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A Perfect Thanksgiving Side Dish – {Rosemary Spinach Yam Stackers}

November 23, 2014
Rosemary SPinach Yam Stackers 3a

This is it!  This is Thanksgiving week!  As you hit the grocery stores and long lines to buy all your trimmings for the turkey and your sides, pop some extra yams in your cart for this beautiful and delicious side dish!  I have found that yam are actually sweeter and yummier than sweet potatoes.  My […]

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The Best Thanksgiving Dinner Starter – {french onion + pear salad}

November 14, 2014
french onion and pear salad 1

Can you believe Thanksgiving is 2 weeks from this Thursday?!  Where in the world did 2014 go?!  My mother once told me that as you age, time goes by faster.  I think Mom was onto something with that statement!  As a child, I remember Fall and the holiday season seemed to take FOREVER to arrive.  Now […]

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Stuffing More Vegetables…. [Harvest Stuffed Carnival Squash]

October 29, 2014
Harvest Stuffed Carnival Squash 1

True Story. I love to stuff things.  Have you noticed that trend on all my blog posts?  I love the appearance of a meal when it’s stuffed in something, rather than just food on a plate.  That’s partly why I’m not a fan of Mexican food – the presentation is just a mess on a […]

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Cruciferous Smell? Shake It Off! ~ [Riced Cauliflower Fried Rice]

October 8, 2014
Riced Cauli Final 2

Holy smokes!  Today I tried my garlicky hands at ricing cauliflower.  Have you heard of this foodie trend?  It started with people using cauliflower as pizza crust.  But now people are doing wondrous things with ricing cauli!   I am so extremely proud and excited to share with you my latest and greatest, Riced Cauliflower […]

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Touchdown! ~ [Skinny Chick Skillet Nachos]

October 1, 2014
Skinny Chick Skillet Nachos 3

So clearly, football season is in full effect.  I am not a football fan, but most of my friends enjoy it.  On Sundays, it’s kind of a lonely time for me, given everyone is off somewhere watching the games all day.  While I can’t much contribute to the friendly (sometimes friendly?) banter amongst opposing fans, […]

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This Chick is on Fiyahhhh – {Sriracha Stuffed Sweets Potatoes}

September 17, 2014
Sriracha Stuffed Sweet Potato sauced

It’s my absolute favorite time of year!  It’s FALL… Autumn…..  Autumnal Equinox…..  Harvest… whatever you choose to call it…. IT’S HERE!   Fall means that Halloween is around the corner and then Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years quickly follow suit.  Fall means that leaves are changing, falling, being raked and we’re jumping in piles (ok, […]

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Fennel Was An Unlikely Presence in My Kitchen – {Beet + Fennel Pink Pasta}

September 3, 2014
Beet and Fennel Pink Pasta unmixed

This week’s recipe is adapted from Clean Eating Magazine’s Beet, Fennel and Ricotta Fusilli.  I have a boatload of cooking magazines on my coffee table and I decided to flip and rip.  Flip and rip is my process of flipping through the mags and ripping out the recipes that I find intriguing or inspiring!   […]

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Fall is in the Air… Maybe – {Cherry + Sweet Potato Quinoa}

August 20, 2014
Cherry and Sweet Pot Quinoa

Have you heard of PINK rice?!   I hadn’t either!  Until I found myself in the grain aisle of Whole Foods and laughed at HOW MANY VARIETIES of rice there are now!  I bought the pink rice because in my mind, it’s just not normal…and what girl doesn’t like pink : )   Go figure the […]

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::Spicy Korean Cauli Steaks::

June 25, 2014
Spicy Korean Cauli Steaks Final

Do you ever have a dish at a restaurant and think oh my I wish I could have this at home?!   ME TOO!  It happened just a couple weeks ago – I was at a local spot called The Herb Box.  I was waiting for some friends and needed to grab lunch in the […]

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Another Quick and Easy Dish – {Simple Spicy Snap Peas}

June 11, 2014
Simple Spicy Snap Peas 2

My crazy period at work is wrapping up and I’ve slowly found some time to get back into the kitchen!  When I say I’ve found time, I mean very little of it.  And what I’ve created in that short period of time, I have fallen in love with and I cook over and over……. and […]

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