Veggies & Starches

Grilled Pineapple and Avocado Eggrolls

Avocado and Grilled Pineapple Eggrolls

Before we start talking about the insanity of what almost amounts to deep-fried guacamole, let’s talk about safety. Because there are some things you shouldn’t do on a school night. Like drinking most of a bottle of wine all by yourself. And then come the things that you shouldn’t do after drinking most of a [...]

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My Favorite Summer Sandwich

Grilled Zucchini and Red Onion Sandwich

You can do a lot of amazing things with zucchini. You can bread it and bake it for the faux-fry treatment. And then dip in ranch. Because the answer is always ranch (when it’s not margarita). You can caramelize it in some bacon grease [swoon] and toss it into a peppery, velvety smooth carbonara for [...]

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Loaded Queso Fries

Loaded Fries with Chile con Queso

“You’re going to get me kicked off the internet for this.” Not the first time I’ve said those words to Jason… probably won’t be the last, either. But he has a point. There is no such thing as too much queso. Nor is there any shortage of things to do with the leftovers. Especially if [...]

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Mexican Grilled Corn (Elote)

Mexican Grilled Corn

We grew up on a quiet, country road. Our house marked the midway point from the bus stop to Martha’s house. On any given day, if her kids weren’t at my house, my mom’s kids were at hers. We introduced Martha to chocolate gravy, baked beans, and snow ice cream. Martha introduced us to chorizo, [...]

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Muffin-Tin Omelets with Kale, Sundried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese

Muffin-Tin Omelets with Kale, Sundried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese

When I started Whole30, it was a desperation move to see if I could find something that might speed up healing my plantar fasciitis so I could start running again. It sounded like an okay-ish idea. Actually, that’s totally a pants-on-fire lying lie. I knew it was a terrible idea. That I would be miserable [...]

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The Return of Whole30

Whole30 Breakfast: Spicy Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, and Eggs

Hey – remember that time I did Whole30 last year and it was so awesome that I had a very big and very public ugly-cry meltdown (The Meltdown, as we refer to it… when we dare refer to it) in the middle of Whole Foods over the price of strawberries and embarrassed the &^$# out [...]

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Goat Cheese & Asparagus Grilled Cheese

Goat Cheese & Asparagus Grilled Cheese

Who else went overboard and bought nearly 6lbs of asparagus because it was $.88/lb? Welcome to the hoarder club! Who else has eaten roasted asparagus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner pretty much every day? Welcome to the we-clearly-don’t-understand-hoarding club! Cheap asparagus means two things: 1) Spring is just around the corner (and seriously, could it [...]

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Sweet Potato & Spinach Carbonara

Sweet Potato & Spinach Carbonara

My friend Katie has been called The Carbonara Queen. Crab, jalapeno & corn, BLT, lemon & spinach. If it can be whisked into that creamy sauce of bacon, pepper, eggs, and cheese, she has done it. She’s kind of my Pasta Patronus. And I’d like to be just like her when I grow up: One [...]

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