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Red Lentil Chili

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Harmons Grocery recently challenged me to develop a recipe using ingredients from their new line of private label items.    I decided it was the perfect opportunity to work on a recipe that I had been playing with for a while, a recipe for red lentil chili.  I tried a recipe for a red lentil […]

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California Avocado Greek Rice Salad Bowls

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I have always had a thing for food in bowls, so the current bowl trend has me very happy.  Whether it’s a smoothie bowl, a rice bowl, or just a bowl of chicken noodle soup, there’s something about eating out of a bowl that is casual and comforting and completely my style.  Plus, bowls are […]

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Chickpea (Tuna-less) Salad Onigirazu

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A few months ago on Periscope someone asked me for meatless protein ideas to pack in school bentos. I threw out a couple of ideas for her, but have been thinking about it every since. A few weeks ago as I was falling asleep (or at least trying to fall asleep), the idea came to […]

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Free-Form French Onion Tart | Dinner Pies Cookbook

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Tomorrow is National Pie Day, which is always a big celebration at our house, helped by the fact that it’s also my birthday.  It helps that I am a pie addict and haven’t had birthday cake in years.  It’s birthday pie for me all the way!  So when I received a copy of Dinner Pies by Ken […]

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Black Rice Stuffed Peppers with Cashew Cream Sauce

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I have always loved my mom’s recipe for stuffed bell peppers, but when I was little I disliked the actual bell pepper.  I distinctly remember eagerly eating the delicious filling and trying to avoid eating that juicy green shell.  Sometimes I wish I could travel back in time and tell my younger self how good […]

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Easy Burrito Bowls, aka, Repurposing leftovers to save my sanity.

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I’m starting to see a pattern.  Every fall I start to go a little bit crazy.  School starts back up, and with school comes homework and trying to figure out how new teachers work and communicate.  Piano lessons and dance classes get back under full swing.  You find yourself saying yes to being the head […]

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Spicy Cheddar Lamb Burger

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I am not a huge burger girl.  It’s not that I don’t like them, but if given the choice I’ll choose the things that I like even more instead, like grilled chicken, steak, fish, bratwurst, etc.  There is one exception—if a burger contains ground lamb then I am all in.  I love lamb.  So when I […]

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Cantaloupe Calabrese Naan Pizza (Kids Cook Monday)

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Last weekend Bug and I were at Harmons Grocery picking up provisions for the coming week and they had a few booths set up where you could sample different products.  Bug is never one to pass up free food, so of course we had to stop and taste.  One of the booths was featuring a […]

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Family Mealtime Challenge and B.E.A.Ch. Burritos

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My June post is up on Multiply Goodness and it includes a family mealtime challenge, plus a recipe for B.E.A.Ch. (Bean, Egg, Avocado, and Cheese) Burritos!  See the post here.

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California Avocado Spring Roll Noodle Salad

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This week I’m sharing a deconstructed version of Vietnamese fresh spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce, one of my favorite meals on the entire planet, over on The Scoop.  This is a California Avocado Spring Roll Noodle Salad.  It happens to be gluten-free (just make sure the miso paste and chili sauce you use are […]

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