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eggplant parmesan with homemade tomato sauce

this is one of my absolute favorite things to make for dinner. it’s rich & delicious, but doesn’t leave you feeling heavy since it’s vegetable-based. it’s easy, but kind of time-consuming, so i don’t make it that often. it takes … Continue reading

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arugula salad with pomegranate, avocado & blood oranges

lazy was last saturday’s theme song. after getting up early (hate), donning a suit (double-hate), eating breakfast with an apron on (yes, that’s how much i trust my ability to eat without dropping something on myself) & driving to milwaukee … Continue reading

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fattoush salad with radishes, cherry tomatoes & lemon-sumac dressing

this is a traditional arabic salad that we eat often in my family. it’s really very simple to make & quite flavorful, using ingredients unique to your average american palate. you can always add feta if you’re looking for more … Continue reading

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arabic kofta (ground lamb with onion & parsley)

if you know me well, you probably aren’t shocked by the fact i’m not the biggest fan of your run-of-the-mill, traditional valentine’s day. to me, it seems like just another capitalistic exploit of female insecurities created & perpetuated by the … Continue reading

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roasted red potatoes with lemon, sage & truffle oil

you know what they say: “haters they gonna hate & potatoes, they gonna potate.” okay, so they don’t really say that, but i actually didn’t make it up myself (unfortunately). i saw it on pinterest, which is where i’ve been … Continue reading

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beet salad with blood oranges, candied walnuts & goat cheese

i don’t know which of my senses delights more in a gorgeous beet salad like this one: my sense of sight or my sense of taste. i have always been a winter-lover, but haters say they dislike the drabness & … Continue reading

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warm lentil salad with roasted root veggies

between the pulled pork quesadillas & the smoked mozzarella pasta i definitely ate too much of over the weekend, i was more than ready for a veg-based dinner tonight.  after a 3-mile run & some killer hot yoga at a new-to-me studio … Continue reading

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slow-cooked pulled pork quesadillas with caramelized onions

i’d been dying to make these ever since nathan & i had them as an appetizer at bbq brickhouse a few months ago. i sort of forgot about them over the holidays, but when a friend of mine asked me … Continue reading

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spicy smoked mozzarella pasta with spinach & roasted red peppers

is anyone else a slave to the freshly-prepared foods at the whole foods deli counter? i actually have to avoid that area of the store whenever i shop there because of the smoked mozzarella pasta salad–if that were the only … Continue reading

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scallops with balsamic reduction & wilted spinach

even though today was 90% work & 10% play, i still had the best day. how can you not when the sun is shining & it’s sweater-only weather on a january day in wisconsin? when i started to get fidgety … Continue reading

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