Tortellini With Snap Peas Panchetta and Parm

  There is something undeniably wonderful about tortellini. Maybe it is the shape or the filling or that they look like miniature pot stickers. I remember always ordering tortellini as a child whenever I saw it on a menu but somehow these adult days have been all spaghetti, penne and other less interesting pasta. I am […]

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Chickpea Fajita Tacos

These spicy, scrumptious chickpeas fajita tacos are everything and more I had hoped they would be. Warm, sautéed onions and peppers pair so perfectly with the texture of chickpeas drenched in Mexican spices. The addition of limey slaw and creamy cilantro yogurt makes these plant-based tacos out of this world bomb, not to mention heart-healthy. Don’t […]

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Almond & Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders with Lemony Roasted Potatoes

  I love chicken nuggets…don’t we all? But I also love to eat clean and healthy and not entirely wreck the dozen burpees I did in the morning (on a good day). Almond meal along with coconut flakes lends a perfect crunchy coating to these baked tenders. To complete the easy peasy weekend meal, I tossed […]

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Grilled Apple Cinnamon Almond Butter Sandwich

There is nothing quite like a classic pb&j with all the white bread, Jiff and Smuckers but these days almond butter is often the chosen spread both for its lovely flavor, health value and non-allergic quality. This outrageously delicious spin on an ab&j is something of its own. Gooey almond butter, tart and sweet apple, […]

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Chickpea Arugula Shells and Cheese

  Welcome to the easiest, simplest and most delicious “mac n cheese”. Summertime inspires comfort food that is lighter in sauce and bright in flavors. Spicy arugula combined with fresh lemon, rich olive oil, and briny feta cheese were inspirations for this healthy and gorgeous meal. Chickpeas are such a hearty bean and they work here […]

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Dutch Oven Chili and Jalapeno Chedder Cornbread

Chili and cornbread is one of my all time favorites. It reminds me of cozy nights and camping under the stars. I think the only thing to really remember when making a bit pot of chili is to season it enough but not to overwhelm with heat. This version is simple but robust with fire roasted […]

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One Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

  When I was a kid my grandmother used to read me this book called Strega Nona (meaning grandma witch in Italian) where a young man steals Strega Nona’s magic spell to make her pasta pot create pasta instantly and tells the whole town that he has powers. He can’t handle the spell and eventually, the pasta […]

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Netflix n’ Chill with Homemade Popcorn in a Bag

“Wanna Netflix n’ Chill?” Recently I found out about bigdawstv on YouTube and could not help loving it. This quasi-young man, Big Daws, mainly ventures to campuses where he and his team play friendly and hilarious pranks on students…asking to kiss them right away, pleading for a date while sporting a T-Shirt that says I […]

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