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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnut Oil and Gorgonzola

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnut Oil and Gorgonzola

| March 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

Months and months ago, I bought a bottle of walnut oil, with the good intention of trying it. Except, then I got it home and couldn’t remember what I wanted to try it in. Or why I even thought I would use it. So it sat in the cabinet, untouched. Recently I noticed that lonely […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Ginger

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Garlic and Ginger

| March 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

For the past two months, I have been staring into my backyard, wondering what we’ll find when all the snow melts. As more snow came, my worries increased. My raised bed garden is back there, and it’s hard to tell what the many feet of snow and ice that piled onto it this winter (all […]

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Bacon and Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts

Bacon and Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts

| February 18, 2011 | 3 Comments

When my husband and I moved to our town, I didn’t realize what a small town we were moving to. I mean, in theory, I knew. The main street is a small drag with a few well-frequented businesses. The school district has neighborhood schools, which all seem a stone’s throw away from where the kids […]

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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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