‘Cheesy’ Mushroom Quinoa

Posted on Apr 16th, 2012

Some weekends are spent eating too much delicious food. This past weekend was one such occasion. Getting back on track isn't always that…

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‘Spaghetti’ and Meatballs

Posted on Feb 15th, 2012

I made you wannabe spaghetti. Now go try to trick someone you love into thinking it's real spaghetti. And then make them some dessert. Or in…

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Anaheim Pepper Chili

Posted on Jan 6th, 2012

My family tends to do things in bulk. You should see the looks we get when we stock up at Trader Joe's. Yes. That's 10 1-lb chocolate bars. …

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Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza

Posted on Nov 4th, 2011

Arugula and Prosciutto Pizza Serving size=Adjust amount of dough and toppings to fit your serving needs While visiting a someone special, I convinced…

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Avocado, Mango & Crab Stacks

Posted on Jan 2nd, 2013

Hiiiiii. So for New Years Eve we hosted a party and the menu was: crab legs, these, and a variation of these.  I was in charge of making…

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BBQ Chicken & Acorn Squash Enchiladas

Posted on Apr 29th, 2013

I ate these for dinner 4 times last week. Like four days in a row.  I know there's that little saying about variety being the spice of life…

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Black Bean, Jalapeno, Pumpkin Quesadillas with Chile Pumpkin Dipping Sauce

Posted on Jan 16th, 2012

I can read your mind. You're either thinking... "Eww! Pumpkin in a quesadilla!" Or. "Stop with the pumpkin. You know it's not Fall,…

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Blueberry & Macadamia Nut Guacamole

Posted on Aug 27th, 2012

You think you know a person. And then they tell you things like they "don't like eating avocados alone."  Not alone like by themselves in a…

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Brown Jasmine Coconut Rice

Posted on Aug 24th, 2012

If there is one thing life has taught me... It's that you should never pass up a parking space when you're hungry. If it's Friday night…

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Butternut Squash Mac n’ Cheese

Posted on Jan 25th, 2012

There are great combinations in this world. Peanut Butter and Banana, Jessica and Nick :(, Jack and Rose, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney…

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Caramelized Butternut Squash & Roasted Tomato Flatbread

Posted on Nov 4th, 2013

Pizzzah for your Monday. Butternut squash pizza.  In my opinion, butternut squash is the lesser sweet potato.  It's a good change…

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Carrot and Tahini Soup

Posted on Feb 20th, 2012

Life if full of ups and down. Ups: I got to spend the whole weekend in Austin with my two sisters. We went to Whole Foods. I bought…

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Cheesy Cauliflower Souffle (Vegan)

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2012

So nutritional yeast. What to say about it? Hmm. It's...interesting. And for awhile I found that whatever I put it in did not taste…

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Posted on Jul 27th, 2012

Words of wisdom brought to you mom. Words of Wisdom #1: Never date a boy who takes longer to do his hair than you do. Words of Wisdom…

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Chobani Recipes: Sweet Potato Corn Chowder

Posted on Jan 11th, 2013

I made soup. Since it's winter and my last post was an ice cream recipe I thought I should post something more, may we say...winter-y and cold…

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Classy Red Beans & Rice

Posted on Mar 21st, 2013

Hiii. I survived the week after vacation and am slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things.  Except for the wee-little part of me…

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Coconut Lentil White Bean Chili

Posted on Jun 20th, 2014

...this recipe is all wrong. First, it's summer.  Nobody wants soup in summer. Second, it's Friday.  Nobody wants soup on…

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Corn and Kale Quiche Cornbread

Posted on Feb 8th, 2012

Having a food blog has made me smarter. You see, I used to be quite simple-minded*. For instance, if you were to say "Cornbread!," I…

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Cornbread Quiche Muffins

Posted on Nov 5th, 2012

Just when you think you don't like mimosas you go to a bridal shower and drink three.  Or four.  I kind of loss track when the waitress never let…

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Dairy-Free Tomato Soup

Posted on Feb 14th, 2014

i live in a constant tomato soup obsession. Plus, it's red and all Valentine's Day-like and whatnot.  Nothing says love like a warm bowl…

