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August 7th, 2013

Quick Dinner: Balsamic Steak Kabobs

IMG_0227I don’t have a washing machine. And it stinks. It means that every once in a while I have to give up a weeknight, and go hang out at the laundromat. Fun fact: This trip was prompted by me spilling simple syrup all over my jeans at work (for an AMAZING recipe you’ll see in our October/November issue!). Read the rest of this entry »

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August 6th, 2013

Easy-Peasy Tomato Sauce

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I’m a sale shopper. I love getting a good deal, and my closet can attest to this. I especially love when I go to my local farm market and find large amounts of produce on sale because it’s not as pretty, or about to go bad (not bad yet, just about to be). I’m saving money and the environment at the same time! I’m like a superhero. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 12th, 2011

Meatless Monday: Packing a Lunch

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August 16th, 2011

Meatless Monday: Tomato, Eggplant, and Ricotta Pasta

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At the risk of overusing the word “fresh,” I introduce my latest idea – quick recipes that are healthy, organic, and easy. They’re so simple, in fact, that trying to create a step-by-step, measured recipe seems to defeat the point. Think of these more as flavor combinations, everything is to your taste and portion–I’m just suggesting a way to throw things together.

Today’s Fast & Fresh – Tomato, Eggplant, and Ricotta Pasta. Toss roasted eggplant, balsamic marinated tomato pieces, and ricotta together with your favorite wheat pasta. This is especially easy if you made my Fresh Eggplant Parm and have leftover roasted eggplant and tomatoes. The tomato and ricotta should create a nice little sauce on their own, but a drop or two of olive oil over the pasta will also taste great. Top with a bit of sea salt, and you’ve got yourself a healthy, hearty, veggie dinner! Enjoy!

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August 12th, 2011

Meatless Monday: Fresh Eggplant Parmesan

4Recently my friends had a nice laugh at my expense because I have never had Chicken Parmesan. In my defense, I don’t come from a city with a lot of local Italian restaurants. And even since moving up north, ordering what looks like a chicken strip (or its eggplant equivalent) with a drop of cheese and marinara on top instead of lobster ravioli or penne alla vodka seemed like a bad life decision.

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