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Spicy Roasted Tomatillo Garbanzo Bean Dip

Spicy Roasted Tomatillo Garbanzo Bean Dip

| May 23, 2014 | 22 Comments

The robust flavor of this recipe for Spicy Roasted Tomatillo Garbanzo Bean Dip will have you reaching for more and more. This recipe was created for my client, Green Giant, but all opinions are my own. When the kids started school in August, it felt like we’d never find that groove where the morning just […]

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Lemon Garlic Corn and Black Lentil Salad

Lemon Garlic Corn and Black Lentil Salad

| April 10, 2014 | 7 Comments

Love salads with a tang? Lemon Garlic Corn and Black Lentil Salad is for you. This recipe was created for my client, Florida Sweet Corn Exchange, who I am working with via KitchenPLAY. All opinions are my own. When the bright sun rose in the sky earlier this week, the brilliant blue skies and raising […]

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Fried Egg with Beans, Avocado and Queso Blanco

Fried Egg with Beans, Avocado and Queso Blanco

| February 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

In some ways, I can be very predictable. If you take me to a clothes store, I will have to touch the fabrics of anything that intrigues me — because the texture is as important as the look for me. If we go out for an after-work drink, I will probably order a Tanqueray and […]

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Balsamic Kale and Black Lentils with Feta

Balsamic Kale and Black Lentils with Feta

| January 14, 2014 | 3 Comments

Last week, as I was digging into my lunch and reading through some interesting links I’ve opened earlier in my browser, I happened upon a Prevention Magazine story about Superfoods for 2014. Every year, different nutritionists and groups like to share what they believe will be the hottest healthy foods of the year. In the […]

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Easy Lime Cilantro Black Beans and Brown Rice

Easy Lime Cilantro Black Beans and Brown Rice

| October 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

I created this recipe for Easy Lime Cilantro Black Beans and Brown Rice for my client Old El Paso, as a pairing for their new frozen Old El Paso Chicken Fajitas. All opinions are my own. “Mrs. Caron, why are you so dressed up today,” one of Will’s classmates asked while I was supervising his […]

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Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos

Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos

| August 22, 2013 | 6 Comments

This quick and easy recipe for Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos was created for Old El Paso and I was compensated for creating it. All opinions are my own. Two kids. Two schools. Two schedules. Two soccer teams. Two scouting troops. Two homework folders. Two packed lunches. Two of everything. Back to school is […]

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Garlic Scape Garbanzo Bean Dip

Garlic Scape Garbanzo Bean Dip

| June 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

My cousins have an organic farm, and for years we’ve gotten most of our veggies there every summer. We look forward to their amazing eggs, their huge heirloom tomatoes and their wonderful variety of greens every summer. But despite the fact that some years they grow garlic, I had to get my garlic scapes elsewhere. […]

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Veggie Bean Enchiladas

Veggie Bean Enchiladas

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Things change. Opinions. Ideas. Directions. Plans. And you kind of just roll with it and see what happens. Still, I am always a little caught off guard by change — especially change that involves my kids taste buds. And boy, have they caught me off guard recently by enjoying some foods with a nip of […]

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Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

| March 15, 2013 | 6 Comments

Dear March, enough with the cold weather. I am so over it. Bring on the warmer temperatures, skin-kissing sun rays and afternoons in the backyard. Seriously, it’s time to let go of the near-freezing temperatures and tuck the bulky coats away once and for all. Please? Whether or not March complies with my request (and […]

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Sauteed Leeks with Bacon and Lentils

Sauteed Leeks with Bacon and Lentils

| January 5, 2013 | 6 Comments

On New Year’s Day, I wanted to fill our table with as many lucky foods as possible — including the Banana Cornbread and this rich, delicious lentil dish. We could definitely use a little luck as we head into 2013 — it has to be a better year. And so far, it’s been mostly good. […]

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