Category: Recipes

Baked Rhubarb French Toast Strata

Whoa – what happened there?  I blinked and it’s May already.  Oops. I’ve been pretty quiet the past few weeks, taking some time for extra rest (the baby has me run off my feet!) but working on lots of fun stuff for you.  Last weekend was the first day of the summer Farmer’s Market near

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Roasted Carrot and Beet Salad with Carrot Top Pesto, Pumpkin Seeds and Feta

I finally got around to getting into the garden to get ready for this year and I found some carrots and beets that made it all the way through the winter without being touched (which is a miracle if you consider how often the dog sneaks out and steals carrots straight from the ground). I

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Avgolemono Pasta with Spring Vegetables

Now that we’ve had a few weeks of spring weather on the West Coast, the menu at our house is starting to lighten up a bit.  Less soups and stews in the rotation and more salads and dishes featuring fresh spring vegetables.  Although, some of the rainy spring days still call for a warm cup

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Spinach Mango Smoothie

Well, the baby started crawling a few weeks ago and I suddenly find myself with a lot less time to get things done. Man, they move quick! I’ve had to change most of my routine as a result. Just when I thought I had it all figured out too (rookie mistake, I know). Since the

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Mini Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I’ve recently discovered my baby loves cinnamon. I had some leftover egg mix for French toast the other week, so I cooked it up to give to her with breakfast. Of course, it had cinnamon in it. She couldn’t get enough. I’d been planning to come up with a recipe for mini muffins to make

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Spiced Chocolate Smoothie

Update: This was one of the most popular recipes from my previous site, Mel’s Food Blog.  I’ve re-tested and re-shot it and it stands as is.  Try a bit less milk and frozen banana to make this into a smoothie bowl. I love smoothies for breakfast – they’re quick, easy, and can be packed full

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Spicy Miso Soup

Update: This was one of the most popular recipes from my previous site, Mel’s Food Blog.  I’ve re-tested it and re-shot it with some very minor tweaks.  The miso is made into a slurry and added at the very end to ensure the probiotics aren’t destroyed when the soup is heated.  I can honestly say

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Wendy’s Peanut Butter Cookies

One of my favorite treats growing up was my mother’s homemade peanut butter cookies. They were perfect for dunking into a glass of cold milk. I remember watching my mother sitting in the living room, wooden spoon and mixing bowl on her lap, watching the news while she creamed together the butter and sugar. My

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Carrot, Ginger and Cardamom Soup

Update: Hands down, this was the most popular recipe from my previous site, Mel’s Food Blog.  I’ve re-tested and re-shot it and made a few changes to the recipe, mostly improving the instructions for clarity. I’ve also upped the carrot a bit and reduced the overall liquid for a thicker soup.  Feel free to play

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How to Make Your Own Pesto

Traditional pesto is made with basil, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic and Parmesan cheese. It’s delicious served with pasta, spread on sandwiches, and as a base for your favorite homemade pizza. The problem is, it can be expensive to make. Pine nuts are not cheap and those tiny plastic containers of basil at the grocery

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