Colorful Forbidden Rice Salad

March 31, 2015

RD Intern Blake created this delicious recipe to share on KERF, and we spent the morning putting it together. We ate it for lunch today and it was fabulous! Enjoy.  After trying Chef Callinan’s delicious forbidden rice recipe at a UVA event to celebrate National RD Day, I was inspired to create a version of […]

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Perfect Baked Sweet Potato Fries

March 18, 2015

Sweet potato fries are one of my greatest food loves. I never get tired of them, and Mazen goes nuts for them. I put a sweet potato in our grocery cart almost every week. Throughout the years we have tried numerous techniques to get the perfect texture – metal pans, aluminium foil on the bottom, aluminium […]

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No Bake Cookie Dough Balls

March 13, 2015
No Bake Cookie Dough Balls

I promised you this recipe – it’s a good one! I’ve mentioned before that Mazen’s preschool and our gym are nut-free, so a lot of pre-made granola bars are off limits. I try to make my own every now and then, so these balls resulted from me throwing a bunch of ingredients in the food […]

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Toasted Coconut Walnut Butter

February 9, 2015

This post is sponsored by California Walnuts Remember back in the day when the blog world was discovering a new nut butter every 10 minutes? Nuttzo, hazelnut butter, Barney Butter, homemade butters, drippy butters – the works. One of the nut butters I tried was walnut butter. It’s, well, it’s buttery! It’s also a bit […]

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Easy Freezer Vegetable Soup

January 22, 2015

Oooo I’m up late!! Rather, I’m writing late : ) And probably heading right to bed after this. Did you guys watch Downton Abbey and The Bachelor this week? The first half of the week gets all the good TV. But don’t worry – Survivor fills up the rest 😉 I LOVED the story line […]

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Mediterranean Nachos

January 8, 2015

Karen and I had a lot of fun cooking while she stayed with us! We were brainstorming a meal plan one morning and stumbled upon this gorgeous recipe for Mediterranean Nachos. Kristy’s version is vegan and uses tofu as feta cheese and pita as the base. Karen and I adapted the recipe into our own […]

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Cookie Cutter Pancakes

December 29, 2014

Here’s a fun little trick for those of you with kids…or those of you with nieces, nephews, young friends…. or who are young at heart : ) I brought home a bus-shaped cookie cutter from my Celestial Seasonings trip and always imagined using it with pancakes. I finally gave it a shot! While these didn’t […]

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