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Fish Tacos with Corn Mango Salsa

Posted on May 28th, 2012

Some experiences in life are worth remembering. Like the day you finally stop playing with Barbie's. The day your dad tells you he's ready…

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Flaxseed Pizza Crust

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2012

Did you ever try Totino's Pizza Rolls when you were little? Yes, I'm referring to those little greasy, microwavable, baby calzone wannabes…

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Goat Cheese, Black Bean & Acorn Squash Enchiladas

Posted on Feb 18th, 2013

hi hello. You know when you have so much to do that you end up just sitting on your computer looking up coral-colored bridesmaid dresses for…

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Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad (for your sandwich or sweet potato).

Posted on Sep 7th, 2012

Growing up, I had this friend who was the nicest guy... ...unless you brought mayonnaise in his car. If we were on a road trip and your…

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Grilled Peach & Chicken Kabobs with Creamy Coconut Rice

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2014

I can NOT wait to eat grilled peaches + vanilla ice cream. The entire time I was eating these kabobs that's all I was thinking.  Warm,…

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Guest Post from Tara in Korea: Roasted Garlic Quinoa Salad

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013

Our final guest poster is Tara from Tara in Korea! Hi everyone! My name is Tara, and I am in love with food/blogging/food blogging. When I saw…

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How to Roast a Chicken.

Posted on Jan 28th, 2014

Since getting married, I've gone from feeding myself to feeding a meat-eating husband. While I have convinced him that some vegetarian options are…

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Kale & Smoked Gouda Quiche

Posted on Oct 18th, 2013

Let's talk about crust. When it comes to pie, I'm all about the crust.  I've mentioned before how I wish there was a way to make a…

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Lemon Dill Pasta Salad with Lemony Chicken

Posted on Apr 12th, 2013

New life goal = work my way through this list. I'm not even remotely kidding.  Because when it comes to Mexican food, I'm all seriousness.…

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Maple Thyme Roasted Chicken

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2012

Chicken. . A blank canvas just waiting for a little culinary creativity. The most beautiful artwork you can make with this blank…

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Minestrone Soup with Whole Wheat Biscuit Topping

Posted on Dec 28th, 2011

Guess what I got? After spending two years day dreaming about the things I would make in a Le Creuset french oven, I finally have one.  It is…

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My New Root’s Life Changing Bread with Smashed Avocado & Eggs

Posted on May 3rd, 2013

Okay, I know it's not really a novel concept. By this point we have all realized the simple joy of smashing an avocado onto a piece of toast…

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My Weekly Meals.

Posted on Feb 16th, 2014

(This idea isn't completely thought out.)  I want to start posting my weekly meals.  It's basically going to be a round-up of my…

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Never have I ever

Posted on Jul 13th, 2012

...cooked tofu. And let me tell you.  It was really. freaking. easy. The thought of buying that little package, draining off that…

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Paprika Lime Shrimp Stir-Fry

Posted on May 25th, 2012

Cooking shrimp has always kind of scared me. I don't know if you should have a food blog if cooking scares you. And actually, it's not…

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Pesto Chicken Pizza

Posted on Sep 10th, 2011

Pesto Chicken Pizza Inspired by Newk's Pesto Chicken Sandwich Ingredients serves 1-2 1 1/2 tbsp pesto 2 ounces goat cheese 1/4…

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Pork Potstickers with Red Cabbage and Cilantro

Posted on Jan 18th, 2012

I hate mincing garlic. Do you know how many cloves of garlic it takes to get 1 1/2 Tablespoons of minced garlic? Okay, not that…

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Portabella Mushroom Burgers with Crispy Mushrooms and BBQ Roasted Garlic Gorgonzola Sauce

Posted on Jun 13th, 2014

{Disclaimer: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Mushroom Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with…

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Pumpkin Chili

Posted on Nov 15th, 2011

Pumpkin Chili Recipe from (never)homemaker serves 5   Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 3 large cloves of garlic, chopped 1…

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Pumpkin Sage & Gorgonzola Grilled Cheese

