Basil White Bean Sandwich Spread Recipe

Recipe | Basil White Bean Dip + Sandwich Spread

This weekend the day of reckoning is finally coming for my garden. I’m going out there, I’m dragging my husband with me, and we are going to weed and prune and we’re not going to stop until that garden is in good shape for fall. Because right now, I’m a few dozen cats and a… 

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Sweet Corn, Sausage & Thyme Pizza Recipe

Recipe | Sweet Corn, Sausage & Thyme Pizza

It has come to my attention that other bloggers have already started posting pumpkin and apple recipes. Sorry guys, I’m not letting go of summer produce that easily. You’re going to have to drag me away from corn and zucchini the same way you have to drag your 3-year-old out of the toy department at… 

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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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Smoked Cheddar Grits with Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes Recipe

Recipe | Smoked Cheddar Grits with Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes

We’ve lived in North Carolina for a little over two years now and we still haven’t had the chance to explore very much. One of the reasons we were so excited about moving here is that there seemed to be so much more to do in the area–well, at least compared to Wisconsin. (No offense,… 

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Grilled Veggie Banh Mi Sandwiches Recipe

Recipe | Grilled Veggie Banh Mi Sandwiches

This weekend I went to check on my garden and all the squash plants were limp, brown, and crispy. Curse you, vine borers! I was pretty much expecting it to happen though, because a) it happens every year, and b) I had my first actual encounter with vine borers this summer, which I enumerated in… 

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Freekeh, Zucchini & Pistachio Salad Recipe

Recipe | Freekeh, Zucchini & Pistachio Salad

Have I mentioned before that Chris works from home too? Our offices are across from each other and I bother him constantly. I’m pretty much the work-at-home equivalent of that obnoxious person on the other side of your cubicle who will not shut up. As I was getting ready to write this post, I asked… 

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Peach Thyme Syrup Recipe

Recipe | Peach Thyme Syrup for Sodas, Iced Tea & Lemonade

There was a time, many years ago, when I only drank soda. Once in a while, when I was feeling like I wanted to be healthy, I’d drink juice too. But not juice juice–the kind of juice that’s pink and refrigerated and has all sorts of flavors and colors in it, but actual fruit is… 

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Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Burgers Recipe

Recipe | Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with Sweet Corn Relish

The only reason I ever remember my wedding anniversary is because my Grandma sends Chris and me a card in the mail every year. (Thank you, Grandma!) And whenever someone asks me how long I’ve been married, I freak out a little bit and have to do some quick math in my head. Did we… 

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Pasta with Cilantro Jalapeño Pesto, Fresh Corn & Tomatoes

Recipe | Pasta with Cilantro Jalapeño Pesto, Fresh Corn & Tomatoes

Chris went to Austin for a business trip this week and business trips are my chance to be lazy in the kitchen because when I’m just cooking for myself, I don’t have to impress anyone. So the past few days have been a lot of “Oh hey, I’m just going to eat this salad out… 

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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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A Guide to Summer Produce

A Guide to Summer Produce

Even before I really knew what eating in season was all about, I knew that summer was when you bought fresh corn. And if you tried to buy fresh corn at any other time of the year, you’d be sorely disappointed. It wasn’t until I reached adulthood that I realized that other vegetables have seasons… 

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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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Blueberry Kale Pops Recipe

Recipe | Blueberry Kale Pops from Kale: The Complete Guide to the World’s Most Powerful Superfood

I never really liked milk. Just like with meat, my mom used to always struggle to get me to drink it every night at dinner. For a while, Chocolate Quik did the trick–I’d stir a few heaping tablespoons into my glass and happily drink it because it tasted more like chocolate than like milk. And… 

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Grilled Caprese Naan Pizza Recipe

Recipe | Grilled Caprese Naan Pizza

When we were in Atlanta last week, we ate lunch at a restaurant a few blocks from our hotel called Naan Stop. I got a naanwich filled with chola (no, not that kind of chola) and a sweet apple-tamarind curry, which was messy, but delicious. Why are there not more naan restaurants?! There really should… 

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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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Thai Tofu and Noodle Salad

Recipe | Thai Tofu and Noodle Salad

Last weekend I went to the mall in attempt to find some jeans that are not skinny jeans and I realized that OH MY GOSH it’s pretty much summer. (Side note: can they please start making jeans that are not skinny jeans again? Because some of us have chunky calves. Thanks.) The air was thick… 

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