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Recipe Friday – Carrot Slaw

Truth be told, I’m not a huge fan of cooking in the summer.  On hot, humid days, I don’t know many people who want to spend any amount of time standing over a sauté pan or by the oven. Unless you’re grilling outside, standing by a heat source is not usually a desired part of … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Spring Vegetable Lasagna

At the beginning of farmers’ market season, I am guilty of impulse buys.  I suppose I am just so excited that the growing season is finally in full swing that I get a little carried away.  Case in point, I had been staring at a bunch of gorgeous rainbow chard and a head of cauliflower … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Herbed Strawberry Yogurt Pops

There’s something about the promise of summer that is truly exciting.  As the summer months approach and the temperatures start to rise, I start having daydreams about cookouts, light summer salads, and frozen treats: cocktails or otherwise!  I find that I always crave lighter meals and snacks when it’s hot and humid.  Last summer, I … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Homemade Hummus

Have you ever noticed how long weekends can feel especially short?  I myself try to plan so many things into holiday weekends that Tuesday comes and it feels as though the extra day never happened. For the many of us who will celebrate Memorial Day with a cookout or get-together, it pays to have simple, … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Onion and Asparagus Frittata

Egg dishes are, in my opinion, the unsung hero of weeknight suppers.   They are inexpensive, easy, and incredibly versatile.  Although they do contain cholesterol, eggs are a great source of protein, essential fatty acids, and lutein, an antioxidant. High blood cholesterol is a health risk, as it can increase one’s risk for developing plaques, or buildup … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Quinoa Cakes

Today, I’m blogging from my hometown, which after weeks of final projects and exams, is an incredible comfort.  The sun is shining and I can smell the grass, trees, and first spring flowers in the soft breeze.  As someone who is always looking for new ways to enjoy healthy foods, I get increasingly excited as … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Homemade Granola Bars

In the past few weeks, my schedule has (not so) gently reminded me that I am, in fact, in graduate school. You know those stretches of time where you are sometimes too busy to do little things that you otherwise take for granted – cook a well-rounded dinner, run that extra mile on the treadmill, … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Portuguese Kale Soup

Greetings from the east coast! This past week was my spring break, and I made a last-minute decision to travel back home to see some friends and family and help one of my best friends get ready for her upcoming wedding.  When I started thinking about recipes for this week, I immediately contacted my cousin … Continue reading