Simple, Beautiful, Whole Foods


I don’t eat whole foods exclusively, but I definitely take advantage of their wonderful simplicity whenever I have the opportunity. One of my favorite things about eating whole foods is the appreciation I’ve gained for natural, beautiful, single ingredients.  Like these tiny little organic potatoes I purchased from a local farmer… There was a time…

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The Hydration Project: Eat Your Water


Not a big drinker? Me neither. That’s why I started The Hydration Project. Read about it here. Did you know that many fruits and vegetables contain upwards of 90% water, making them a great way to add vital water to your diet and keep you properly hydrated?  As if there weren’t already enough good reasons…

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My 100th post: Reflections and Goals


(Cue balloons and confetti… oh, and presents are OK, too!) Hooray for my 100th post!! Woooo! Well, we’ll just pretend this is my 100th post. It’s actually 102, but this has been a thoroughly crappy week so I blew right past it. Today, however, is a better day. 😀 I started my blog in March,…

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Everyday Eats


Squash blossoms, stuffed, and baked into the middle of a muffin? Yup. I’m constantly impressed by the recipes I find while blogreading. There are so many talented, passionate and wildly creative people out there, and the inspiration is enough to make me feel like there aren’t enough days in a lifetime to sample all the…

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My Favorite Way To Do Deep Dish


I was born in Jersey, and raised on Long Island, with an Italian mom. So, yeah. I like pizza. But as much as I like a good New York-style foldable slice, covered in thick cheese and loads of garlic and mushrooms, I like this kind even more… The bakery I used to work in might…

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Fried Green Tomatoes


I’m not sure what it is about fried green tomatoes that makes me want to learn how to cook them perfectly. Sure, I loved the movie, and that is where I first learned of their existence, but it goes beyond that.  If you do a recipe search for fried green tomatoes, you’ll find a lot…

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Mommy and Me Hummus Recipe


I have been accused of being a little too cautious when it comes to introducing solids to my son. My response? Well, I’ll let you guess. 😡 I care…really care…about the relationship my son has with food, so yes, I’m pretty careful. The way I see it, that’s my job as his mother, so he…

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Rainy Day Squash Boats


I’m all for rain, but what’s with the threatening skies every time I have a day off!? Not being able to hang laundry outside really throws a wrench into the rest of my week.  Rrrrr…. 😡 Oh well. It’s good for the garden, right? Besides, a rainy day is the perfect time to take care…

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Father's Day: Vegan Trail Mix Cookies


For Father’s Day, I decided to give my husband the gift of eternal life! …in the form of these super nutrient-rich cookies! (He’s not vegan, but I lucked out with a guy who is really into the idea of a plant-based diet as long as it includes hamburgers, too.) I thought I’d share my recipe,…

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Squash Blossom Insecurity


OK, crafty foodbloggers…I have a challenge for you. It irks me to no end that there are so many things I don’t utilize from my garden.  I was reminded of this irkiness by a post on Oh She Glows this morning…(garlic scapes are among the things I don’t use.) …along with beet greens, fiddlehead ferns, and…

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