Fennel and Cabbage Slaw

Fennel and Cabbage Slaw

It wasn’t until I started making slaw myself that I began to understand its merit. I never could get on board with mayo-drenched cabbage, but tossing fresh in-season vegetables together with zesty dressing makes for a flavorful, healthful slaw that is utterly addicting. As in I’m-eating-slaw-for-dinner, back-away-from-my-slaw, #slawfordays, I-can’t-get-no-slawtisfaction, we’re-getting-slawshed sort of addicting. I’m just going… 

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Artichoke Gratinata

Artichoke Gratinata

A few weeks ago I was watching a rerun of Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis while I prepped our dinner for the evening. I love watching Giada effortlessly cook meals with all of her hair perfectly in place and her big, bright, beaming smile! Her passion for food is contagious and you can really… 

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Baked Pumpkins with Spinach, Mushrooms & Cheese Recipe

Recipe | Baked Pumpkins with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Cheese

Last year I came upon a recipe for pumpkin stuffed with bread, bacon, and cheese on Pinterest. I immediately made a mental note because I knew that, with a little bit of tweaking (and a lot less bacon), it would be a perfect vegetarian main dish for a holiday dinner. And with Christmas right around… 

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Roasted Broccoli with Meyer Lemon and Garlic Recipe

Recipe | Roasted Broccoli with Meyer Lemon and Garlic

Sometimes I have an idea so brilliant that I need to stop whatever it is I’m doing and start working on that idea right away. This week, I had one of those ideas—I would Photoshop my cats into the Kardashian Christmas card. YES. And I did it, but it didn’t quite work out as I… 

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Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice Casserole Recipe

Recipe | Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice Casserole

I am serving up comfort food realness today. Comfort food because: hello, cheesy casserole! And realness because there are no cans of soup or blocks of faux cheese involved. It takes a little more time to make your own cheese sauce, but trust me, it’s completely worth it. This Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice Casserole was… 

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4 Ways to Roast Butternut Squash

4 Ways to Roast Butternut Squash

Roasted butternut squash is one of the easiest fall side dishes you can make. The hardest part is cutting the squash, but Kare from Kitchen Treaty has a lovely little tutorial about cutting up butternut squash without losing a limb, so I’ll direct you over there for that. Once your butternut squash is cut, you… 

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Wild Rice with Roasted Grapes & Walnuts Recipe

Recipe | Wild Rice with Roasted Grapes & Walnuts

Last weekend, Chris and I decided to get AppleTV. My plan was to get it, subscribe to Hulu, and then start watching old episodes of Rock of Love immediately. I was so excited that on the way to Best Buy, I sang the Rock of Love theme song, and since I only know approximately 3… 

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Chili Garlic Green Beans Recipe

Recipe | Chili Garlic Green Beans

You know those people who go around saying that they have no regrets in life? I’m pretty sure those people are liars. You don’t regret that perm you got in 3rd grade from Fantastic Sam’s? Or the giant red glasses you picked out when you were 10 because you loved Sally Jessy Raphael that much?… 

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Panko-Crusted Baked Eggplant Fries with Curried Cashew Aioli

Recipe | Panko-Crusted Baked Eggplant Fries with Curried Cashew Aioli

Can we talk about the miracle of flax eggs? You might not be able to whip them into an omelet or use them in a quiche, but I’ve been experimenting with them a lot in vegan baking lately and they work really well. Better than I expected, even. I rarely have eggs on hand because… 

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Cucumber Chickpea Salad with Lemony Tahini Dressing Recipe

Recipe | Cucumber Chickpea Salad with Lemony Tahini Dressing

We got a new washer and dryer last week. Yes, dreams do come true! I’ve been watching for sales for a few months now and after finding the Samsung set we wanted for 1/3 off their regular price, we were finally able to bid adieu to our craptastic Whirlpool Cabrio machines. Our washer was like… 

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Green Curry Veggie Kabobs

Recipe | Green Curry Veggie Kabobs

Something terrible happened on the 4th of July. (And for once, it wasn’t me burning myself with a sparkler. Sparklers! Why are you so hot and burny?!) Someone went into our yard and stole the rest of my blackberries. Can you believe there are people in this world who steal blackberries?! Is this the world… 

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Roasted Chia Cauliflower Recipe

Recipe | Roasted Chia Cauliflower

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a little bit of a chia kick lately. I put those crazy little seeds on and in just about everything. Did you know that Aztec warriors ate chia seeds before battle? If they can fuel warriors in battle, surely they can fuel me while I stand around… 

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Baked Polenta Fries with Garlic Tomato Sauce Recipe

Recipe | Baked Polenta Fries with Garlic Tomato Sauce

There are days when you want to spend time putting together a meal. Spending an hour chopping vegetables, stirring a pot on the stove, carefully garnishing the finished dish, that’s all fine on those kinds of days. And then there are days when you’re tired and you want to throw something in the oven and… 

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Crispy Sweet Chili Zucchini with Lime-Almond Dipping Sauce Recipe

Crispy Sweet Chili Zucchini with Lime-Almond Dipping Sauce + a Lundberg Family Farms Giveaway

I have the worst habit of buying myself healthy snacks and letting them sit in the pantry uneaten for months and months. This has happened many times with plain rice cakes. I decide that I’m going to have them for lunch with fruit or veggies on top and then I don’t. Plain rice cakes are… 

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Sriracha Snap Peas with Red Pepper Recipe

Recipe | Sriracha Snap Peas with Red Pepper

When I love a food, I love the heck out of it until I can’t stand to look at it anymore. A few years ago, I was on a sugar snap pea kick and I had them as a snack every afternoon, with hummus. For months and months, I’d eat them daily. Then one day,… 

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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Almond Pesto Recipe

Recipe | Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Almond Pesto

Did you know that April is the peak month for asparagus? And April is almost two-thirds over, so you should be freaking out right now and shutting down your computer and running to the store to buy asparagus. Go buy some asparagus! When I decided to make this recipe, I thought I’d try to grill… 

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Cheddar & Cholula Mashed Potato Recipe

Recipe | Cheddar & Cholula Mashed Potatoes

There must be something about February that makes me want mashed potatoes, because the last mashed potato post I did was in February too. In that Truffled Mashed Potato Gratin post, I talked about how everyone has their favorite way to make mashed potatoes, and I wrote about how I made them with milk and… 

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Lemony Wheat Berries with Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Recipe | Lemony Wheat Berries with Roasted Brussels Sprouts (+ Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheat Berries!)

Did you make any food-related resolutions for 2013? I don’t have resolutions, I have goals. (I like to pretend there’s a difference and that somehow, goals are much more achievable.) I want to eat less sugar. I’m trying to eat more fruit–I’ve always liked veggies more than fruit and sometimes it’s a struggle to get… 

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Baked Sriracha Butternut Squash Fries Recipe

Recipe | Baked Sriracha Butternut Squash Fries

I am perpetually counting calories. Which is a whole lot of fun! Perhaps this is just my perception, but it sure seems like the food blogging world is full of the “Oh gosh, I just eat whatever I want and I never workout!” types who weigh 110 pounds and post six dessert recipes a week,… 

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