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Garlic and Parsley Roasted Cauliflower

Garlic and Parsley Roasted Cauliflower

| February 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

The sun is shining. I know, it doesn’t sound like much, but the first six or so weeks of winter here were marked with gray skies and ever-impending snow. The harsh weather was unlike anything I’d experienced before, and for the first time, I understood the winter blues. I was frantic — trying to harness […]

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Sweet and Sour Baby Bok Choy

Sweet and Sour Baby Bok Choy

| February 8, 2011 | 3 Comments

Last week, Rivki encouraged me to be adventurous with veggies in the winter, since it’s better to enjoy what you are eating then to stick to what’s inexpensive. It makes a lot of sense. I rarely eat beef, instead opting for chicken or turkey or fish, so I spend less on proteins these days. So, […]

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Stir-Fried Asparagus with Almonds

Stir-Fried Asparagus with Almonds

| February 7, 2011 | 5 Comments

Happy Eat. Live. Be. day! You know, we are hitting the point where many people abandon their resolutions or yearly goals and fall back into old habits. That’s why it’s so perfect that this week’s topic is Rut Rescue. Don’t we all fall into ruts sometime? In fact, I think last week I was talking […]

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Roasted Romano Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Romano Brussels Sprouts

| January 4, 2011 | 8 Comments

Everyone has favorites. Will adores pancakes in a way I never imagined possible. Paige loves eggs so much, I swear chickens run away in fear. Shawn practically drools when he glimpses a well-marbled steak. Me? I have many favorites, but when it comes to vegetables there is one that stands apart. Brussels sprouts. Love them. […]

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Green Beans with Browned Butter and Almonds

Green Beans with Browned Butter and Almonds

| December 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

There’s a reason that I never ever boil veggies, and it’s probably not what you think. Are you ready for this? My kids would eat them. Shawn would eat most. But me? I can’t stand boiled vegetables and won’t eat them at all. Maybe I am a teensy picky in that respect. But steam them, […]

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Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce Recipe

| November 30, 2010 | 11 Comments

Well, hello there, old friend. This is Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce, and I don’t care that Thanksgiving was last week — you need to make it. So get out that extra bag of cranberries and get cooking. It’s super good. When I was a child, my grandmother would make cranberry sauce from scratch, starting with […]

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Easy Roasted Cheddar-y Cauliflower

Easy Roasted Cheddar-y Cauliflower

| November 18, 2010 | 3 Comments

Whenever I start to talk about my kids’ eating habits, I pause to admit how blessed I am. They aren’t picky. Heck, they eat almost everything and will try anything once. I know I am lucky — and I know that other parents aren’t so lucky. And why do I know that? Of course, I […]

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Baked Barbecue Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Baked Barbecue Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

| October 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

Love sweet potato fries? This Baked Barbecue Sweet Potato Fries Recipe is easy and delicious. Barbecue seasoning makes these fries really stand out. Just before 2010 began, I swore I would lose all this excess weight before I turned 30 in June. I did lose weight … and kept it off … but I didn’t […]

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Pomegranate Thyme Carrots

Pomegranate Thyme Carrots

| October 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

Mmm. Carrots. While I am not a huge fan of steamed carrots, I love carrots when they have a lot of flavor — and these do. These aren’t your sweet-glazed carrots. Instead they have a rich savoriness, with a hint of sweetness and a whisper of tartness. They’d be fabulous served with a roasted chicken […]

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Slow Roasted Root Vegetables

Slow Roasted Root Vegetables

| October 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

We’re quickly moving towards wintertime here in New England, and with that comes earlier sundowns and less favorable daytime light. I am struggling with pictures, trying to get tasty shots with what light we have. Although I do have lights and whatnot for shooting photos at night, I have ever been particularly comfortable using them. […]

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