Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls-3

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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Thai Red Curry Roasted Vegetables over Quinoa

Thai Red Curry Roasted Vegetables

This Thai Red Curry Roasted Vegetables over Quinoa is one of my favorite dishes. Like ever. Actually, anything with Thai Red Curry Sauce falls into that designation. But making this? Well, it’s not for Shawn and I sort of had to hold my breath seeing if the kids would like it too. See, onions are…

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Garlicky Romaine Hearts Salad with Bacon, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

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Paige’s blondish-brownish hair swung below her knitted cap as she climbed the stairs to her school bus today, heading off to kindergarten. She sunk onto the first seat, sliding to the window and looking out at me with her big brown eyes. Immediately, her little hand rose¬† and started waving. I did the same, wearing…

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Sauteed Leeks with Bacon and Lentils

Bacon Leek Lentils

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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Roasted Veggies and Rice Noodles with Poached Egg

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My world right now is dominated by work and schedules and Christmas trees and baking and Christmas pageants and decorating and gift planning (we’ll get to the buying soon, I hope …) and … ‘Tis the season. Between all this push-pull of responsibilities and seasonal traditions and holiday excitement, I am trying to soak in…

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