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Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Cooking recipe, Uncategorized |

10 Amazing Dutch Baby Recipes

10 Amazing Dutch Baby Recipes

Dutch Babies. Puff Pancakes. German Pancakes. Whatever you call them, they are amazing.  I am known in my family as the World’s Fussiest Breakfast Eater. Even as a child, I’ve always hated: cereal, oatmeal, eggs, sausage, french toast, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, bacon…yep, pretty much any breakfast foods. Sorry, readers, please don’t hate me. People usually have a love-affair with breakfast foods and immediately feel disconnected with me when I mention my hatred for breakfast foods.  I’ve also been told: ‘then eat normal food at breakfast time!’ and that doesn’t seem to work, either. I just cannot fathom the idea of having a tuna sandwich in the morning. Thanks a lot, brain. So far, my breakfast strategy is to eat something different every few days. This is annoying on our fridge space, since a week’s worth of breakfast for me often takes up an entire shelf. It’s also annoying at grocery-list time, because I spend HOURS desperately coming up with new things to try to eat for breakfast. I can force myself...

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Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Cooking recipe, Peas, Uncategorized, Vegetables | 6 comments

17 Perfect Pea Recipes

17 Perfect Pea Recipes

Spring time is here! I don’t know about you, but spring time for me always means that most of my meals focus on two different vegetables: Asparagus and Peas. However, I always struggle coming up with fun meals that use these two veggies. I go crazy if I eat the same foods in the same way.   This year is different. I am determined to eat Asparagus and Peas in a variety of fun, healthy recipes. I already wrote a post with 17 healthy Asparagus recipes. Now it’s time for Peas! These are all meals that use Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, or some kind of variety of Pea pods. This does NOT include Chickpeas, Black-eyed Peas, etc. Those will be in a future post, I promise.  One of the best ways to get fresh peas, of course, is to grow your own. Click here to see my post on How to Grow Peas. Peas are a delight in the garden; they are one of the first vegetables you can start...

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Asparagus, Cooking recipe, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus Recipes

Asparagus: The Food of Spring Depending on where you live, local asparagus is ready to buy and eat as early as February in the South and all the way until May in the North. If you’d like to grow your own asparagus in your garden you can learn all about that here, or buy seeds to get started here. Every time I go to the store and see fresh Asparagus, I get super excited, but then I struggle with find recipes that use it. I never like eating the same recipes over and over. I haven’t ever met a person who doesn’t love Asparagus, but in case you were on the fence, Asparagus is super healthy for you. It is very high in vitamins A and K and also contains vitamin C, E, fiber, protein, and thiamin. Asparagus is also low in calories and carbohydrates. Score! Just make sure you do not make your Asparagus soggy or overcooked because that saps the beneficial nutrients. Want to learn more about...

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Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Arugula, Cooking recipe, Tomato |

Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza

Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza

Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza It’s always nice to have a quick and easy meal for those busy and/or lazy days. Once Upon A Time, I would just pop a frozen pizza from the grocery store into the oven and that was that. However, a combination of absurdly-expensive frozen pizzas (that are also way small for the price) and my desire to eat more Real Food has led me to start making my own pizza.  Making my own pizza has ended up being not only a perfect meal for busy/lazy days, but also a great way to connect with my husband over food. We have started a lovely tradition where we both choose toppings for our homemade pizza and we also make it together. Let’s face it: everyone likes different toppings on their pizza. My husband and I have found that making pizza together helps us chat about our days while compromising on toppings. The results are that we not only have lots of fun making our dinner together, but...

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Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Basil, Cooking recipe, Garlic | 2 comments

Pesto, it’s the Best-o! Plus 10 Creative Recipes

Pesto, it’s the Best-o! Plus 10 Creative Recipes

Pesto: A Staple for Your Kitchen Pesto is delicious and satisfyingly healthy. It is a multi-purpose staple that deserves a place in everyone’s kitchen. When you see pesto at the grocery store, you might gasp at the ridiculously expensive price tag on a very small jar of the stuff.  I am here to tell you that pesto, when made from home, is easy AND cheap to make!  Pesto has many uses in the kitchen, including: Pasta: use pesto in place of marinara sauce Pizza: instead of BBQ sauce or tomato sauce, use pesto Chicken: pesto-covered chicken is delicious Hamburgers: instead of mustard and ketchup, add pesto to your buns Veggie Dip: dip your veggies into pesto as a simple appetizer or snack Sauce for Veggies: this creates a bold sauce to cover your potatoes, broccoli, etc. Fish: looking for a new way to eat fish? Top it with pesto Sandwiches: make a creative sandwich with pesto instead of normal condiments Salad: pesto would make an excellent salad dressing How do YOU use Pesto?...

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