Tag Archive: easy

Chickpea Curry

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Winter can be a tough time to cook… It’s particularly tough if you are someone who likes to cook with a lot of fresh and local produce.  I rely pretty heavily on our CSA and the local farmer’s market from April to December… But, once January rolls around, I’m on my own. I like comfort…

Smoky Chipotle Roasted Chickpeas

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It’s taken me a while, but I have finally jumped on the bandwagon… The roasted chickpea bandwagon, that is. I’m sure you’ve seen them in magazines, on blogs, and in healthy cookbooks. They’re all the rage right now. After seeing them everywhere, I finally decided to give them a try last fall.  Unfortunately, the recipes…

Individual Brownie Cakes with Dark Chocolate and Irish Cream

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Recipe inspiration can come from anywhere.  Sometimes my recipes are inspired by a dish I had at a restaurant or by some great ingredients I found at the farmer’s market.  There are also times when a recipe is the result of something in the fridge that I’m just trying to get rid of. This is…

Cranberry Muesli Bars

I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m not really a cereal eater. I can’t really explain it… I’ve just never really been into cereal. I think it has something to do with the way it gets mushy in milk.  I am one of those “texture” people… And, the texture of cereal in milk is not one…

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Mozzarella and Pesto

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I’ve been meaning to share this recipe with you for a while… And, since summer has unofficially come to a close now that Labor Day has come and gone, I figured I’d better do it sooner rather than later. This summer, more than ever, our meals have revolved around whatever is available from our CSA…

Barbeque Chicken Pizza with Corn and Cilantro

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I haven’t been posting a lot of recipes lately. You may have noticed. While I could easily blame our busy schedule (and, this summer has been a busy one!) or the fact that Madison is now mobile and I spend most of the day chasing her around the house (also true), I don’t think it…

Grilled Zucchini Caprese Salad

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I’ve had a change of heart…. This summer, I am embracing salads. In the past, salads were just a way to get rid of the plethora of lettuce that fills our CSA box all summer long. And, I’ve never been a fan of lettuce. This year, though, I have realized that salads don’t have to…

Chorizo and Potato Tacos

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Sometimes we all need simple food. Whether you’ve been up all night with a sweet little girl who just loves to chat at 2am (not me, of course…) or you’ve been working overtime at work and have no time to cook, I think we can all relate to being too busy to pull together a complicated meal. Fortunately,…

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

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I’ve recently started to really appreciate whole grains, especially quinoa. Sure, I’ve always been a fan of baking with whole wheat flour, and that’s all fine and great. But, I’m talking about cooking and eating whole grains that aren’t incorporated into baked goods. It all started when I discovered salads made with whole grains like…

Dark Chocolate Nutella Puppy Chow

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Whatever you do, DO NOT make this recipe. I’m serious. I can say nothing about nutritional benefits… There are none. But, you probably won’t be able to leave it alone. You’ll be licking spoons and sneaking a snack or two (or three) while you are making it. You might even find yourself coming up with…