my july/august menu

daisi - December 28, 2013
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Summertime cooking is hit or miss for me. It’s so hot, so it’s hard to really want to cook. But this year we got a grill, so that changed things a lot! pepperoni burgers | I really made these in June, but wanted to recap here since I forgot to include it in the June recap. It’s a unique take on burgers, that will be sure …

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my april menu

daisi - May 9, 2013

April was a crazy busy month. We had a wedding in Marfa (a friend recaps it here), a surprise 40th birthday and we spent A LOT of time unpacking in the new house (still a lot more to do).  Not a lot of cooking happened in the beginning since my kitchen was all in boxes, but it was the first room completely ready and I couldn’t wait to …

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my January menu

daisi - February 1, 2013
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Since I wasn’t really great at keeping up with my weekly menu recaps last year, I decided to try something different this year: a monthly recap. You can click most of the pics below to take you to the recipe. And, here is what I made in January… enjoy. Pioneer Woman cinnamon rolls | Technically I made these in 2012, BUT we had them for breakfast …

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slow-cooker red curry beef

daisi - January 11, 2013
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I found this recipe in my Paleo Slow Cooking cookbook. I think it’s safe to say that I am slightly obsessed with red curry. I could put it on anything, well, almost anything. I’ve put it on pad thai, fried rice, and roasted veggies. It exotic and delicious and, to my surprise, easy to make at home. All you need is red curry paste and …

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cauliflower rice

daisi - January 9, 2013

Since it’s the new year, it’s resolution time. Eat healthy, go to the gym, be a better person, stop your bad habits, etc. I have actually been boycotting the gym because all of the classes are over-crowded and everyone looks at you like you’re starting a resolution too. I say this because this is a healthy recipe, so I feel the need to defend it. …

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Skillet Vegetarian Curry

daisi - November 11, 2012

This recipe was originally posted way back in January 2011 [see original here]- but I am making it for dinner tonight so I thought I’d bring it up to the top just in case you may have missed it. It’s full of flavor and healthy – enjoy!!!  here’s what you’ll need: 1 large potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 1 large sweet potato, peeled …

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Biga Wine Dinner [girl’s night]

daisi - March 22, 2012
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On Monday this week, I joined my friends Megan  & Shonda for a wine dinner at Biga Italian Restaurant. It was a 4-course meal with wine pairings from the Benessere Vineyards for each. Unfortunately, the rep from the winery was delayed due to our amazing storms we’ve had all week, but he finally made it at the end.  We didn’t get to hear about each wine with …

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Meatless Mondays: Vegetable Curry

daisi - January 10, 2011

It’s that time of year when we all start making resolutions. One of mine is to eat meatless at least one day each week in 2011. My previous post about meatballs proves that I am a solid carnivore, however, eating less meat is beneficial on many levels. Here are some of my favorite reasons, in no particular order.First, your body: Limit your risk of cancer …

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Farmer’s Mac & Cheese

daisi - December 23, 2010

MAC and cheese.  Mac and CHEESE. Mac AND cheese.  Regardless of where you put the emPHAsis on the syllABLE, you will LOVE this version. My fellow veggie friend introduced me to this recipe, and I promise, you will not miss the meat.  Plus, since it’s filled with veggies (okay, just one) it’s semi-healthy in my brain. Don’t worry about the seemingly extensive ingredient list, we …

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