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Takeout Makeover: Baked Falafel

I LOVE falafel. It is one of those foods I only have once in a while from a food truck or a take out restaurant and I always think to myself “I should make this at home.” After Craig and I grabbed falafel last weekend he persuaded me to make a healthier version. Challenge accepted! Falafel is actually an incredibly simple vegan recipe. Just combine chickpeas with parsley, onions and a whole bunch of spices and cook. Traditionally, falafel is deep fried, but I decided to bake them instead. I baked and then broiled for a few minutes to get a crisp exterior. There are many fabulous ways to eat [...]

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Super Slaw

So, a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win the most amazing giveaway. The lovely Katherine Martinelli was giving away a Magimiz by Robot-Coupe food processor to celebrate her 2 year Blogoversary. I was the lucky winner of this giveaway and I have been BLOWN AWAY by this food processor. It has a whole bunch of different blades for slicing, julienning and pureeing. In addition, I was lucky enough to get the juicer and smoothie attachments as well. So, I’ve been having a blast experimenting with my new toy. I’ve done some soups, some baking and some slicing but I decided it was time to try a slaw! [...]

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Roasted Beets with Balsamic Drizzle

I made an amazing discovery this weekend. We have a WINTER farmer’s market! Right down the street. I cannot tell you how happy this discovery made me. Lots of local farms, cheese, bread, pastry and other yumminess. The produce was gorgeous and there were many varieties of winter veggies. I picked up three different types of beets (don’t ask me to name them) and they looked so delicious I just had to roast them and make a salad. Now roasted beets is nothing new. This salad is not innovative or interesting or different than what you can get in many restaurants. But it was just SO GOOD that I had [...]

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Chicken Apple and Cranberry Salad

Roast Chicken Week continues!!! First up is this simple, tasty salad that utilizes leftovers from my Lemon Rosemary Roast Chicken. Although I enjoy cooking, I do like a quick and simple dinner now and again. This salad utilizes leftover cold chicken breast with some tasty fall flavors. Leafy greens, apples, cranberries and crunchy pecans combine to make a very filling and healthy salad. This whole thing can be put together in 10 minutes, making it the perfect leftover dinner. Minimal dishes too. Throw this together and then catch up on the DVR. These days I am OBSESSING over Homeland. Any other obsessives out there? 5.0 from 1 reviews Chicken Apple [...]

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Spicy Sesame Slaw

So Craig and I are going away on vacation in a few days and as a result we are trying to eat up all the food we have in the fridge. I went a little crazy at the farmer’s market this weekend so this is proving to be quite a challenge. I had picked up beautiful heads of green and red cabbage so I knew I had to make slaw. I threw in carrots, green beans and some herbs to dress it up a bit. Now, as you know I HATE mayo, so I usually make some kind of creamy peanut slaw. Instead, I decided to experiment with some different [...]

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Lentils with Summer Vegetables

Greetings! First thing, I am so excited to be Foodista’s Food Blog of the Day. They are highlighting my Coconut Chicken Fingers and I am so honored to be chosen. Foodista is an incredible space for foodies and I am thrilled. Head on over there and check out some of the amazing recipes, news and food features, like this guide to making lobster rolls. I am on a lentil binge these last few weeks. After the yummy lentil cakes last week I decided I need more lentils in my life! Craig and I hit the farmer’s market on Saturday, where I picked up some tasty eggplant, zucchini, carrots and cauliflower. [...]

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