Lunch

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burrito

October 22, 2012 Dinner

This weekend has been a non-stop blur of activity. After being away in Montreal (photos coming soon!) for five luxurious days last week, I’m now playing catch up with my real life. Back to cooking, recipe developing, photography, writing, working out, and did I mention my day job? I’m also trying to eat a bit [...]

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Lemony Chickpea Pasta

June 4, 2012 Dinner

The night before we left for Saluda, we packed up the car and crammed clothes into suitcases. There was almost no time for dinner. And it was hot outside, so the oven was a no-go. At the last minute, I threw together this light, summer pasta dish made with almonds, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, and chickpeas- [...]

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Crispy Tortilla and Black Bean Salad with Creamy Jalapeno Ranch

April 16, 2012 Dinner

We don’t usually eat ranch dressing in our house. My husband’s taste for a side of ranch with everything (including pizza, fries, and burgers) in college caused a 30 pound weight gain. Once he graduated, he lost the weight and never looked back. Good riddance, ranch dressing! But when visiting my sister in Austin a [...]

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Greek Pita Pizzas

April 5, 2012 Dinner

I can’t believe it has taken me so long to feature this recipe on the blog. This dish was a staple for me back in 2007 when I lived in Charleston with my room mate (J. Anderson, I’m talking about you!). I don’t remember where the recipe came from, but I recall doing the Sonoma [...]

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Irish Potato- Parsnip Cakes

March 21, 2012 Breakfast

I made these beauties last weekend on St. Patty’s Day. They were gorgeous with spicy Coleman’s mustard and a pint of Guinness. I be they’d be even better at brunch with a bloody or a mimosa. These potato cakes are similar to latkes, with the addition of parsnips. What is a parsnip, you ask? It’s [...]

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Mushroom, Onion, and Swiss Melt with Glazed Figs

January 27, 2012 Lunch

  The apple, apple butter and brie panini I had at the farm rekindled my taste for hot sandwiches. They’re so simple, so comforting and you can make them so many ways. You get the idea. Ingredients: (makes 2 sandwiches) 4 slices thick, whole wheat bread 2 cups chopped mushrooms 1 Tablespoon butter 1 Tablespoon [...]

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Apple, Apple Butter, and Brie Paninis

January 18, 2012 Dinner

I always enjoy trips to my husband’s family farm. Not only for the fresh air, quiet nights, and cuddly farm animals, but mainly for the good eats. It seems like every time we visit, we feast. This time was no exception. However, this time it was my husband’s father who did the cooking. He grilled [...]

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Homemade Fish Sticks

June 28, 2011 Dinner

This is a story about the magical deep freezer we had growing up. The freezer was located in the garage and contained the most wonderful treats a kid could ever eat. It was my father’s deep freezer, his third child after me and my sister and he gave it a lot of TLC. It was [...]

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Feta Pesto and Onion Pizza

June 16, 2011 Dinner

“Hodgepodge pizza” might be a better name. I literally grabbed an armful of half empty, almost expired ingredients out of the fridge and threw this together on Wednesday night.  Turned out to be blog worthy!   I wanted pizza but my fiancé was on pizza overload and couldn’t stomach the thought of red sauce. So, [...]

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Spicy Black Bean Burgers

June 12, 2011 Dinner

Here’s a little something you may not know about me- I’m in a book club. That’s right. And I read like it’s my job. Not only for book club but I’ll pretty much read anything I can get my hands on- averaging about a book a week (we don’t have cable, boooo). I had zero [...]

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