healthy recipes

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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Butter and Garlic Fusilli with Arugula

October 11, 2012 Pasta

I tasted something similar to this dish at a wedding not long ago. It was one of the few vegetarian items on the buffet, and it did not disappoint. I loved the flavors, though I’m certain it had oodles of butter and slogs of oil. My recreation is light with tons of flavor. It takes [...]

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Hearty Lentil Soup

October 4, 2012 Soups and Stews

I confess, this isn’t actually a new recipe. It’s one of the many that I posted years ago and have been wanting/meaning to update with nice photos and better copy. This recipe is one of my favorite staples, a winter trooper that I can always count on. It’s a no-brainer that anyone can make and [...]

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Mango and Canary Melon Gazpacho

August 9, 2012 Snacks

The first time I ever tasted gazpacho I was working in a four star restaurant in Knoxville, TN. It seemed a strange concept- cold. fruit. soup.- and I couldn’t really see the point. But that first taste was one I’ll never forget. It was sweet watermelon with a warmth from cayenne pepper, truly special. Gazpacho [...]

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Raw Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing

April 26, 2012 Salads

This is probably one of the brightest, most colorful salads I’ve eaten. I love how the vivid orange, red and green make this salad seem so cheery. I also love how this salad gives me tons of energy and really fills me up, though it’s super light. My sister says I can’t call it a [...]

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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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Black Bean and Red Pepper Breakfast Burrito

March 28, 2012 Breakfast

Most days I am not a breakfast person. I’m fine with a cup of coffee and a granola bar or a piece of toast. I’m just not into breakfast (unless someone puts a muffin or donut in front of my face in which case I can conjure an appetite faster than you can blink). But [...]

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Meatless Monday “Meat” Loaf

March 5, 2012 Dinner

Meatless Monday is a trend that seems to be sweeping the nation. In fact, everyone seems to be eating less meat these days and our nation’s meat consumption has fallen dramatically in the past five years. So, in honor of Meatless Monday, I’ve prepared this “meat” loaf made of lentils and mushrooms. I took inspiration [...]

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Brown Sugar Collards and Buttery Spiced Carrots

February 23, 2012 Side Dishes

  I apologize for the lack of posts of late. I spent the past eight days visiting my sister in Austin, TX. I hope to get the pictures from the trip posted this weekend- that is if the airline ever finds my luggage (I very regrettably checked all my camera equipment- arg!). Let’s all cross [...]

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