Archive | November, 2014

Quinoa Minestrone

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I was lucky enough to spend mine with my wonderful family in Canada—11 people, 5 dogs, and 3 inches of snow. I’ve never been much of a turkey gal, but the tried-and-true veggie sides are right up my alley. While I bide my time between leftovers and […]

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20-Minute Vegetable Broth

A common misconception is that a good broth takes loads of time, but this recipe saves time and money without compromising on flavor. Vegetable broth is also highly customizable; I add ginger and lemongrass for Asian-inspired soups (see my Ginger Noodle soup, coming soon!) or opt for savory herbs in a minestrone (see my Quinoa […]

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Kale Pesto

I’m not going to lie; I too was subject to the kale fanaticism. I sampled my fair share of kale chips, wore my “Oh KALE yeah” t-shirt with pride, and even blended it into a smoothie or two. I sympathize with those worn out by the “super food kale” craze, but this recipe is too […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

  Did you know that November is National Peanut Butter Month!? I didn’t, but I applaud whoever proclaimed this glorious holiday. Peanut butter is definitely up there on my five-foods-on-a-deserted-island list (practical choice too with all that protein!) and I confess that in my pantry you will find two jars: the family peanut butter jar, […]

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Pan-Seared Green Beans with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Happy November! And in my case, “Happy Tech Week”. This is the final week of rehearsal for my school production of Shakespeare’s Midsummers Night’s Dream in which I will be playing the role of Hermia. Amidst the crush of costume fittings and last minute staging, I need to eat! Especially considering the physicality of this role; […]

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