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Turkey Tacos

  As much as I love to cook, this time of year I just want to fix something quickly so we can get on to more fun things... like going for a walk, relaxing on the patio or planning our California road trip we have on the calendar in June. Summer (especially these early few weeks before… Continue reading Turkey Tacos

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The Trick to Making a Delicious Kale Salad

How do you really feel about kale? If you're making a bitter face after reading that sentence, I understand. The No. 1 complaint I hear about kale is that it's soooo bitter. And you're right. Eaten completely raw the stuff is absolutely disgusting. There, I said it. But when kale is properly prepared, that bitterness mellows… Continue reading The Trick to Making a Delicious Kale Salad

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Basil Broccoli Chicken Spaghetti (Squash)

I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are, but here in Texas, we’ve officially begun that schizophrenic  time in between summer and fall where the weather just can’t make up its mind. This is usually how it goes… the temperature drops to the 80's and for a few fleeting days we remember… Continue reading Basil Broccoli Chicken Spaghetti (Squash)

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Coconut Chicken Curry

Since getting back last week from India… I mean Austin… I think I’ve had curry four times. Why am I confusing Austin and India, you ask? That was my little joke during our long weekend visit with friends, because every day involved something Indian. We were there primarily to see my friend Lauren perform in… Continue reading Coconut Chicken Curry

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Red, White & Blueberry Salad

Happy Fouth of July, everyone! I just couldn't let the holiday go by without contributing something red, white, blue and edible. Now, I realize there's just no topping last year's American flag tart (gluten-free and dairy-free), so I didn't even try with the desserts. I decided to go in a completely different direction instead... salad. Before I go any… Continue reading Red, White & Blueberry Salad

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Dinner for One: Sweet Potato with Kale and Avocado

This is one of my favorite simple meals that I tend to make when I'm just cooking for myself. It's super low maintenance (read: one pan) but has tons of flavor and is totally satisfying. It's just simple ingredients that are easy to cook and happen to combine quite well together. By adding extras like garlic and lemon too,… Continue reading Dinner for One: Sweet Potato with Kale and Avocado

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St. Patrick’s Day Spinach Pesto Pasta

I watched maybe four episodes of "Chopped" last night. It may have been a bit much... because when I just went to the kitchen to make dinner, I created my own little mystery basket. Except instead of exotic or ridiculous ingredients, mine were things in the fridge that are about to go bad... I had… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Spinach Pesto Pasta

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Green Lentil Dahl

It may not be the prettiest of meals, but for a simple dinner on the quick, cheap and healthy, it'll do just fine. This has become a go-to at our house when the fridge is bare and dinner comes down to pantry staples. It's called dahl, an Indian lentil dish that's strong in flavor and… Continue reading Green Lentil Dahl

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Curried Chickpeas with Kale

It's been one of those weeks. You know, when you start out with the best of intentions...  a Sunday trip to the store, a fridge stocked full of fresh food just waiting to be turned into something delicious. And then life happens, work takes over and next thing you know you find yourself eating a… Continue reading Curried Chickpeas with Kale