thoughts are flipping between crêpes and the onion rings I ate right before I made the crêpes. Of both, I couldn’t wait to eat more. But, let’s talk about the crêpes today (those onion rings can wait until next week). When I was a Continue Reading

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Chunky Vegetable Soup

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When in doubt, soup! I almost always want to eat soup. In hot weather and cold weather, on weeknights or at dinner parties… give me soup and I’ll be happy with my meal. Soup is a great way to use up whatever you’ve got hanging Continue Reading

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Hearty Kale and White Bean Quesadillas

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When I plan our menu I try to include a good variety of foods, so we don’t get bored. Sometimes they’re a little more complex, have multiple steps, and more ingredients. Other times they’re simple, basic, super easy. Scrambled eggs and toast makes a great dinner. So Continue Reading

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Orange You Glad it’s Green Smoothie

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When I need a quick meal, smoothies are a great option. Sometimes I make them with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and banana. That’s one of my favorites. But, I also really love a good fruit and veggie smoothie. Sweet, but not too, and packed with Continue Reading

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Chopped Salad with Oranges Greens and Nuts

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Salads get a bit of a bad rap as a “diet food”. Ugh. I don’t even like the word “diet” and I really like salads. They’re a great compliment to so many foods and can even be a wonderful meal on their own. The salad Continue Reading

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Green Salad with Roasted Winter Squash

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Ingredients: ½  of a winter squash peeled and cubed 1 pear thinly sliced or diced ½ apple thinly sliced or diced Greens: a bit of Kale, Spinach, Beet Greens (Beet Tops) and micro greens cleaned and torn. Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 F. Drizzle the cubed winter Continue Reading

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Wilted Mustard Greens with Acorn Squash and Pear

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Two months ago I would have laughed if you’d told me that my fingers would be so cold that I’d have a hard time typing today. That I’d have two sweatshirts on with both hoods pulled up. Two pairs of socks, plus slippers, and that Continue Reading

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Spinach, Pear, and Orange Salad

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Ingredients: Dressing: 2 tbsp water 1 ½ tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp honey 2 tsp Dijon mustard ¼ tsp black pepper Salad: 1-2 pears cut lengthwise into 15 slices Bowl of torn spinach (may do half spinach, half finely sliced cabbage) Continue Reading

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Broccoli and Goat Cheese Wraps

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I saved a wrap for Tim to eat when he got home from work. He came into the office and told me that it was really good. He loved how the broccoli was tender, with just a bit of crunch. That the nuts gave more crunch. Continue Reading

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Potato Pancakes

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It’s finally arrived. The day of my favorite meal: Thanksgiving. I don’t know if it’s my favorite because it only happens once a year though. If I could only have one meal for the rest of my life, I don’t know that it would be Continue Reading

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Twice Cooked Beets with Pomegranates and Goat Cheese

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It’s chilly today. And it’s delightful. I’m still wearing flip flops, but I’ve got thick socks on too (don’t judge). I’ve been seeing on social media that some places are already getting snow. I complain about how hot it is here at this time of Continue Reading

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Cream of Squash Soup

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This summer, like most summers, I planted a garden. We used the compost that I’d been working on for a year. We bought organic dirt, and I rummaged around for the seeds that I’d been saving. Some were from packages (and probably a few years old Continue Reading

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Carrot Pasta with Tarragon

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If I told you that this was another dish where versatility is key, would you be surprised? It’s the way that I cook, so as often as possible, I will offer alternatives. Just in case it’s a different season when you read this post, in Continue Reading

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Whole Wheat Pear Muffins

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I’ve never been the best baker. I like to think that it’s because of my lack of skill when it comes to all things science. I got a D in chemistry in high school. Sometimes I wonder, if they’d told me how much I would Continue Reading

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Tuna Boats

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There are so many things that you can do with tuna. It makes a fabulous sandwich, one of my favorites. It’s a great addition to pasta, one of my comfort foods. And, it’s good in a boat. Specifically a boat made of veggies. This is Continue Reading

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Thai Basil and Peanut Soup

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Soup, how I have missed you!! I’d kinda forgotten about soup. I don’t know how. It’s one of my favorite things to cook and eat. Ever. Ever. EVER! I’m aware of the weather. It’s been about 97,000 degrees out lately and it’s just going to Continue Reading

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Kitchen Basics – Delicious Packable Lunches

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Oh lunch. The oft neglected middle meal. How often do we eat in a hurry at our desks, eat a squished vending machine sandwich, or forget to eat altogether? Admittedly, I don’t forget to eat all that often. I’m usually thinking about the next meal while I’m Continue Reading

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Cantaloupe Smoothie

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There’s nothing like a chilled melon on a hot summer day. Seriously. Nothing. Give me all of the watermelons, honeydews, and cantaloupes and I’m a happy gal. I can’t grow them for anything, so thankfully they know what they’re doing at JND Farms. I’ve mentioned Continue Reading

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Tofu and Eggplant Lettuce Wraps

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Lettuce is one of those oft neglected veggies. I fall into the trap of thinking that lettuce is meant for sandwiches and salads alone. Never mind the fact that I’ve made it into Caesar Soup, which is at the other end of the spectrum for Continue Reading

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Eggplant and Summer Squash Tacos

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This is one of those meals that’s made with ingredients that I didn’t used to think I liked. Eggplant and squash are things I’m excited about when summer arrives. That didn’t use to be the case. I remember making Eggplant Parmesan before I knew about Continue Reading

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