Cheesy Kale Pasta

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My toddler is loving chunky foods. She only has 4 teeth, so I have no idea how she eats the chunky food, but she loves it! Especially when she can grab them directly with her fingers. She grabs the food, pops it into her mouth, and before she can even finish chewing, she’s reaching for more […]

Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Cashews

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This roasted cauliflower dish will introduce you to a new flavor most of us Americans aren’t familiar with; it features the Middle Eastern spice blend za’atar. This blend includes sumac, a spice I had never heard of until making this dish. Lemony and bright, it’ll add a new level of depth to your dishes and an awesome Middle Eastern […]

Moroccan Vegetable Stew

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This is one my favorite vegetarian recipes yet. It’s incredibly filling and flavorful and actually gets better every day. It’s a combination of 2 recipes from Good Housekeeping’s Family Vegetarian Cookbook, but over time has become my go-to stew for putting together any vegetables I have lying around. Sometimes, dicing and peeling a squash can be […]

Kale Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

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Kale has been all the rage for quite a while now, but I’ve never had a salad as good as this one! It’s even better the next day – something you usually never say about salads. The story behind this recipe: A friend brought this delicious-ness to our sons’ birthday potluck and it was one of […]

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Chocolate Pudding

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Gone are the days when chia seeds were usually associated with little green sprouts shooting out of a terracotta facsimile of Homer Simpson’s head or a lamb’s behind. Nowadays, chia seeds are all the rage and are getting nutritional accolades for being good for your brain and your body. With all of this attention comes […]

Kiwi Popsicles

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My 10-month-old daughter Elle is teething and, as any parent with a teething baby knows, cold chewables are great to help relieve some of the pain. Elle will gnaw on a frozen teething toy for a little bit, but will quickly lose interest. But, if I give her an ice cube, she will work on […]

Turkey Meatballs

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Now that my 10-month old daughter Elle is eating solid foods, I’ve been introducing her to a variety of meats. She has four little teeth and she loves to eat chicken and turkey, well-cooked and chopped into small pieces. Elle is getting very dependent and wants to pick up her own food, inspect her food, […]

Roasted Stuffed Red Peppers

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This week, I wanted to make a vegetarian stuffed red pepper, but couldn’t quite find the recipe that I was looking for. I like bulgur wheat and I love italian flavors, but most of the recipes I came across used bulgur wheat in a more south-western style stuffed red pepper. I experimented a little bit and […]

Zucchini Carrot Bites

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Elle is going on 10 months now. I really love watching her grow, but please stop! – Where did my baby go? Already she is crawling like a jet, pulling herself up on mostly everything, and while I’m stuck saying, “Say mama!” out comes “dada dada.” My favorite part of motherhood is not just the […]

Eggs with Chorizo

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Breakfast is my favorite meal. Not only my favorite to eat, but my favorite to cook for family and friends. And the best breakfast dish of all? Eggs benedict! The morning is also my most creative time of the day. It’s when my brain is the most alert. I can multi-task with random work ideas, chores, […]