Lighter & Healthier

Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

January 12, 2012
Fish Tacos with Grapefruit and Avocado Salsa

I love, love, love grapefruit. Love it. I always let out a squeal when I see the big 18 lb bags of my favorite citrus in the grocery store each winter. Between salads, margaritas, cookies, cakes, curd, scones, and more margaritas, we’ll demolish a bag every 10 days or so. Even though we have our [...]

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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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Light Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

January 3, 2012
Light Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Happy 2012! After a wonderfully overindulgent December, we are in total detox mode over here. Okay, maybe not total detox… but as total as two beer and margarita lovers can be As a result, we’ve been trying our hardest to eat fresh and light lately and this soup has been one of our favorites. The [...]

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PPQ: Field Greens with Spiced Walnuts and Goat Cheese

November 27, 2011
Field Greens with Spiced Walnuts and Goat Cheese

My contribution for this week’s Project Pastry Queen recipe is last week’s Project Pastry Queen recipe. The group is baking up Snow-Tipped Sand Tarts this week. But I’m suffering from the usual post-Thanksgiving food coma burn out so turning on the oven for 5 minutes to roast a small batch of spiced walnuts was really [...]

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Kale with Pine Nuts and Garlic Vinaigrette

November 25, 2011

I woke up today with a jumbo-sized carb hangover. And you might have, too. Unless you were born with willpower. And then, well, I’m totally jealous. Last night, barely 30 minutes after I crammed the last load of dishes into the dishwasher and swore off cooking forever, I was in the kitchen, toasting pine nuts [...]

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Tzatziki Sauce

October 7, 2011
Tzatziki Sauce

What is one thing you always, always have in the fridge? For us, it’s a leftover bowl full of tzatziki. (And a bottle of Tobasco.) I love tzatziki sauce. It’s perfect for dipping everything from tortilla chips to carrot sticks. It’s also great smeared onto sandwich bread in place of mayo. Or dolloped onto tacos [...]

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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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