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Meatless Monday: Warm Red Quinoa Salad

February 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Okay, so quinoa may not be the first thing to come to mind for a romantic Valentine’s dinner, but what better day to think about heart health? This warm and hearty salad is loaded with super foods — broccoli for vitamins A & K (and lowering cholesterol), dried cranberries for antioxidants, walnuts for healthy omega-3s, [...]

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Tags: baby food · meatless monday · recipes · vegetarian · weeknight meals · whole grains · winter

Banana Pecan Coffee Cake (and a blizzard)

December 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments

I haven’t had much time in the kitchen lately, as you might have guessed by my lack of posting. After a long and stressful month, I desparately needed some therapeutic time in the kitchen, breathing in the sweet fragrance of butter and sugar creaming in the KitchenAid. So I was thrilled when I heard there [...]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · sweets

Treats: Pistachio Parmigiano Cheese Straws

December 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

On the second day of Christmas… a la Eric Ripert Happy Boxing Day!

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Ginger Soy Shrimp Fusili

June 12th, 2008 · 7 Comments

This was an easy pasta dish made easier with a few Trader Joe’s favorites – cooked, peeled frozen shrimp and Ginger Soy Broth, plus my own prepped and frozen broccoli and garlic scape pesto from last week. I also used TJ’s flax seed pasta to fulfill my Whole Grains Challenge quota for the day. (OK, [...]

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Tags: pasta · proteins · recipes