Green Goddess Dip

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Is hummus on its way out? I feel like hummus is on its way out. I still love it, and imagine I will post a hummus recipe soon, but I feel like maybe we are turning a corner on the chickpea front. If so, you heard it here first. Enter: Green Goddess Dip. Just the name of it sounds luscious, no? If you are looking for something a little different … [Read more...]

Chocolate-Cinnamon Oatmeal with Fresh Fr...

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Until recently, if I was looking for a filling breakfast, I would have taken an egg sandwich over oatmeal any day. In my mind, all oatmeal was like the package of over-flavored, over-sugared cinnamon-apple instant stuff you hydrate with hot water from the office water cooler. Fine in a pinch, but not very satisfying. Enter: actual oatmeal. … [Read more...]

Tortilla Chips

Make Your Own Tortilla Chips ~ My Utensil Crock

When I sit down at a Mexican restaurant, they just can't bring (or refill) the chips fast enough. The part I do not love? With every chip - and there are always many - I think about the deep fry. So much deep fry. This cannot be rectified when dining out, but when at home, this recipe is perfect to satisfy your own craving or serve to company. I … [Read more...]

Southwest Quinoa Bowl

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I did a lot of cooking this week, and found myself, as I do during such weeks, with odds and ends in the fridge, in small quantities, and no real plan. At such a time, pizza delivery may sound perfect, but these delicious ingredients were all calling to me. Perhaps you recognize some of them from recent posts: garlic, onions, cooked quinoa, … [Read more...]

Shish Taouk – Chicken Kabobs

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Get acquainted with the broiler in your oven, if you are not already. You can make some great food with it - and fast. These kabobs take 10 minutes once they're in the oven, and are incredibly versatile. They can be served on a salad, in a pita with hummus and veggies, on a plate of rice or quinoa with sauteed broccolini - you name it. The chicken … [Read more...]

Chicken Stroganoff

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Why not, right? While beef stroganoff is an ultimate comfort food, I try to limit (but not eliminate!) my red meat consumption. I am always on the lookout for alternatives. I was a bit skeptical of this recipe at first, but I performed my litmus test by scanning the ingredient list to see if there was anything I really was not interested in working … [Read more...]

Baked Halibut Bites

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Sounds better than "fish sticks," and tastes better too! This recipe is no substitute for "fish and chips," as billed by the original recipe that inspired it, but it is light, crispy, and tastes fresh - so that works for me! The dark horse of this dish was the "tartar sauce" which was in the print article, but did not make it to the online … [Read more...]

French Fries

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French fries are, easily, one of my top-ten favorite foods. It is possible that they would be one of my top-ten favorite things in the world, but I have not drafted such a list. With the skin on - even better. I ate the entire batch I just made, and am making myself hungry again thinking about it. As a general rule, however, I do not like eating … [Read more...]

Meat Sauce

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If “quasi-goulash” were a thing, you would be reading a post about it now.  But it is not; I just made that up. So instead, you are reading a post about a dish that started as a cross between marinara and Bolognese sauce. Call it what you will – I call it “delicious” (well, I call it “meat sauce”), and cannot make it too frequently, or else it … [Read more...]