Summer Vegetable Salad

September 30, 2013

Summatime, summatime, sum sum summatime. As the days grow shorter, so does our time left with summer produce. Lovely tomatoes. Fresh okra. Crisp green beans. Peppers that bite. They all come together in this salad that is as healthy as it is delicious. The star of the show is fresh lima beans I picked up […]

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Pumpkin Meatloaf with Pumpkin BBQ Sauce

September 20, 2013

It’s no secret that I love pumpkin, but Matt on the other hand isn’t a pumpkinaholic. So it came as a surprise to me when he proclaimed one afternoon: “Let’s make a pumpkin meatloaf!” His idea wasn’t totally random because we had leftover beef from Mazen’s first birthday and a huge can of pumpkin from […]

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Homemade Pimento Cheese

September 6, 2013

Remember my good friend Kelsey? She was one of my best friends when we were both getting our RD at Winthrop. She was my study partner, yoga buddy and the author of Bites + Bowls, a fantastic food site that has gone to blog heaven. She is also the mother of the most adorable dog, […]

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Homemade Spice-A-Rita

August 20, 2013

If you visit Cville, you must make time to eat at Mono Loco. It’s not your typical Latin restaurant. Instead it’s like California fish taco meets Southern fusion. Say what? They have everything from burritos with cod and yucca fries to my favorite – The Gibson – with fried oysters inside. But setting the food […]

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A Summer Night’s Food Prep

July 31, 2013

We have gobloads of tomatoes and basil so we decided to make the obvious: gazpacho and pesto. Here are some shots from the evening : ) Rather than dirty the Cuisinart (pesto) and the Vitamix (gazpacho) I tried to do both in the Vitamix with great success. I used this recipe with probably a lot […]

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DIY Sparkling Water

July 24, 2013

From the keg master, Matt: What is it about fizz that turns a drink from boring to brilliant?  Having sparkling water on tap is perfect when you want something exciting and refreshing but without any calories or alcohol.  And for those who find drinking water during the day a chore, it’s now like a reward! […]

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Kate’s Kookies

July 17, 2013

My neighbor Kate is the coolest mom. Her kids are in elementary school and are shining stars – so friendly and full of life. Among other more serious qualities, Kate is a cool mom because she has a cookie jar in her kitchen. Matt and I were over visiting one day and she offered me […]

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