So THIS is how that works: Meal Planning 101

December 9, 2010

The meals I make at home are, hands down, the healthiest ones my husband I eat; due in large part to the fact that I’ve prepared them myself with ingredients I can pronounce and measurements I can control. Cooking at home means the addition of veggies, the subtraction of fats and the substitution of sour cream […]

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Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash: So Good You’ll ALMOST Forget It’s Not Pasta

December 6, 2010

I adore spaghetti squash. It’s fun to prepare, first and foremost (it looks like spaghetti! What a world!), and  has a very mild, unobtrusive flavor,  which can almost—almost—pass for pasta if you flavor it the right way. I used to essentially just dump a vat of marinara sauce on top of it and call it […]

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Three-Step Savory Roasted Cauliflower/Broccoli

November 19, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I spent much of my childhood suffering through boiled vegetables. I don’t know WHY, as my mom is a fantastic cook, but I’ve decided to chalk it up to everyone being SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THE ADVENT OF THE MICROWAVE, all “I can boil up these beans in THREE MINUTES […]

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Vegetarian Chili

November 10, 2010

This chili recipe will help you get your recommended servings of vegetables without eating carrot sticks all day & it only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish – perfect after a long winter day. I like to top it with goat cheese crumbles and a cilantro garnish, but my husband prefers his with […]

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Easy Iced Coffee

November 9, 2010

I love the place with the green straw.  But, I don’t love paying over two dollars a cup, when I can get a 2 pound bag of nice, oily, delicious, and flavorful beans* for about ten dollars. Here’s what I do to solve this little dilemma:   I make a strong, strong, strong, strong, strong […]

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Simple, Healthy Granola at Home

November 5, 2010

Homemade Granola, delicious crunchy, sweet, crispy and fruity. I remember eating granola as a kid; my mom made the most amazing granola. Doused in chilled milk or snatched from a bag in my tiny fist, my mom’s granola was better than any boxed version. As an adult and admitted food and recipe obsessed person, it’s […]

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Chicken Corn Chowder

November 4, 2010

To me, fall means squash & soup. So, today I’m sharing with you the grossest soup recipe ever. Or at least I think it is gross. Well actually, my brother & I determined in elementary school that this soup was disgusting & therefore we were never! eating it!  again! I realize now, that our family […]

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How to Make Hummus

October 29, 2010

Hummus is one of my favorite snacks.  And, it’s healthy.   Here’s how I make mine: Ingredients: 1-16 oz can of garbanzo beans (I grew up calling them chi-chi beans) 1/4 cup liquid from can of chi-chi beans 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste; I like it very lemony) 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini (kinda expensive, […]

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The Battle of the Kitchen: Cake vs. Pie

October 28, 2010

CAKE VS. PIE Over at Jezebel, they’ve set up a very scientific system for determining the all-out winner of the age-old battle between confections. (I know that the uber HIGHlarious Hyperbole and a Half did her own cartoony Battle of the Noms. She is Awesome. I bow to her Awesomeness.) Personally, if it were a […]

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