Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Bites

October 23, 2013

I love having baked pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast in the fall. It’s gooey on the inside, crispy on the outside, and lovely to reheat the next day for a quick and easy breakfast. I normally make it in a loaf shape and cut in in slices. Topped with almond butter and granola! I was pleased […]

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Love Me Some Kale

October 2, 2013

Today is National Kale Day! I think it’s pretty obviously what a rockstar vegetable kale is. But here are some of its claims to fame from the World’s Healthiest Foods website: -Scientists have named over 45 different flavonoids in kale. That’s one packed leaf! These provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to keep the body in […]

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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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