Posted on Nov 1st, 2013

Oh hey, sandwich. Okay, let's be dramatic and confess things.  I really don't even like pumpkin that much. I just feel super compelled to…

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Quinoa Salad with Shrimp, Avocado, and Oranges

Posted on Jun 29th, 2012

Cilantro and Oranges. Hmm. I had my doubts. I mean, cilantro is good but it's not like ketchup good. You know, ketchup good.…

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

Posted on Jan 27th, 2012

Creamy, dad-approved, vegetarian, boyfriend-approved, homemade, healthy, delicious, cheese-less enchiladas. Did you see that? They don't even…

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Roasted Red Pepper, Avocado, Egg and Hummus Sandwich

Posted on Feb 13th, 2012

Avocado and Hummus. There are only a handful of better things in this world. But right now I can't think of any.  Not a one. What…

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Roasted Veggie Nachos with Red Cabbage-Lime Slaw

Posted on May 18th, 2012

Nachos are the best when they are piled high with toppings. Ideally, the chip should be on the verge of breaking. In my opinion, it's just…

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Rustic Cauliflower Crust Calzones

Posted on Mar 16th, 2014

Oh boy, we’re breaking out the word ‘rustic’ again. Or maybe I should have said ‘homestyle.’  I feel like either word infers a…

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Salmon, Scrambled Egg and Avocado Tacos

Posted on Mar 9th, 2012

This won't come as a surprise... Omega-3 fatty acids are good for you. It's recommended that you get 2 servings of them per week. Do you…

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Blueberry Pecan Cornmeal Pancakes (12 of 15)

Savory Blueberry Pecan Cornmeal Pancakes

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2013

I want to live in LA because of this. I think that might be a full grown mini-pig.  Which makes me realize that I should never get a…

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Savory Oats

Posted on Sep 13th, 2011

Savory Goat Cheese Oats Adapted from Healthy Tipping Point I've seen alot of recipes for Savory Oats but have never been crazy/strange enough…

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Sharp Cheddar Asparagus Spear Quiche

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2014

I can't believe I'm at this place in my life. ...where I can eat asparagus and not gag.  I mean, there's still a little butter involved…

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potato Stir-Fry with Goat Cheese

Posted on Apr 19th, 2013

Ay yi yi. So I lost my 1/4 cup measuring cup like two months ago and I found it the bottom on my dishwasher. I think that means…

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Shrimp Vietnamese Rolls

Posted on Jun 18th, 2012

Pei Wei has these Vietnamese Rolls that are fabulous. When they arrive at your table they look kinda unimpressive. And depending on your…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

Posted on Oct 15th, 2011

Slow cooker/Crockpot Chicken Enchiladas These enchiladas do require baking and aren't made completely in a crockpot. However, the crockpot…

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Smashed Avocado on Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Bread

Posted on Mar 4th, 2013

Oh Monday. Why do you always have to show up and ruin a perfectly good weekend? Let us reminisce. I drove home from school on Friday…

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Stuffed Artichokes

Posted on Mar 26th, 2012

Sometimes you just get a craving. I've been wanting artichokes for like forever. So I found this recipe and couldn't wait to make…

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Supreme Pizza with Arugula {gluten free, dairy free}

Posted on Dec 10th, 2012

So I go to college in this town where boys always open the door for girls. Like always. It's like how listening to National Public Radio…

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Sweet & Sour Chicken with Coconut Brown Rice

Posted on Feb 11th, 2013

So Monday nights I've been taking this exercise class where as I'm about to fall over in pain the instructor yells out something along the lines…

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Sweet Potato & Cottage Cheese Pizza for One

Posted on Nov 25th, 2013

This recipe isn't Thanksgiving-y.   I had every intention of making something pumpkin-filled for today, but then I realized that I'm very…

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Sweet Potato & Gruyere Mac n’ Cheese

Posted on Nov 15th, 2013

First fire of the season.  Somebody get me a chestnut. Actually, scratch that.  Because I can just barely manage to avoid burning…

