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Pumpkin chili

Pumpkin Chili

As the weather turns cooler, it’s time for chili!  The heartiness of chili makes it one of my favorite cold weather foods.  Plus, I’m all about one-pot meals for less fuss and less clean-up.  A couple weeks ago, as I was delighting in my pumpkin frenzy, I decided to try a making a pumpkin chili.  I let this simmer while I tidied up the apartment,... read more →
Creamy Pumpkin Sausage Pasta

Creamy Pumpkin Sausage Pasta #WeekdaySupper

It’s pumpkin season! Love. I want it in my lattes, soups, curries, stews, sauces, breads, cookies, cakes, pies, and more.  I’m a big proponent of roasting and pureeing fresh pumpkin, but on any given weekday, I probably don’t have time to roast and puree fresh pumpkin unless I already have some saved up in my freezer. This means that once September 1, comes around,... read more →

The Challenge: October #Unprocessed

I’m normally a nutrition label reader, but I’ve always paid attention to sodium, fat, calories, fiber, and sugars.  This month, I’m taking my food awareness to another level by taking the October #Unprocessed Challenge by eating rules.  I love Andrew’s spirit of bringing awareness to processed foods, additives, and chemicals in the everyday foods we eat.  As hard as I try to be healthy, preparing... read more →
Stuffed Apple Rounds

Cheese-Filled Apple Rounds #SundaySupper

I’ve never met a cheese I didn’t like.  That’s said, I’m always a little disappointed with cheese platters.  It’s like the cop out appetizer.  And you know what?  I cop out almost every time we have a dinner party.  I’m always concentrating on dinner and dessert so throwing some cheese on a platter with crackers seems excusable if I’m baking a pie from scratch, right?... read more →
Asian Inspired Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

Asian Inspired Salad

I’m not really a salad-for-a-meal kind of girl. I mean, I try to eat healthy and I do my best to make sure I’m eating at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, but when it comes to veggies, I prefer them cooked. You might hate me for writing this but I really hate Cesar salads. They are so boring. Romaine lettuce. Croutons.... read more →
Peach Berry Handpies

Freeze ‘Em for Later Peach Berry Hand Pies #SundaySupper

Why do every day leftovers feel so “meh” and other leftovers so “to die for”? I mean, why does the roasted chicken from two nights ago sit in the fridge waiting to be repurposed, but roasted Thanksgiving turkey gets devoured? I my gluttonous life, I am so anxious to eat Thanksgiving leftovers that I sometimes eat dinner twice on Thanksgiving. But that sautéed broccoli from... read more →

Avoiding Hangriness: The foods in my air travel snack pack

Have you ever been hangry (i.e, so hungry you are angry) or been around someone that’s hangry?  It’s not pretty. Try talking to me if I’ve been sans food for four or more hours.  I’m like a sleep-deprived toddler being strapped into a carseat in a car without air-conditioning.  Pouty, unreasonable, moody – all because I haven’t had food.  Couple hangriness with air travel and... read more →
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

Peanut Butter Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Birthday to the USA!  It’s hard to be so far from all of our friends and family who I know will be laughing, drinking, and grilling this weekend.  As I mentioned in my last post, the 4th is one of my favorite holidays.  Last night, Omar and I honored the holiday with an All-American meal of juicy, homemade burgers, oven baked fries, and peanut... read more →