Category Archive for: Recipe

Because You Still Need to Eat

Okay guys – lots happening in the world! But you still need to eat, right? And those little people that live outside your bathroom door when you’re trying to get a minute of solitude (and who, based solely on number of times they repeat your name and quantity of requests made in under a minute,…

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Baked Zucchini-Sweet Potato-Greens Pancakes with Garlic Tzatziki

I’ve always loved veggie pancakes, but I hated making them until I discovered the Miraculous Gift to Humanity that is a Food Processor. I mean, really. I don’t care how easy it is to use a mandolin. Shredding the ingredients for your entire meal is just a pain in the Meal Planner if you’re doing…

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Warm Mushroom Farro Salad with Eggs

Okay, guys, you are in for a treat! This is one of my (and my family’s!) all-time favorites in our entire arsenal of recipes. Delicate, yet remarkably filling, and ridiculously easy to make, it is a powerhouse of nutrition and flavor. Now (wouldn’tchaknowit), while the original recipe on pbs.org (by brilliant chef Marc Matsumoto) is…

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Mongolian Beef and Broccoli with Rice

This is another Instant Pot recipe that is absolutely fabulous, takes very little time to assemble, and makes an appearance at our dinner table about once a month (by request, mind you!). Like all good weeknight hack recipes, it’s based on a recipe that’s based on a recipe that’s based on a recipe … you…

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One-Of-Those-Low-Carb-Baked-Potato-Soups Soup … No, Really.

It’s January. I know most of you are nothing like me, and were probably able to show some small degree of restraint during the holiday season. Sadly, I did not. I ate all of the breads, and drank all of the wines, and then turned around and ate all of the tamales and drank all…

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How Meal Planning Helped Me Save My Sanity

One of the best things I ever did for my sanity was to take meal planning seriously. This also helped with my budget, my marriage, my kids’ extra-curricular-activity capability, and the already over-extended population of our country’s prison system which most assuredly did not want a murderous mother of three clogging it up even more. A…

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Cannellini Puttanesca

Folklore has it that Puttanesca was invented and cooked by prostitutes, to lure customers in. You know the saying … come for the Puttanesca, stay for the … ahem … dessert. Of course, this is not what I’m thinking about when I make this dish for my family. To be completely honest, I’m barely thinking…

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One-Pot Linguine Primavera

I love this recipe, based on foodiecrush’s One-Pot Skinny Pasta Primavera. I’ve tweaked it to feed my family, and to fit our preferences, but it’s lovely both ways. You can read the original recipe below. There’s no pre-cooking of the pasta, which by definition, is awesome. I do roast Brussels Sprouts, because GodhelpmeIlovethem – it…

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Sopa de Habas – Mexican Fava Bean Soup

My mom has a series of hand-written cookbooks that her grandmother put together over the course of her life. Besides being unbelievably gorgeous, they are an amazing documentation of my great-grandmother’s life. The first page of one states the date in the author’s crisp, impeccable calligraphy. The last pages of that book are written in…

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Tomato Pie

Cold weather demands comfort food. Things that are gooey, and basic, and stick-to-your-ribs-y, and flavorful. Now, you know me – I’m a busy girl, and I like dishes that can be assembled in under 15 minutes of active time, and take under an hour to prepare start to finish. the sooner I have dinner ready, the…

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