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Sweet Potato Egg Boats

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2012

People have been calling them boats, but the thing is obviously a canoe. Okay now, sweet potatoes are perfect by themselves. But…

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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Posted on May 7th, 2012

After posting two granola bar recipes, I thought I'd attempt to be socially acceptable and show the world that I can in fact make something other…

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Sweet Potato, Monterey Jack & Manchego Enchiladas

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2013

December!!! i <3 you. Everything in December is just so pretty and shiny.  And holiday-happiness is just exploding everywhere,…

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Sweet Potato, Red Onion, and Fontina Tart

Posted on Dec 5th, 2011

Sweet Potato, Red Onion, and Fontina Tart serves 12-15 (side dish servings) recipe from EatingWell Magazine Ingredients Crust 3/4…

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Swiss Cheese Quiche Muffins with Cornbread Bottoms.

Posted on Jul 7th, 2014

Cute quiche! Which really is redundant to say because just the word quiche is cute.  So saying "cute quiche" is like saying "cute…

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Thai Chicken Enchiladas

Posted on Jul 20th, 2012

So, I lied. I said I was going to post a frozen yogurt recipe today. I also said I would post said recipe only if it wasn't a complete…

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Thai Chicken Quinoa

Posted on Oct 15th, 2012

So hmm...awkward. You see, it's a confusing world we live in. For know when you forget which social media site you are…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Idea

Posted on Nov 29th, 2013

Whew, editing pictures after turkey day festivities.  So full. Quick summary of my Thanksgiving:  Made this savory cheddar &…

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Tofu & Arugula Scramble

Posted on Sep 10th, 2012

You know that best friend you can call whenever? The one who is always there for you? The one who always puts you in a better…

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Turkey Sausage Vegetable Quiche with Gluten Free Crust

Posted on Apr 20th, 2012

I would like for it to be known that La Madeleine has nothing on me. Except maybe those fun chef hats and black and white striped…

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Whole Wheat Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Pizza

Posted on Feb 6th, 2012

Sometimes you just need pizza. You know what I'm saying? Yes, I realize my last blog post was also a pizza recipe.  But what can I say,…

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Steamed Pork Buns (6 of 8)

Whole Wheat Steamed Pork Buns

Posted on Mar 14th, 2014

Oh hey, fluffy little balls of dough stuffed with pork. I just want to hug you and then nom you all up!  I really like how 'nom' has…

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Deep Dish Pizza Quiche (12 of 14)

Whole-Grain Deep Dish Pizza Quiche

Posted on Sep 6th, 2013

It's pizzzzaaahhhh time (again). But this time it's different.  Because today we're talking about a pizza smooshed together with a…

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{Pinterest Made Me Do It}: Cauliflower Tortillas

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2013

I've had the worst luck with gyms lately. Like seriously.  Friday I got to the gym at 5:30 (...a.m.) and it was closed for remodeling, I…

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Roasted Grape Flatbread with Rosemary (12 of 16)

{The Recipe ReDux} Sponsored Contest: Roasted Grape Flatbread with Rosemary

Posted on Sep 13th, 2013

I have been thinking about roasting grapes for like forever. Forever meaning ever since I saw this post and was like, "holy smokes, I should…

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Recipe Redux-Pizza (7 of 8)

{The Recipe ReDux}: Homemade Pesto Chicken Pizza

Posted on Jan 21st, 2014

I want to make pizza night a thing in my life. Not delivery-make-you-feel-like-junk pizza (don't get me wrong, there is a time and place for…

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{The Recipe ReDux}: Lunch in a Jar

Posted on Aug 20th, 2013

Everything is cuter when it's mini. So when you stuff lunch into a little 6-ounce jar, goodness gracious it's just too cute.  Oh, and…

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4 Responses to Lunch/Dinner

  1. Michele says:

    oh my goodness!! I just love you!!

  2. Krista says:

    Hello, I saw you have listed black bean hummus as one of your snacks this week. Do you have that recipe listed somewhere? Sounds great and think it would be a nice change of pace from regular hummus. Plus my 3 year old loves black beans and I think this would be a hit with him as well! Thanks!

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