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  • Stove Top or Slow Cooker: Tuscan White Bean & Swiss Chard Soup Two Ways

    I hope everyone is having a good holiday season enjoying good food, family, and friends! Pictured above is our Christmas Day dinner: Tuscan White Bean & Swiss Chard soup, decadent truffle macaroni and cheese, maple pecan Brussels sprouts, and a kale pomegranate garden salad. Over the last month, I have been trying really hard to focus on [...]

  • Red & Green: Panko Crusted Asparagus Fries & Smoky Red Pepper Hummus

    All that shopping and wrapping and just being home more has me in mega snack mode. These two zesty recipes take less than thirty minutes to prepare together! Crispy coated asparagus fries and tangy, creamy buffalo-esque hummus hit the snacking sweet spot while avoiding the need to nap afterwards. I bought asparagus just to saute [...]

  • Season’s Eatings: Layered Ginger Mint Joy Bars

    Happy holidays everyone! Let's talk cookie bars. These sweet squares have all of my favorites wrapped into a decadence that you don't have to feel too guilty about. Chocolate, pecans, coconut, marshmallows...yum. They can be made gluten free, dairy free, and can adapt to any number or types of toppings. Totally a special winter break breakfast, snack, [...]

  • Orange Berry Vanilla Green Smoothie

    Here's a super duper quick post. Whenever I make a smoothie that turns out exceptionally yummy, I have to share it with you. Normally I just toss this and that in trying to incorporate greens, 1-2 fruits, protein, and fiber. The below combination turned out perfect for a morning smoothie with its bright citrus influence. [...]

  • Time Saving Restorative Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

    We had a gorgeous 75 degrees sunny, Carolina blue sky day in Charlotte today. That alone begged me to get outside rather than spending time in my favorite place, the kitchen, But the reality is that it is December and a time of year during which more people than ever are sick, overwhelmingly busy, and [...]

  • 30 Minute Meal: Capellini Primavera Alla The Easiest Tastiest Pink Sauce

    Whether celebrating winter holidays is your tradition or not, there is something in general about the year ending up that makes life incredibly hectic. My dog Bella tries to help with all of the wrapping. In addition to the usual Christmas shopping and parties we have this time of year, my daughter's dream of having a [...]

  • Healthy Holiday {Cranberry Nut} Zucchini Bread

    I whipped up 2 loaves of this easy sweet bread today: One is for a gift and the other for my humble abode. Using whole wheat pastry flour, less oil, coconut sugar, apple sauce, banana, and zucchini, this dairy free bread is healthier without compromising taste and texture. It's comparable to a light cake.   I [...]

  • How To Make Possibly Perfect Pizza

    After nearly a decade of failed & mediocre attempts to make pizza, the last 12 years, our family has been enjoying homemade pizza that we literally crave and have only found close seconds at restaurants. The secret? It's not letting your dough rise all day. It's not simmering homemade sauce for hours. It's not even the [...]

  • Festive Savory Holiday Tart Featured on FOX & You Have To Laugh At Yourself

    This has been a fun and fulfilling food week! Yesterday, I had to plan, shop for, and make a holiday themed dish for Fox's Good Day Charlotte show as well the event I mention towards the end of this post. They have a segment called "What's Your Dish?" and it requires bringing in all of [...]

  • Thanksgiving Edition: Dijon Rubbed Garlicky Roasted Whole Cauliflower

    Feast your eyes and carve into this beauty. There is something grand and elegant about an entire head of cauliflower golden and speckled. Carving into it is fun too! The cauliflower absorbs the herbs, olive oil, and spices well making every bite delicious. Although it is baked for over an hour at high heat, it [...]

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