Kale Chimichurri Tacos

April 17, 2014

Ready for a life changing revelation? Buying a house is HARD. Holy crap. So many phone calls, signatures, to-do lists, emails… add that to sleepless nights spent tossing and turning, thinking “what the heck am I doing? Is this the right thing? Can I really do this?” Let’s just say its been a long two […]

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Adventures in Bulk Bin Shopping

June 17, 2013

Last week my local Whole Foods offered 20% off all bulk bin purchases. I made a list of items that I was either low on or knew I use regularly enough that I could stock up on. But like most shopping trips to Whole Foods, I found myself picking up extra items that I thought […]

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Chic dinner: Spinach and Chard Tart

June 14, 2013

Every once in a while I’ll get really inspired to make a recipe from Martha Stewart Living or Food & Wine. I’ll admit to drooling over photos in both magazines but rarely taking the time to make them. Usually the multiple steps or my lackluster pantry stop me. But the June issue of MSL is […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

May 28, 2013

There is something about May that makes it hard to stay out of the kitchen. My CSA has started, providing more greens than I really know what to do with. And during pickup at one of our farmers markets, I couldn’t resist the sight of so many little red strawberries popping up. Four pints and […]

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Indulging in Crushes

March 28, 2013

Prepare for me to over share to a public audience. I have a crush. On a boy. Normally, this wouldn’t be a huge deal. I have a crush on the 18 year old cashier in Whole Foods because he remembers the last time I was in the store, can recognize when I just came from […]

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Caribbean Sweet Potato Soup

March 12, 2013

I’m pretty sure my diet has primarily consisted of soup for the past 5 weeks. This little tidbit was brought to my attention at work when one of my co-workers mentioned that I’ve been making a lot of soup lately. Nothing like being called out by my team. This soup obsession is real and I […]

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For the love of lemon

March 5, 2013

I seriously love lemon. Every day starts with hot lemon water. Lemon slices are always in my water bottle. Lemon bars, lemon muffins, lemon meringue pie, I’ll take it all. Minus that pesky wheat flour. I’m trying my best to adapt a lot of my favorite old recipes into paleo versions because then I can […]

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Apple Crumb Bars

September 27, 2012

When life, or a generous CSA share, gives you lots of heirloom apples the normal thing to do is panic (10 apples is a lot for a half share!) and then get to baking. I know I’m the only fall hater in the world. It’s just so hard to let go of shorts, long nights, […]

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September 18, 2012

My two favorite peanuts moved to Switzerland on Monday. I’m so excited for this new adventure and all of the good things coming to their parents, but it is hard knowing that a quick trip to PA for baby squeezing isn’t possible. It’s a good thing Auntie Al has a passport and is a pro […]

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Holding on to summer

September 9, 2012

Today was a beautiful fall day in Virginia. Fall. Not my favorite word. I loved the 75 degree sunny day with no humidity, but am mourning the loss of summer. I’m the only one. I know. For one last summer hurrah I turned on the oven, grated fresh zucchini, and scented my kitchen with fresh […]

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