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Roasted Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes and Garbanzo Beans Over Rice

Roasted Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes and Garbanzo Beans Over Rice

| March 31, 2011 | 13 Comments

This morning, I found out that a friend of mine has cancer. No, wait, that’s Cancer, with a capital ‘C.’ I’ve been processing this all day and am still at a loss for words. I am praying for her health. But my friend’s story isn’t mine to tell. Learning that this wonderful, kind, sweet woman […]

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Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Feta

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Feta

| March 23, 2011 | 12 Comments

Sunday was a wild, busy day. We spent the morning outside, then rushed off to a family lunch, ran some errands, rushed home, the kids ate dinner and then it was off to Will’s track practice. By the time we got home for the evening, it was late and time for the tired children to […]

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Indian-Inspired Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas over Rice

Indian-Inspired Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas over Rice

| March 8, 2011 | 3 Comments

When I was younger, my mother had a friend named Shukla. She was a beautiful, funny, brilliant woman from India, who was a fabulous cook as well. We’d occasionally go to her house for amazing homecooked meals, and it was always such a treat. I remember watching her season dishes from little dishes of spices […]

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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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Sauteed Leeks on French Bread

Sauteed Leeks on French Bread

| January 25, 2011 | 6 Comments

Yesterday, I didn’t feel like eggs in the morning. Or oatmeal. Or cereal. Or anything vaguely resembling a “normal” breakfast. I just didn’t. It reminded me of my younger days when breakfast foods were persona non grata in my life. But I’ve made a concerted effort in recent years to eat breakfast because it’s good […]

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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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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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