Spring Risotto

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Alright, so it’s been decided! From April 17th through the 23rd I’m going straight-up-now-tell-me vegetarian. This Saturday I’ll post the planned menu and if you would like to, please join me! To get us in the mindset, here’s a lovely vegetarian spring risotto I made Thursday night. Morel mushrooms weren’t available just yet at Whole […]

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Arugula and Salmon Salad – And a Challenge!

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So today on Oprah she challenged her Harpo staff to a 7-day vegan diet. I have to say, it inspired me. I’m ready to take on a stimulating health challenge! But I can’t decide between vegetarian or vegan. So, my question to you is: Who’s with me? Which diet should we take on together? Oh […]

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Beef Drip Sandwich Au Jus

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I didn’t plan on cooking meals that involve shredded meat two nights in a row. Really, I didn’t. Maybe it was the innards of my soul cavity reaching out to my subconscious through the vessels and the lining of the euphoric parcel of my heart petals, whispering glorious cravings of the exquisite and delicate nature […]

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Smokey Shredded Chicken Tostadas

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A few things about today: 1) My sunhat that blew onto my neighbor’s roof was stuck in his gutter overnight, and has since disappeared. Oops. 2) I’m this close to murdering my dog every time the mail man arrives. 3) I non-embarrassingly purchased Haley Reinhart’s (from American Idol) single “Benny and the Jets” from itunes […]

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Angel Hair with Peppers, Greens and Shrimp

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I’m back! What a whirlwind of a week. I witnessed the birth of my niece. I changed a few dirty diapers. I held and bonded with her while my sister and her husband napped. I smelled her little head. I touched her little lips to make them pucker. I cried a lot. I breastfe….kidding! No, […]

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Spicy Beef and Bean Burritos

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Tomorrow I leave my man. Good grief, not for good! But for a mere week, so that I can be with my sister as she gives birth to my niece. Or a pipe wrench. The verdict is still out. So as I pack my bag, prepare for the lawng drive, and glare at the snow […]

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DIY Almond Butter

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When was the last time you bought a nice jar of organic nut butter? Oh wait, never because it costs A MILLION DOLLARS. Seriously, why are nut butters so expensive? (I’m looking at you too, tahini.) Well today, I decided to change that. I decided to make a difference in this world. To take my […]

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To Paella, or Not To Paella

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While on a walk this afternoon with my pooch, I was mentally bouncing around the walls of my fridge and pantry, trying to brainstorm on a simple but flavorful dinner for tonight. My mission was only use what I have, but to make it spectacular. (darn cooking shows.) Freezer: shrimp, chicken sausage, corn (yeah, okay, […]

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Linguine with Sardines. Don’t Gross Out.

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I finally did it. After two weeks of teetering on ideas, I finally opened up the can of sardines, took a nervous peek and decided what to do with them. You guys, those suckers are not cute. After many suggestions and google imaging, I thought about preparing them on sort of bruschetta, all fancy-like in […]

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