health food

Easy “Homemade” Tomato Sauce

April 27, 2011 Soups and Stews

I love a good marinara sauce- one that’s slightly sweet and tangy with a pop of oregano and bright red tomatoes. I love nurturing it for hours as the tomatoes cook down on the stove top and the kitchen becomes fragrant and alive with the aroma of garlic and spice. Good homemade tomato sauce is [...]

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Charoset

April 23, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

This time of year it’s all chocolate bunnies and jelly beans everywhere you turn. And though I’m a big fan of all things candy and sugar, I simply couldn’t conjure the appetite or insulin production required to feature an intoxicatingly sweet recipe that you might’ve come to expect this time of year. Just when I [...]

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Omar’s Honey Nut Granola

April 11, 2011 Breakfast

This recipe a tribute to Omar, my very favorite character from The Wire (the best ever show created for television). Not so long ago, my fiancé and I worked our way through all five riveting and intensely captivating seasons of The Wire and developed a deep fondness for Omar and his penchant for what he [...]

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Green Hummus

February 9, 2011 Snacks

Before I put you in a sugar coma with my upcoming Valentine’s Day recipe, I offer something on the lighter side. Lately, I’ve done sweet and fried, and now it’s time for a breather! I present green hummus as a palate cleanser to ease your way into the upcoming sugar-sweet holiday. Snack on this light, [...]

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Vegan Black Bean Sweet Potato Balls

February 7, 2011 Vegetarian

  I have to credit my coworker for this recipe idea. She came by my office (more like an over-sized cubicle) the other day and mentioned that she’d mashed together sweet potatoes and black beans, rolled them into balls and baked them for dinner the night before. I’m a big fan of bite-sized balls. Whoa- [...]

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