Tag Archives: quick and easy

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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Pickled Beets and Cabbage

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Pickles are one of life’s great mysteries. I don’t quite understand why or how they are so awesome. They just are. They can add so much to a dish. They’re fun to eat. And, they’re a lot simpler to make than I would have thought. I’ve 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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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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Cilantro Chicken

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Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (or your choice of boneless skinless thighs) 2 lbs total ¼ c lime juice ½ c fresh cilantro, chopped 6 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper Instructions: First prep the 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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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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Melon and Feta Salad

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I mentioned last week that I have a hard time eating melon any way other than chilled, plain, nothing else to it. I’ve heard of people putting feta with their melon. So weird. So so weird. I was never gonna try it. Why ruin a Continue Reading

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Spicy Summer Squash and Tomato Soup

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Summer isn’t usually the time of year that people are busting out the soup recipes. I realize that. But, it is the time of year for squash and tomatoes, so let’s make an exception. Tomato Soup is one of my favorite comfort foods. I have Continue Reading

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Succotash

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If you watched Looney Tunes as a kid, you probably remember Sylvester’s, “Sufferin’ succotash!” When I think about this dish, it’s his voice that usually says the name. Over and over and over and… over. But, ain’t no sufferin’ here. Tim, who is not a huge fan of Continue Reading

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Green Bean Fries

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I’m crazy about French fries. With a burger they’re fabulous, topped with gravy and cheese curds they’re comforting, with a hearty dip they’re a meal. Of course they don’t have to be made with potatoes. Parsnips, carrots, and summer squash all work perfectly. And while we’re at it, Continue Reading

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Bean and Veggie Mélange

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I called this a “mélange”, which is French for “mixture”. It seems so versatile that I don’t want to limit it by calling it a dip or a salad. A dip implies the need for some sort of scooper. Corn chips would work well. I’m Continue Reading

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All Season Fennel Pizza

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It can be tough to transition from one season to the next. I never quite know what I’m in the mood for… Do I still want a hearty winter veggie soup, or am I ready for snap peas and asparagus? I have a few go Continue Reading

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Customizable Panzanella Salad

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There are so many things that this salad can be. It can be vegan, paleo, low-carb, gluten-free, high-protein… It all depends on what you add to it. I made some baguettes a few weeks ago that I wasn’t thrilled with. They’re prefect for croutons though. Continue Reading

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