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Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

December 20, 2012
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Oh boy did I have fun making these! Who knew that baking a big batch of potatoes could be so fun. Smashing Perfect Baked Potatoes with the back of a chefs knife is entertainment at it’s finest….not to mention these taste amazing! Lets smash….

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Almond Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes

August 10, 2012
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I have been wanting to post this tomato recipe forever! Believe it or not these photos were taken late last summer. Then fall hit, life sped ahead and heirloom tomatoes were no longer in season. Now however they are back in full force. These tomatoes are baked not fried, but are reminiscent of really good […]

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Homemade Mayonnaise

May 15, 2011
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Today I am gonna share with you the simplest recipe ever….a precursor to my larger post tomorrow. I figured a good homemade mayonnaise  is worthy of it’s own recipe page. This spread will be great for summer entertaining, egg salad, pasta salad, BLT’s, juicy burgers, sandwiches and anywhere else you might like a dab of […]

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Broccoli Cauliflower Avocado Soup

February 17, 2011
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There is so much to love about a great big batch of homemade soup. Over here puréed veggie soups are a big hit. They are simple to prepare and you really can’t mess them up. Sometimes I roast the vegetables first other times I boil them until softened in a pot of broth. If you […]

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Scrambled Egg Stacks with Cheese & Mushrooms

January 17, 2011
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In this post I am not just sharing a recipe for an Egg & Cheese Scramble. There is so much more than what meets the eye. I have been wishing for so long to write this post. There is an amazing feeling that happens when someone I know & love has great success. As children success […]

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Green Beans with Leeks & Feta

November 20, 2010
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It has been a whirl wind week with a trip to the Dole Wellness Institute, activities at school & work. Life is picking up speed as Thanksgiving fast approaches. I have a few more recipes to share before the big day hits. These green beans are simple to prepare & I keep ‘em light and […]

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Parmesan Hasselback Baked Potatoes

October 4, 2010
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I have to be honest with you guys-I don’t really like potatoes. I adore sweet potatoes, but they offer up a whole other kind of experience. Regular starchy potatoes have never really been my thing. Until now. I have found a way to not just like, but adore potatoes. It helps that these sound more […]

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Coconut Oat Crusted Chicken Nuggets & Two Pomegranate Sauces

July 6, 2010
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I was recently selected to be in a super fun summer cooking competition. Coach’s Oats and POM Wonderful have gotten together to do a second round of their Recipe Battle. POM Wonderful hosts occasional cooking challenges with other healthy food companies to see who can come up with the most delish recipe. Each company chooses […]

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Roasted Asparagus with Gruyère & Smoked Paprika

May 10, 2010
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Roasted asparagus is a simple recipe that uses ingredients that line my spice rack and fill my fridge. There is something about roasting veggies that brings out so much flavor. Asparagus is delicious and it can be prepared in so many ways. I recently posted Chicken with Coconut-Lime Peanut Sauce that was a huge hit […]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup

February 22, 2010

Roasted cauliflower and broccoli are so delicious and a great way to use them is in a hearty soup recipe. This soup is warming, comforting and of course healthy.  You get a nice amount of good for you vegetable servings here. There is just a little bit of ghee in this soup and it adds […]

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Pasta with Tomato Basil Sauce and Chicken

February 2, 2010

I just realized as I was proofing this post the caption I wrote above: “One Super Bowl of Pasta.” As I mentioned in my Skinny Mini Baked Potato post, I will not be indulging in the Super Bowl sporting event (I think it’s this weekend.) When I created the graphic above it had nothing to […]

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Spinach Ricotta Turkey Roulade with Pomegranate

December 24, 2009
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The heat is on, the final trips to the market are here for holiday cooking.  Christmas is here and New Years is on its way.  May I recommend something fabulous?  This Thanksgiving I was not in the mood to cook a full bird.  We prefer the white breast meat, so I went with that.  Just […]

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Skinny Almond Crusted Chicken Strips

December 13, 2009

The other night I was craving a crispy, flavor filled, warming and slightly indulgent meal. I had 2 pounds of raw chicken breast staring at me from my chilly fridge.  With an attempt to satisfy everyone around here, I came up with this light, lean, baked, and dare I say “Chicken Finger” kind of thing. […]

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Smoky Marinated Chicken Breast

November 22, 2009
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We love smoky marinated chicken over here, Make a big batch and you will have protein on hand for a few days.  Chop it, slice it, dice it. Use it in soup, quesadillas, or even a Monte Cristo sandwich. Toss this smoky chicken with some veggies, a salad, have it alongside brown rice, whole wheat […]

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Pan Seared Trout

October 11, 2009

I had a great first day back in Telluride with my little guy. Town is quiet. Very quiet and wonderful. The summer has wrapped, the ski season starts at the end of November. It is a gap time for visitors but the locals finally have the place to themselves. Even though I spend a good […]

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