Category: American

Seared Scallops with Asparagus Puree

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As you may have noticed from my Instagram or Facebook pictures I went for a little getaway in Oregon. Thank goodness I have my in-laws to take care of our happy mischievous little one for a couple of days. Oregon was amazingly…

Green Olive Herb Pasta

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Another quick, easy and healthy (depends how many servings are eaten) weeknight recipe. Pasta tossed in a green olive sauce made with olives, capers, anchovies, garlic, lemon juice, parsley and olive oil and then topped with a toasted panko dill…

Buckwheat Pancakes

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My little 13-month-old can now eat! I mean, she’s been “eating” for awhile but now she can actually taste, eat, and have some sort of reaction. As someone who loves to cook (and eat), I cannot imagine a more exciting…

Chicken Paillard

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Cleaning eating can taste so fresh and good. Chicken paillard over an arugula salad tossed in a warm bacon and white wine vinaigrette is one of those healthy delicious carb-less weeknight dinner meals. Chicken paillard is really just a fancy…

Mini Churro Palmiers

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Churro flavored anything is delicious like my churro cheesecake bars. So why not churro palmiers? Airy, light, buttery, salty, sweet and cinnamon-y. Make mini ones so they are even more addicting. So easy to make and so yummy to snack…

Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Empanadas

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I love these empanadas! Sweet potatoes and black beans may seem like an odd combination, but when combined with vinegar, chile, cumin, cilantro, and green onions, the flavors you crave in empanadas are all there. I served these empanadas along…

Poached Pear Quick Bread

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A recipe that I’ve been craving to make since I saw it in Cooking Light months ago! It’s not really the season for pears but I managed to find a few so I made the recipe anyway. A decadent dessert…

Eggy Bread

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I couldn’t resist making this berries-stuffed French toast after watching Jamie Oliver’s short series on healthy foods and people around the globe. He travels the globe to find the healthiest people and how they live and eat. Throughout the series,…

Classic Braised Beef

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This is definitely a favorite go to of mine. Strips of beef chuck seared and simmered in a broth with tomatoes, beef stock, oregano, onions, garlic and carrots for 2 hours until fork tender. I serve it with brown rice.…