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Barley and Chickpeas with Basil Walnut Pesto

I don’t have much luck gardening or keeping plants around/alive. Last year around this time I grew a hearty bell pepper plant that grew some pretty bland tasting peppers and then was stolen right off our front step. We live in the city, so people walk by our front step on the regular. But whoshow me more

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Marinated Mushrooms with Edamame and Walnuts

I saw the Meal Makeover Moms post a photo of their lunch on Facebook that made my mouth water on the spot. It was a combo of mushrooms, edamame and walnuts with a lemon marinade and topped with a Greek yogurt dressing. I did some googling around to find the original source, which is Ishow me more

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Recipe ReDux: Apple and Maple Walnut Oatmeal

I know, I know. This bowl of brown who-knows-what isn’t much to look at. But bear with me, because it tastes amazing. This month’s Recipe ReDux theme is “Fresh Start – A New Approach to Breakfast.” So you may be wondering why I made oatmeal for breakfast, since its really nothing new. The method Ishow me more

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Pesto Tuna Panini

When it comes to sandwiches, I’m a little picky. I am completely bored by a regular ‘ol sandwich like pb+j or a grilled veggie sandwich. But when it comes to big, bulky, piping hot pressed paninis? Show me to them. I like when sandwiches are stuffed with all sorts of fillers and grilled to perfection.show me more

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Lentil Burgers

I haven’t made a good homemade veggie burger in a while, even though we eat at least one Dr. Praeger’s veggie burgers each per week. Sometimes Funk makes these grand veggie burger meals with the Dr. Praeger’s that I call “Funk’s Special” because they always wind up so much better than when I just popshow me more

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Massaged Kale Salad with Apples, Grapes and Walnuts

Last Saturday night, Funk and I had dinner plans. Knowing I’d be indulging a bit at dinner, I wanted to jam-pack my lunch with fruits and veggies. With a half of a bag of curly kale in the fridge that was about to go bad, I decided to make a massive massaged kale salad withshow me more

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Eggplant Caponata

I get many of my recipe inspiration from blogs, twitter, or random google searches. Most of the time, if I’m craving a certain food, I’ll just type it into the EatingWell.com recipe database and see what they recommend. But every so often, I tear out recipes from good ‘ol fashioned magazines (I subscribe to Eatingshow me more

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Parsley Pesto

Several weeks ago, my mom gave me a fresh bunch of parsley. And I let it sit in my fridge for another few weeks. It was beginning to lose its luster and wilt, but I knew I didn’t need to toss it. When foods start to turn bad in our kitchen, what do we do?show me more

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Sweet Apple Walnut Wheat Berry Salad

Usually it takes me weeks to finish a big bag of apples from an apple picking trip. I’m an apple-a-day kind of girl nearly year round, but when apples are busting at the seams of my refrigerator, it’s a little overwhelming! I was trying to come up with a savory dinner dish that would helpshow me more

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Quinoa Salad with Edamame & Tarragon

Lately my Sunday evening routine, when it comes to making meals, involves my beloved rice cooker. In it, I can toss some veggies, spices, seasonings, and two hours later have a great grain dish waiting for us with leftovers for the next few days. It requires absolutely no stove or oven heat, which is keyshow me more

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