Pasta, Rice, and Grains

(closed) A Giveaway for National Pasta Month!

October 1, 2012
Stove Top Macaroni & Cheese

Did you know such a thing existed? It does! And now, the only question is what to do about it… lasagna or zucchini carbonara for dinner? Or penne with a manly meat sauce or mac & cheese! Or maybe “just” a quick, throw-it-together buttered linguine. So many choices… If you’ve poked around the pasta recipes [...]

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Quinoa Stuffed Poblano with Grilled Romesco Sauce

May 21, 2012
Quinoa Stuffed Poblanos with Grilled Romesco Sauce

There are stuffed poblanos and then there are stuffed poblanos. These are the latter. These are poblanos stuffed with all the fresh, grilled flavors that we love eating during the summer. Poblanos stuffed with a so-good-you’ll-eat-the-leftover-filling-with-a-spoon of quinoa, queso fresco, grilled corn, lime, and green & red onions. Poblanos served with a wonderfully smokey, grilled [...]

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Mexican Quinoa

April 25, 2012
Mexican Quinoa

We are great big fans of Mexican food. It’s a shame that traditional Tex-Mex is not very figure friendly. Things are fried in lard and served wrapped in other things that were fried in lard. But it’s delicious In an attempt to lighten up Mexican night at home, I usually target the sides. Because trying [...]

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Red Beans, Sausage, and Quinoa

February 21, 2012
Healthier Red Beans, Sausage, and Rice

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Besides Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya (which is one of the most popular recipes among our friends and family), my other favorite New Orleans-inspired dish is Red Beans, Sausage, and Rice. I set out to give the dish a bit of a healthier makeover because, aside from the occasional indulgence, we’re [...]

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Baked Penne with Chicken & Kale + Microplane Giveaway

January 10, 2012
Baked Penne with Chicken and Kale

How do you get a 2-year old and a slightly-reformed veggie hater to eat leafy greens? You add pasta. It never fails. We’ve set a couple of goals this year, one of the big ones – and probably the most difficult one – is to eat more plants. There’s a direct correlation between the size [...]

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Chicken & Edamame with Orange-Ginger Dressing

January 5, 2012
Chicken & Edamame with Orange-Ginger Dressing

Today’s recipe is an oldie, but a goodie. It’s also easy to make! After getting the recipe from a friend, I used to make it all the time – it was one of my favorite lunches to take to work. I could make it on Sunday and have lunch and snacks taken care of for [...]

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Stove Top Macaroni and Cheese

September 26, 2011
Stove Top Mac and Cheese

I’d like to blame the Toddler for this mac & cheese post. But the truth is, I’m the mac & cheese eater of the house. I often joke that my “Emergency Kit” contains a cake mix, a box of shells & cheese, and a bag of Funyuns. If by “joke” I mean that’s exactly what’s [...]

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Lemony Orzo with Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes

September 9, 2011
Lemony Orzo with Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes

This week has been all about change. We sent our toddler, our baby, to preschool this week. For the last 19+ months, it has been me & her. Us. All day, every day, all week long. For the last 7 months, I have been looking forward to the first day of school as if it [...]

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