Chocolate Macadamia Nut Truffles

June 25, 2014
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One of my guilty pleasures is chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Whenever our family would go to Hawaii, we would literally bring back boxes of the stuff – and enjoy them for weeks after we got home. But the problem was, each tiny piece of chocolate was 50-80 calories (depending on the brand) — and it […]

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Corn, Zucchini, and Onion Flatbread

June 20, 2014
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Summer vegetables are some of my favorite produce to cook with. Fresh corn, squashes and herbs – they are light and airy, with a nice texture and bite. Inspired by a recipe from CookingLight, I thought I’d create these easy-to-make weeknight flatbreads for dinner with, you guessed it: squash and corn for the toppings. I really wanted […]

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

June 18, 2014
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Hi Everyone! I’m finally back from a mini-break I took to spend more time with Layla before my maternity leave ended. We spent lots of time hanging out as a family, seeing friends, and celebrating Layla’s 5 month birthday I can’t believe it has already been 5 months – time is just flying by. But now that […]

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Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers with Avocado Lime Sauce

May 21, 2014
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I absolutely love roasted red peppers. There’s something about charring them on the grill that just amps up their flavor and juiciness. This recipe celebrates the roasted red pepper in the best way — by stuffing it with equally delicious ingredients! The first time I made this recipe was also the first time I had ever […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole

May 19, 2014
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Ok, so I know that Sweet Potato Casserole is traditionally a Thanksgiving dish, and it’s May. But I had some leftover sweet potatoes sitting in my pantry the other night, and so I decided why not bring a little bit of fall flavor back to our table this Spring? This could actually even be considered […]

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Asparagus with Pecorino and Goat Cheese Crostini

May 1, 2014
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Spring is here :) We’ve been eating lighter meals these days because it is getting so hot outside! I love spring produce: asparagus, artichokes, green peas — they just taste so fresh, which is perfect for the season. These are two delicious and healthy side dishes that could be paired together for a quick and easy […]

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