sweet potato fries

I struggled for a few attempts at getting these fries the way I wanted – crispy, not soggy and sad. I wanted to be able to hold a fry upright and not have it bend over in the middle. I tried multiple types of orange fleshed sweet potatoes, multiple baking methods, and different methods of […]

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Smoky spiced ketchup

BBQ season is here, but before you reach for that bottle of Heinz to add to your burger or hot dog let me offer this alternative, homemade ketchup. And to those who want to call me a condiment snob, hear me out; most things are better homemade and ketchup is no exception. Smoky flavors and […]

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no-bake chocolate oat snack bites

If you are a fan of no-bake cookies, then these snack bites will likely be right up your alley. The main differences are these have hardly any sugar (just a bit of maple syrup), no boiling on the stove is required, and they contain a few healthier ingredients so we can get away with calling […]

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vegan tropical smoothie

I’ll be honest, what I really want to eat right now is a vat of macaroni and cheese, not a smoothie. But for myself and many others, January has evolved to be just as much of a mental reset as it is a dietary cleanse. I acknowledge that diet culture is damaging and body shaming […]

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roasted delicata squash with cranberries

My favorite thing about delicata squash doesn’t have anything to do with it’s luxurious, almost creamy taste, but rather the fact that I don’t have to spend what feels like hours of my time peeling the rind before cooking and eating. The delicata rind is not only edible, but with baking becomes quite tender and, […]

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mocha smoothie + announcement

We’ve all experienced rushed or, dare I say, frantic mornings where time to make both coffee and breakfast is non-existent. For Patrick and I, coffee usually wins out in that situation. Fortunately, there are ways to have both in one fell swoop, like a smoothie, though I still recommend eating “real food” for breakfast whenever […]

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simple avocado citrus salad

By the end (or nearing end) of winter I’ve usually established a craving for fresh summer fruit, but berries and nectarines will evade me a few months more. I recently rekindled my love for oranges after being sick with influenza- I used to think of oranges as a bit mundane, their purpose being for juicing […]

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vegan green smoothie

Happy New Year! Whether you are eating differently because of a New Year’s resolution or just want to add extra greens into your diet, I’m hoping this recipe will fit nicely into your smoothie repertoire. I used to think that vegetable based smoothies were boring and reminiscent of grass, but I couldn’t have been more […]

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cranberry sauce with rosemary, port, and figs

If someone told you that your tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe should take the back burner for a new and improved version, most of you would roll your eyes and say “no thanks.” So I’ll tread lightly as I suggest you make this cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving next week. Mix it up this […]

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