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Arugula-Basil Pesto Pasta with Chickpeas & Broccoli

I don’t understand why I can’t be one of those people whose favorite food is vegetables. I’d take fruit, even. No, instead I take massive delight in breads, pastas, cheeses – everything supposedly not good for you in large quantities. Then I have to force myself to intake greens and fruits just to make sure I […]

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Quick Weeknight Meal: Spicy Chick’n, Green Bean & Potato Skillet

This Spicy Chick’n, Green Bean and Potato Skillet hits all the marks a weeknight meal should: painless, fast, and flavorful. Neither Ry or I have been feeling great for the past few days. It’s hard to say exactly what’s plaguing us, but we’re not ourselves. So even though we were both hungry the other night, I knew […]

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Lemon Parmesan Potato, Zucchini & Chickpea Skillet

When you make something as fragrant as this Lemon Parmesan Potato, Zucchini, & Chickpea Skillet, you’re bound to fill your home with drool-worthy scents. I made this for myself for dinner one night while my boyfriend was gone, and as soon as he came over, his smell sensors went off. He remarked how amazing it […]

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Roasted Summer Squash, Zucchini & Black Bean Hummus

A few years ago, when my reputation as the Hummus Queen was just budding, a friend of mine suggested making Roasted Zucchini Hummus. Out of all the flavors I’ve made, it’s still one of my favorites. Sometimes the most unexpected combinations lead to the best flavor teams. I’ve been thinking about that hummus and how […]

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Zucchini Bites

When it comes to zucchini, I manage to forget how much I love it between the times when I eat it. It’s a simple but delicious squash with a slightly sweet flavor, and there are so many things to do with it. I grabbed my first zucchinis of the season during my last trip to […]

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Butternut Squash, Broccoli, & Bean Tacos

Do you ever buy something at the grocery store simply because you think you should? Lately, I’ve been trying to force myself to buy more produce, and when I was staring at the sliced and ready-to-cook veggies, I convinced myself to grab some. The butternut squash called to me, and I vowed to make something […]

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Cheesy Double Chickpea, Rice, Spinach & Tomato Pockets

We have a problem in America where we assume healthy = boring and tasteless. I made changes to my diet many years ago after having grown up eating potato chips, fast food, and frozen meals and realizing that wasn’t a sustainable way to eat. I started out thinking plain fruits and vegetables were basically my […]

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Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Cereal Bars

One of my big daily dilemmas is that I love to snack, but snacks aren’t often satisfying. I’ll wind up eating nearly a whole container of hummus in one sitting, or devouring a bag of chips, just in an attempt to feel full. It doesn’t help that I have an insatiable appetite to begin with, […]

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Roasted Eggplant & Asparagus Tortellini Soup

In case you haven’t heard, it’s cold. I know there are those of you who are basking in the glory of your warmer climate, but the majority of the rest of the country is not so lucky. We’re looking at some toasty below zero temps here in CNY, and the wind chill makes it even […]

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Breakfast-for-Dinner Double Potato & Broccoli Hash

When I was a kid, my mom used to make hash for breakfast on the weekends. She always used the canned kind with the corn beef and tiny diced potatoes. What? I wasn’t always a vegetarian! When you think “hash,” most of us think of a hearty breakfast dish that’s a conglomerate of eggs, potatoes, […]