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vegetarian soba noodle stir-fry

I found this recipe in my quest for “real” food. It’s vegetarian. It’s vegan. It’s “real”. It’s customizable. It’s filling. It’s delicious. Substitute any of your favorite veggies for a dish that is all your own. I meant to add mushrooms and obviously that didn’t happen. I think a 1/2 of an onion would be [...]

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“real” food recipes

My Lenten venture this year is complicated. I have decided I will try to cut out processed foods during Lent and continue thereafter as a lifelong way of eating. Now, this being said, I know it won’t be possible 100% of the time, but I’m making a conscious effort to know exactly what I’m putting in my body. I’m [...]

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valentine’s day 2013

This year for Valentine’s Day we stuck with our tradition of going out to dinner with Sam’s mom and this year, Alison was able to join us. We chose a very romantic meal… coneys. Nothing says love like chili and cheese! On Friday, we chose to celebrate our first married Valentine’s Day by staying in [...]

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my february menu

Here’s what we made during February – some oldies but goodies! browned butter risotto | risotto? good. browned butter? good. browned butter risotto? GREAT! brined pork chops with spaghetti squash | these pork chops were to die for, I loved the sweet/savory flavor that the brine gives. My spaghetti squash technique needs some work though… I [...]

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green curry shrimp

This meal was so delicious, I’d put it up against the green curry at my favorite thai place. Considering how easy it was and how healthy, I will certainly be making it again in the near future.  More on this later, but I am in the process of attempting to eliminate processed foods from my [...]

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tabasco shrimp & sausage jambalaya

Last year we celebrated Fat Tuesday with our friends CJ & Chauntay. They made this fantastic jambalaya that I had to attempt myself this year. I actually made it last night, so I could share with you today. It is very easy and the flavors are incredible. I made it a little healthier by using brown rice [...]

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my January menu

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 [...]

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horseradish roasted potatoes

I borrowed this recipe from my friend, (and fantastic cook) Megan V. She posted the pic and shared the recipe on instagram. Thank goodness for social media, right? I know there are some who judge food pics on instagram, but I would never. I love getting ideas for new recipes and what better way to make you crave a [...]

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red onion salad dressing

My mom is the one to thank for this refreshing salad dressing. She brought me a jar and when it was gone in a week, I asked for the recipe. This recipe is easy to tweak to make it your own. I added garlic, because, why not? And you can adjust the spices to your [...]

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cauliflower rice

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 [...]

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