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oven-baked sweet potato fries

daisi - October 1, 2012

The key to good, crispy sweet potato fries is sea salt. Sea salt. Sea salt. Sea salt. I made these the other night and will definitely be making them on a regular basis. Super easy… all you need is a sweet potato or two. Sea salt, pepper and olive oil. Printoven-baked sweet potato fries Ingredientssweet potato (1 potato = 2 servings) sea salt (coarse) freshly …

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roasted parmesan asparagus

daisi - August 13, 2012

In my attempt to cook from every cookbook I own, I decided to make the Parmesan Roasted Asparagus from this Barefoot Contessa’s cookbook. It was a great accompaniment to the Chicken Burgers I posted last week. Two Food Network hosts, one delicious meal. And as with any roasted [insert vegetable here] recipe, it’s as simple as heating up your oven, drizzling some olive oil and …

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not your potluck’s pasta salad

daisi - July 2, 2012

I love pasta salad. It’s basically a hodge-podge of anything you have in your fridge or pantry. That’s what I love about this recipe from My Recipes, it’s a unique combination that I would never put together in a “regular” pasta salad. Plus, it doesn’t have any mayo – which I know will make some of you happy! Here’s what you’ll need: 6 ounces uncooked acini …

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salami & mozzarella calzone

daisi - June 10, 2012

Last week I was on a carbohydrate kick and happened to have some leftover pizza dough in the freezer so I decided to attempt my very first calzone. I started with this recipe from Food Network and altered it based on the reviews and my personal taste. The flavors of this calzone are spot-on… salty, cheesy, meaty, yummy. Unfortunately, my pizza dough was a little …

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Spicy Tuna Salad [no mayo]

daisi - April 18, 2012

I love all things salad… chicken, egg, and yes, tuna. I even like these salads on top of regular salads.  The problem is, these salads typically include a creamy ingredient known as mayonnaise, which is not the healthiest option. And sometimes it’s fun to switch it up, so I gave this healthier version tuna salad recipe a try (thanks Megan for the suggestion). Here’s what …

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Meatless Monday: Roasted Veggies

daisi - October 10, 2011

There are probably a million “recipes” out there for roasted vegetables. You don’t need them. This is why: All you need is some olive oil, spices, and your favorite vegetables. That’s it. You’re done. Ingredients a large bowl of your favorite veggies, chopped into bite-size pieces – I used: 2 squash 1 red onion 2 zucchini 1 red pepper spices – I like garlic powder, …

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Healthy Hummus

daisi - February 23, 2011
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I’m always in need of a HEALTHY snack. If I don’t have healthy snacks readily available I will eat chocolate, donuts, chocolate donuts, candy, more chocolate… see the problem?? I love hummus, but I do not love the over-priced store bought hummus (especially when the roommate eats the entire container in one sitting). So I learned to make it and I think it is better …

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Chicken Pesto Packets

daisi - July 14, 2010

Finally had the chance to cook my first real meal in the new place and I think I may have set the bar a little too high because it was delicious. Chicken Pesto Packets (make as many packets as you’d like) boneless, skinless chicken breast zucchini, thinly sliced tomatoes, diced prepared pesto (or homemade, I just didn’t have time) red onion, thinly sliced olive oil …

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