Pasta

Something Out Of Nothing

December 17, 2014
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You have all been there – you stare into the fridge and think “What am I going to make for dinner?!” Sometimes I have weeks where I have a meticulous meal plan and all ingredients prepped in advance. And other weeks we have days where we fly by the seat of our pants and try […]

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Shrimp Pasta With Butternut Squash Sauce

October 14, 2014
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This post is sponsored by The Shrimp Council As autumn settles in, comfort foods are suddenly on the mind. And I’m starting to crave all things orange! To satisfy both cravings, I had a pasta party featuring this shrimp pasta with a smoky, cheesy butternut squash sauce. This recipe is not super heavy – there […]

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Summery Pasta Salad

July 4, 2014
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Happy 4th!! If you need a last minute picnic dish, this one is a good one. Pasta salads are my go-to picnic food. They are easy to assemble, pack up and eat on the go. They’re also very easy to customize! This one features fresh garden veggies and herbs, prepared pesto we froze last year, […]

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Lately Recap

March 13, 2014
Breakfasts

Last week I really struggled with healthy eating. The cold weather is partly to blame – I’m really missing my daily walks outside and it’s putting me in a grumpy mood. Maybe my vitamin D is low? After a few weeks of not caring much about desserts, I went through a whirlwind of sugar cravings. […]

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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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Holiday Soup

December 11, 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. When your holiday leftovers are begging to be morphed into […]

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Long Lost Lately

December 10, 2013
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It’s been a while since I’ve shared some regular meals with you guys! But don’t worry – I’ve been eatin’! Mazen wanted to steal this buttery jam roll right off my plate! I gave him a few bites instead. Served with a fried egg and lots of grapes. Oatmeal made a comeback mixed with some […]

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