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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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CSA Day with a Side of Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette

CSA Day with a Side of Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette

| September 29, 2010 | 7 Comments

This dish just screams fall to me — so even though there were no Brussels sprouts in my CSA share this week, I couldn’t get these off my mind. When I first wrote about these Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette, the photos just didn’t do them justice. I mean, when you have a dish […]

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Whole Wheat Couscous Tabbouleh Salad

Whole Wheat Couscous Tabbouleh Salad

| August 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

When I moved to New York (as in Manhattan) to go to college, I craved freedom and devoured the city. I walked everywhere, breathing in the skyscrapers and eying the fabulous fashion and amazing pace. Everything seemed so special, so amazing. One of my favorite things was checking out the myriad grocery stores in the […]

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Swiss Chard with Garlic and Bacon Recipe

Swiss Chard with Garlic and Bacon Recipe

| July 2, 2010 | 3 Comments

Every spring I wait excitedly, checking websites and reading newspapers, for the local farmers’ markets to open. While I know that many of my fellow local food-loving compatriots seek out and enjoy local everything all year round, I get a special joy from walking between stands at my favorite markets and selecting different veggies and […]

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Caramelized Onion Orzo Recipe

Caramelized Onion Orzo Recipe

| June 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

It was only earlier this year that I tried making orzo for the first time, and I quickly discovered that I (and my kids) adore it. The tiny bits of pasta make a fabulous side dish. This particular orzo is made with caramelized onions, giving it a wonderful sweetness that gets savory boosts from freshly […]

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Sweet Potato and Carrot Salad Recipe

Sweet Potato and Carrot Salad Recipe

| May 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

Mentally, I am fully entrenched in summer. Picnics, beach days, camping, grilling … these are the things that totally fill my thoughts. But in reality, Will has a few more weeks of school. I have to work. It’s only May. That’s okay. Summer break will be here soon enough, right? In the meantime, I am […]

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Balsamic Roasted Green Beans Recipe

Balsamic Roasted Green Beans Recipe

| April 13, 2010 | 6 Comments

When it comes to veggies, my family loves pretty much anything roasted. Roasting brings out so many wonderful flavors that can be lost or watered down with steaming or boiling. So, recently when I was talking about that with someone an idea popped into my head: what about green beans? Green beans are like a […]

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