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Curried Chickpea and Vegetable Stew

Curried Chickpea and Vegetable Stew

| March 11, 2013 | 7 Comments

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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Quick Homemade Taco Seasoning

Quick Homemade Taco Seasoning

| January 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

As I was making my coffee this morning, Paige emerged from her bedroom — bleary eyed and yawning. Scrappy, who is still recovering from his neck injury, had been barking protests to his aching body as he moved around, trying to get comfortable. It woke her. “It’s still early. Don’t you want to go back […]

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Homemade Mild Taco Seasoning

Homemade Mild Taco Seasoning

| April 6, 2010 | 8 Comments

A few months back, Shawn looked at the ingredients in the Taco Kit that we always bought and found a few that we try not to eat. Scary. Who knew that such unnatural things could make their way into spice packets and crispy shells? Since then, we have switched to more natural, organic shells. But […]

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Seduced by Spice

Seduced by Spice

| December 2, 2006 | 1 Comment

I’ve read all about Penzeys at my fellow bloggers’ sites. And everyone RAVES about them for their great spices and whatnot. I checked them out online and was impressed with the prices so I intended on ordering, but hadn’t gotten around to it yet. You can imagine my pleasure and surprise recently when I was […]

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Aglio e Olio

Aglio e Olio

| August 25, 2006 | 3 Comments

Much to my husband’s chagrin, I love garlic. It goes in nearly every main dish I make . . . sometimes in greater quantities then others. And one dish that I love to make is aglio e olio. It’s a classic Italian pasta that combines just cooked garlic, olive oil and pasta in a wonderful […]

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Beet Greens Bruschetta

Beet Greens Bruschetta

| April 30, 2006 | 1 Comment

Don’t toss your beet greens! The leafy pieces on the top of stems of fresh beets are delicious — and perfect in this easy Beet Greens Bruschetta recipe. Do you love beets as much as we do? When whipping up delicious beet recipes like Glazed Beets, be sure to save your beet greens for later. […]

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Herb Cheese Mini Focaccia

Herb Cheese Mini Focaccia

| March 25, 2006 | 3 Comments

Love focaccia bread? This recipe for Herb Cheese Mini Focaccia is easy to make — and so delicious too. Let me be clear about something. Until recently the only herbs I ever used came in dried form from jars. And even then, I barely paid attention to the shapes and colors of them. I suppose […]

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