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Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples (The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook)

Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples (The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook)

| September 30, 2013 | 8 Comments

This post about a quick and easy recipe for Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY. You may already know this. Or maybe not. But for five years, beginning in my mid-high school years, I was a vegetarian. And I loved it. It all started […]

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Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos

Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos

| August 22, 2013 | 6 Comments

This quick and easy recipe for Black Beans and Beet Greens Burritos was created for Old El Paso and I was compensated for creating it. All opinions are my own. Two kids. Two schools. Two schedules. Two soccer teams. Two scouting troops. Two homework folders. Two packed lunches. Two of everything. Back to school is […]

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Garlic Scape Garbanzo Bean Dip

Garlic Scape Garbanzo Bean Dip

| June 26, 2013 | 3 Comments

My cousins have an organic farm, and for years we’ve gotten most of our veggies there every summer. We look forward to their amazing eggs, their huge heirloom tomatoes and their wonderful variety of greens every summer. But despite the fact that some years they grow garlic, I had to get my garlic scapes elsewhere. […]

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Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

| June 19, 2013 | 8 Comments

Our local farmers market opened for the season yesterday (finally!). It used to be an all-organic market that was held just down the street from me. Just minutes away, it was tucked away in the parking lot of a local church. Then it moved a little downtown then a little across town. Throw in a […]

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Roasted Daikon Radish, Carrots and Peppers

Roasted Daikon Radish, Carrots and Peppers

| May 29, 2013 | 14 Comments

When I was entering the third grade, I transferred from a public school where I had many friends to a catholic school where I had none. While my public school friends were still my friends, I went to my new school every day wondering when I would feel the level of comfort and fitting in […]

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Warm Salad with Grilled New Potatoes

Warm Salad with Grilled New Potatoes

| May 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

When the weather warms up, I start thinking about lighter foods. The soups and roasts that hit the spot on frigid New England winter days are forgotten in favor of lighter summer fare like fruit, everything grilled and salads. Dinner becomes an art of combining no-cook dishes (can’t heat up the kitchen!) combined with whatever […]

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Veggie Bean Enchiladas

Veggie Bean Enchiladas

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Things change. Opinions. Ideas. Directions. Plans. And you kind of just roll with it and see what happens. Still, I am always a little caught off guard by change — especially change that involves my kids taste buds. And boy, have they caught me off guard recently by enjoying some foods with a nip of […]

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Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes

Roasted Asparagus with Tomatoes

| April 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Something happened this weekend. Perhaps it was the effect of our Saturday picnic on the beach (our first of the year!). Or maybe it was the marked uptick in temperatures that seems to be signalling that spring is really, truly, finally here. But this weekend, I suddenly felt so happy and at peace — more […]

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Warm Cheesy Roasted Portabella Caesar Salad

Warm Cheesy Roasted Portabella Caesar Salad

| March 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

When I saw these portabella mushrooms at a local grocery store, I swooned and my head filled with images of meaty roasted portabellas on a salad. Everything else I had imagined cooking vanished (I had really planned to stuff mushrooms with St. Patrick’s Day leftovers). I just wanted my warm portabellas and cool salad. We’re […]

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Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

| March 15, 2013 | 6 Comments

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 backyard. Seriously, it’s time to let go of the near-freezing temperatures and tuck the bulky coats away once and for all. Please? Whether or not March complies with my request (and […]

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