Stuffed Portobella Mushrooms

May 8, 2012

Meat, carb, veggie. Meat, carb, veggie. Meat, carb, OMG this is a carousel of boring! There’s no reason we have to trisect our plates and fill them by category day after day after day. There’s a whole grocery store out there filled to the gills with fun ingredients like mushrooms. Get it?  Gills?  Fungus joke […]

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Honeydew Mojitos

May 4, 2012

I’m officially calling it: It’s summer. Summer is the time for sidewalk chalk, baseball games, trips to the pool, and outdoor drinking. When I was young and single, I would fill up a camelbak with a bottle of wine (you guys, it’s like they’re the perfect size for one another!) and just float the camelbak […]

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Mushroom Bacon Tacos

May 1, 2012

If your only understanding of tacos is that they are ground beef in a hard shell or chicken in a soft shell, then you are missing the taco boat by a mile.  Seriously. Mexicans the world over are enjoying a variety of tacos that would blow your mind, and this is just the recipe to […]

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3 Ingredient Margaritas!

April 27, 2012

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner (and also my son’s birthday, woot woot!) and what’s Cinco de Mayo without a Margarita? That’s right, it’s lame. You can make these ahead and stick a jug in your freezer and with only 3 ingredients, you’ll be fabulous as a Host with hardly any effort. 3 […]

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Lemon Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

April 26, 2012

I don’t know about the malls in the rest of the country, but in Colorado most malls have a fast food place that serves gyros. Gyros are spiced, ground lamb and/or beef, pressed and rotisseried, and served in a pita with a yogurt-based sauce called “tzatziki.” They’re truly delicious, and we eat them fairly regularly […]

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How To: Make Lobster

April 23, 2012

Lobster and I have a history; I was 16 when I met my husband, he was 19 and already owned his first business, and like any excited teenager who was trying to impress an older guy I offered to bring him lunch. Off the cuff he said, sure! I like lobster. Smart ass. So ok […]

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Asparagus Soup with Polenta Squares

April 18, 2012

Growing up, I hated asparagus because my grandparents always insisted, like it was a selling point, that I “eat the asparagus! It’ll make yer pee stink!” Right. Because that’s exactly what I’m looking for in a vegetable. The ability to make my urine smell foul. Even my eight year old self knew that wasn’t a […]

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Healthy Fast Food Choices

April 18, 2012

In today’s fast paced world, most of us have been caught out and about needing to grab a quick bite to eat on the go. Whether we’re dieting, or just trying to stick to a healthy eating plan, fast food can be a scary option. Rather than go hungry or unknowingly make a choice you’d […]

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Pasta Ceci

April 11, 2012

Pasta Ceci is one of my all-time favorite vegetarian dishes, regardless of season. It’s simple, is suitable for vegetarians and vegans as well as omnivores, and is jam-packed with low-cost protein for those nights that you forget to defrost anything. It is also, by some miracle, a great, adult-tasting food that kids are almost universally […]

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How to Create a Supper Club

April 9, 2012

My family has been a part of a “Supper Club” for the past three years with 8-10 other families in our neighborhood. We love this club not only because of the food (although the food is always amazing), but because of the community it’s created within our urban neighborhood. On a weekly basis, we have […]

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