Butternut Squash

Lately

February 4, 2014
Breakfasts

Cook Smarts is going through a bunch of different diets (diet meaning the “what you eat” definition rather than the weight loss definition) for fun. Last week was vegetarian and this week was Paleo. More below! Breakfast uno: pancakes!! With nut butter drizzle. I use the Great Harvest mix, which is hearty and whole grain. […]

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Lately: In And Out Of The New Kitchen

November 26, 2013
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So glad the kitchen is complete! Not that I’m complaining about more meals out than usual I kicked the week off with breakfast at the bakery. Mazen and I shared half a cinnamon pumpkin scuffin and an apple spice muffin. We also had some fresh apple and an egg Matt made for us in the […]

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The Ultimate Fall Wheatberry Salad

November 20, 2013
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Grains for Your Brain is sponsoring this post on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation, a joint venture of members for the baking and milling industries and allied suppliers. The site is full of recipes and packed with information about all varieties of whole grains. Wheatberry salads are one of my favorite multipurpose dishes. Serve […]

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Harvest Meatballs

November 8, 2013

I have been on a real meatball kick this year! First I made a recipe for sun-dried tomato and spinach meatballs and then I morphed that into simple herby meatballs.   This latest version might be my favorite yet! This inspiration lies in some of my favorite fall ingredients… These actually weren’t butternut squash. They […]

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Lately As October Ends

November 5, 2013
Breakfasts

What’s going on friends? After a few weeks of crazy, I finally sat down and made a meal plan last week. I put together some really nice meals! Two of them were from Cook Smarts. And for breakfast I celebrated National Oatmeal Day with a big bowl of hot pumpkin oats! But first… I started […]

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Smoky Maple Lentil Salad

March 11, 2013
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When I’m meal planning for the week I try to designate one night as “bean night.” This can range from a Mexican bowl of pinto beans to a bean soup to a prepared lentil salad like this one. Bonus points if I can make it in advance! Dinner hour with a baby is so chaotic […]

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Amused

October 24, 2012
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Good morning!! We packed a lot in today, including two outings and lots of laundry! Breakfast was easy – the last of the baked pumpkin oatmeal topped with the usual garnishes Decafff!   After breakfast and M’s morning snack, we went to Whole Foods for a few groceries. He decided to sleep in his car […]

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