Braised Chicken Thighs with Olives and Lemon

October 23, 2014
Braised Chicken Thighs with Olives and Lemon

Olives and I haven’t always gotten along. They were definitely an acquired taste. I’m pretty sure it was the saltiness that deterred me all those year. Ironically that’s what I’ve come to love about olives these days. I’m not exactly what triggered my change of heart, or even when it happened. And it started slowly. […]

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Tunisian Lamb Meatballs

October 3, 2014
Tunisian Lamb Meatballs are filled with fragrant spices and served with a cinnamon and saffron infused tomato sauce! | #meatballs

Aside from apple picking, these lamb meatballs were at the top of my priority list last weekend. And, guess what, they’re at the top of this weekend’s list too. I just want to keep eating them again and again and again! I bet these meatballs are like none you’ve had before. These little balls of […]

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Weeknight Garlic and Herb Roast Chicken Breasts

September 23, 2014
Weeknight Garlic and Herb Crispy Roast Chicken Breasts

This weekend I tackled the dreaded closet switch-over. The second I got started, I sort of wished I hadn’t. Until I found my navy & white vest from Stitch Fix earlier in the year. I cannot wait to wear it! Bring on all the fall things! Since I was in full on fall mode, it […]

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Pasta with Homemade Creamy Tomato Sauce (Vegan)

September 9, 2014
Not much beats a big plate of pasta with Homemade (Vegan) Creamy Tomato Sauce...especially when you can get it on the table in 30 minutes! |

  I remember when I discovered that I could substitute applesauce for oil in making muffins. It pretty much felt like I struck gold. I was also a little baffled as to why everyone wasn’t already doing this. I mean, it seemed like a total win-win. Until I took one bite of those muffins. Uh, […]

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Vegan Sweet Pepper and Mushroom Soba Noodle Stir Fry

September 2, 2014
This simple vegan and gluten free Sweet Pepper and Mushroom Soba Noodle Stir Fry is fresh, delicious and you

Say hello to my new favorite 20-minute dinner – Vegan Sweet Pepper and Mushroom Soba Noodle Stir Fry. The alternate title was here’s-everything-in-my-fridge-that-needs-to-get-eaten-before-we-go-away-for-the-long-weekend-stir-fry. Just didn’t have the same ring as the actual title. A little too long, perhaps? Yea, I kinda thought so too. Last week was an awkward week in terms of cooking. After […]

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10 Easy Weeknight Meals to Get You Out of Your Dinner Rut!

August 26, 2014
10 Easy Weeknight Meals to Get Out of Your Dinner Rut!

Every so often I go through dinner ruts where I feel like I’m making the same things all.the.time. It feels boring and I’m usually left feeling like I have zero inspiration. Despite the hundreds of recipes on this here blog, the many other blogs I read and multiple shelves of cookbooks in my apartment, I […]

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Avocado Toast with Spicy Black Bean Burger Strips

August 11, 2014

One of the highlights of my weekend was taking advantage of Summer Streets – think car-free running down Park Avenue all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge. It also happened to be my first true long run since I ran the Big Sur Marathon Relay, oh about three and a half months ago. Oops. To celebrate, […]

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Grilled Swordfish with Tomatoes and Basil

July 26, 2014
Grilled Swordfish with Tomatoes and Basil is an easy weeknight dinner packed with great summer flavors!|

A super belated thank you for your well wishes on last weekend’s triathlon! After having this race on my to-do list for a few years I finally got around to doing the New Jersey State Olympic Triathlon.  It was such a fun day. The race was really well organized, the course was flat & fast which was […]

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Honey Lime Chicken Skewers

July 16, 2014
Honey Lime Chicken Skewers are a wonderfully simple weeknight meal and so incredibly delicious!| #weeknightdinner

After last weekend’s triathlon I suspected I’d feel like I’d want to reward myself with a giant ice cream cone once we got home from the race.  Except that’s not exactly how things played out.  I wanted to want ice cream.  Like, really wanted to want it.  Instead I had a super intense craving for […]

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Cumin Scented Beef Kabobs

June 24, 2014
Cumin Scented Beef Kabobs

Kabobs are one of those dinners that get lost in the shuffle for me. And, it’s really unfortunate because there’s so much to love about them. So, I’m on a mission to change that!  I also just found a zillion wooden skewers in my kitchen. Mostly though, kabobs are the ideal summer dinner.  Simple, and […]

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