Garden Buckwheat Pasta

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This is the easiest meal on the planet. It might be the easiest meal on ANY planet, as a matter of fact. And it’s perfect in so many ways. Let me share them with you. * There are like, 3 ingredients. * It takes maybe 15 minutes in all to pull together. * It’s perfection […]

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Alaskan Salmon with Black Quinoa and Spinach

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A couple of weeks ago I was blog surfing while jotting down a quick grocery list when this recipe, by the fabulous cookbook author, Alison Lewis, popped into my reader. A beautiful, simple salmon salad. Nice! So, I skipped out to the store and picked up some canned Alaskan pink salmon, just like she suggested. […]

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Tomato Bruschetta with Sauteed Spinach

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Remember the scene in “Julie and Julia” when Julie is ferociously chopping tomatoes in her teeny Queen’s kitchen, while frying the most beautiful slices of rustic bread, and the camera cuts quickly from the bread, to the tomatoes, to the perfectly torn basil, to her arranging the bruschetta, to them inhaling the works of edible […]

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Simple Beef Tacos

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The other afternoon, Aaron and I were resting on the couch, excruciatingly horrible movie on TV, my new favorite book in my lap and our minds taking a much needed breather. We had just hosted a little dinner party with our friends the night before, so cooking an elaborate dinner was simply out of the […]

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Seared Chicken with Garden Kale and Tomatoes

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You guys, I left the house 3 times today. In this unimaginable heat. What kind of an idiot am I? I’ll tell you what kind. 1) One that needed to see her new friends at a posh foodie shoot in the plaza. 2) One that needed to explore a new vintage shop for knick knacks, […]

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Blue Corn Posole

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Earlier this summer my parents took a vacation via car, making a round-trip excursion through Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, then back to their home state of Arkansas. While in New Mexico I constantly bombarded their phones and Facebook pages with frantic, “OMG GET ME CHILES!! NO SERIOUSLY, GET ME SOME CHILES!! DID YOU GET […]

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Oh, Summer.

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Before:   After: MAMA. Quick Cherokee Tomato Salsa: * 3 Cherokee tomatoes, pulsed quickly in a food processor * 1 small jalapeno pepper, minced * 1/2 small white onion, finely diced * 1/2 cup fresh cilantro * juice from half a lime * salt * 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil In a small saucepan, […]

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