Food

Squash Streusel Muffins

July 28, 2014

There is a certain point during the CSA season when I think to myself “I cannot eat another _____.” Somehow I always find some solution for whatever abundance of vegetables I have. This week, it’s summer squash. I love zucchini and summer squash, but the size of the squash rivals my forearm. So let’s be […]

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Summer Runner Smoothie

July 17, 2014

Of course the day that I sit down to write this post, it isn’t 90 degrees with 90% humidity in Virginia. While I am thoroughly enjoying this “cold” spell, the return of southern summers isn’t too far away. I’ve struggled to find a breakfast that is quick and easily digestible before morning runs. The 4:30am […]

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Accidental Vegan Baking

July 10, 2014

Some of my baking experiments turn into accidental vegan recipes. I remember struggling for so long to transition recipes into gluten-free substitutes. It took a while just to figure out how to use gluten-free flour blends. Then I was challenged to make both gluten-free and vegan desserts. This was easy as long as everything was […]

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Summer Fruit Crumble

July 1, 2014

Sunday was the first day in a while that wasn’t 99 degrees and 99% humidity. Naturally, that meant the oven could be turned on without making me melt indoors. I’ve been stocking up on all the fresh fruit we only see in the summer. Cherries, berries, peaches – I’m essentially on a constant sugar high. […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Bars

June 22, 2014

I’ve been craving rhubarb lately, which must mean summer is finally here. I didn’t grow up eating rhubarb but remember one summer that my grandmother made a strawberry rhubarb pie. I’m pretty sure I was the only person who ate it. There is something about the sweet-tart combination that I love. It is oddly one […]

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CSA Week 4

June 17, 2014

It has been hot as heck here in Virginia. We had a truly welcome break from 150% humidity over the weekend, but now its back to the summer trifecta: hazy, hot and humid. I’d like to believe that I’d be less disgruntled by the tropics outside if I didn’t have to focus on running as […]

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Feeling Fancy

June 11, 2014

I firmly believe that there is no such thing as too many green vegetables. However, there are the rare weeks when leafy greens are overtaking my fridge and need to be used at a faster rate than a salad a day. I made this vegetable tart last year but changed the crust and used all […]

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CSA Week 2

June 2, 2014

I’ve had a fast and furious week. I think an angel got it’s wings by performing a moving miracle for me last week. I am in my new homeĀ and just about completely set up. A few more small things to finish and I’ll post picture of the house! During all of the furry, my CSA […]

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Green Eggs

May 25, 2014

This is last thing that I really cooked in my rented house. I’m kind of freaking out over that statement and that in approximately 48 hours I will be a homeowner. This is a true back to basics moment. I have nothing in my pantry and only the staples in my fridge. For whatever reason […]

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All The Vegetables

May 22, 2014

By now I am guessing you’re starting to see a theme that focuses on vegetables and breakfast. I’m kind of obsessed with both. For whatever reason, I’m hungriest between whatever time I wake up to 10:30am. This could partially be because I wake up in the 4:40-5am range during the week, which makes 10:30 sound […]

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