Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos

Beet Green Black Bean Burritos

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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Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnic Pasta Salad

Pack up this perfect quick and easy recipe for Picnic Pasta Salad — an easy on-the-go meal. It’s great for brown bagged work and school lunches too. With August rapidly approaching, I feel like we have passed a major hurdle. We’ve made it through two big heatwaves, and I have managed to (knock on wood)…

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Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce

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Can you say “Winner, winner, chicken dinner?!? This quick and easy recipe for Grilled Chicken with Kale Salmoriglio Sauce is a step outside the ordinary — but oh, so delicious. As a food writer, I sometimes find myself falling down the rabbit hole of research. I dig into my whims, searching for the ingredient or…

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Warm Salad with Grilled New Potatoes

Warm Salad with Grilled New Potatoes-2

When the weather warms up, I start thinking about lighter foods. The soups and roasts that hit the spot on frigid New England winter days are forgotten in favor of lighter summer fare like fruit, everything grilled and salads. Dinner becomes an art of combining no-cook dishes (can’t heat up the kitchen!) combined with whatever…

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Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

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This quick and easy recipe for a burrito-style rice bowl is perfect for busy nights. This recipe was created for my client, Old El Paso, but all opinions are my own. 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…

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Curried Chickpea and Vegetable Stew

Curried Chickpea and Vegetable Stew

Once upon a time, I was a brooding teenage vegetarian who wrote way too much dark poetry. I wrote short stories too, but it was poetry that I would escape to when I needed to process whatever high school drama had me all twisty-turvy. And whilst being a brooding teenage vegetarian, my parents were sweet…

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