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Lemony Pea and Artichoke Risotto

As a dietitian, I always try and stay on top of the latest nutrition news, food safety scares, and relevant research, so I’m well aware of the latest fears and concerns over arsenic in our rice. As a result, I’ve made a conscious effort to eat less rice. To be honest, I can’t remember theshow me more

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Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Last week Funk and I spent a relaxing five days in Burlington, VT, one of our favorite places ever. Since we don’t ski, the main attraction in Burlington this time of year is the food! Our trip started with a Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour and we ate our way down Church Street the entireshow me more

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Recipe ReDux: Holiday Kitchen Gadget Gift Guide

This month’s Recipe ReDux theme is to share our favorite kitchen gadget or appliance – great timing if you’re looking for a last minute recipe idea for a foodie! I love talking about kitchen gadgets. Since so much of my work is devoted to educating people about how to cook and eat healthfully, I’m constantlyshow me more

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Cranberry Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie Cake (for breakfast!)

Remember that breakfast oatmeal cookie cake concoction I made in the crock pot last week? I didn’t think it could get any better, but it did. I had some fresh cranberries left over from Thanksgiving and thought they’d give a nice pop of flavor to this cozy breakfast. I tossed in 2 cups of freshshow me more

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Crockpot Breakfast Oatmeal Cookie Cake

Lately breakfast has been so BLAH for me. I don’t typically get too fancy when it comes to breakfasts, but in the past few weeks nothing has appealed to me. Probably because fresh winter fruit (or lack thereof) bums me out, and I can’t handle thought of another bland banana or dry (yes, dry) orangeshow me more

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Spaghetti Squash Quiche

After making my delicious Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai, I still had half of a spaghetti squash left over. I wanted to use it in a creative way and making a quiche came to mind. I’ve never made a quiche before. In fact, growing up I didn’t even like quiches. But I was feeling inspired byshow me more

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Crockpot Veggie Curry Stew

Over the summer I participated in a blog event where I got to learn about a new crock pot coming on the market. I always recommend crock pots to my clients for easy, one-pot cooking, but never owned one myself. I always associated crock pots with cooking meat, and use my rice cooker to makeshow me more

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Homemade Salted Brownie Ice Cream

Ice cream to me is like wearing white pants. You have a limited time to enjoy it, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. I have no interest in eating ice cream outside of those summer months, and while most desserts tempt me year-round, ice cream does not. With Labor Day creeping up (how the heckshow me more

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Deconstructed Sushi Bowl

We’re big sushi fans around here, but haven’t had it in a while, which must be why I was inspired to create a sushi-style meal without all the rolling and seaweed and raw fish. This sushi bowl tastes exactly. like. sushi. The only things I wish I had on hand were a sheet of norishow me more

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Dairy Free S’mores Ice Cream

Guys, I did something dangerous in the kitchen the other day. I created dairy-free s’mores ice cream. Cannot-stop-eating-dangerous. Let me rewind. Funk and I recently went to Georgia where we had a blast making s’mores during a lightning storm blackout over the grill. They were THE perfect summer treat. But the fun couldn’t stay inshow me more

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