healthy recipes

Endive and Radish Salad with Parsley Lemon Dressing

February 20, 2012 Salads

This salad is somewhat of a palate cleanser that pairs well with heavy dishes. It has bright, crisp flavors that cut through rich, buttery mains.  The idea for an endive salad came from Discover Endive who sent me a Valentine’s Day bouquet of colorful endives (love that this bouquet was both beautiful and edible!). Endive [...]

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Chili Stuffed Sweet Potato

February 14, 2012 Soups and Stews

I’m sure many of you will be dining out tonight in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Seeing as I’m flying out to Austin, TX at the crack of dawn tomorrow and I’ll likely work late tonight, my husband and I will probably order pizza and stuff our faces  while finishing up the second hour of Downton [...]

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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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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

January 13, 2012 Salads

Grapefruit is currently in season and I couldn’t be happier about it. There’s something warm and bright about citrus in the winter, no? It almost makes you forget about the freezing, icy air outside.  About a week ago,  I got a sudden craving, picked up a bag of juicy, ruby reds and ploughed through them [...]

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Apple and Pomegranate Breakfast Crumble

December 29, 2011 Breakfast

This is just a little something I threw together on a whim a few weeks back. You see, inside my refrigerator lived a lonely, unloved pomegranate begging to be used before it went bad. And then there was that near-bushel of apples my mother-in-law sent us home with after Thanksgiving. I hate for perfectly good [...]

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Sweet Potato Skillet Hash

October 24, 2011 Breakfast

I love weeknight meals like this one, that can be whipped up in a single skillet. When you’ve worked a long day and you’re tired and hungry, throw a bunch of veggies in a hot cast iron skillet, stick a fork in it, and call it a night. Ingredients: (makes 2 servings) 1 cup diced [...]

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Homemade Petros

October 17, 2011 Dinner

It may be that you’ve never heard of a Petro. As in Petro’s Chili and Chips. A fine Tennessee establishment. A Petro is simply a chili bowl with layered ingredients. A delicious fast-food concept that really should have caught on across the nation by now. Because many of you have not had the good fortune [...]

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Chopped Pear and Watercress Salad with Goat Cheese, Cranberries and Walnuts

October 2, 2011 Fall

  Ok, so this is my last post for a little while (I’m getting married on Saturday!). So I wanted it to be a good one. Something tasty and healthy. And seasonal. Did you know pears are in season right now? You can make this salad with any kind of lettuce you like. I use [...]

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Lemon Yogurt Muffins

September 20, 2011 Breakfast

As I was making these, I discovered that my baking powder was old. I mean old. Dead and gone. It expired in 2009. Has that ever happened to you? Once, when we were at the farm cooking dinner for the family, we found some cumin in the spice rack from the 1980s. You didn’t even [...]

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White Bean and Onion Soup with Puya Chili Oil Croutons

September 8, 2011 Soups and Stews

The weather here in D.C. calls for nothing other than soup. It’s wet, sticky, a virtual swamp. And gray- very, very gray.  Lucky for me, MarxFoods sent me some chilies to spice things up. MarxFoods has asked several food bloggers to whip up new and interesting recipes using their chilies. They asked me to contribute [...]

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