Baked Breakfast Quinoa

Posted on Sep 21st, 2013

Hello Internet Friends! I'm over at today sharing my Baked Breakfast Quinoa recipe and I hope you'll drop by and check it out.…

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Breakfast Oatmeal Bars

Posted on Nov 20th, 2012

Lately is seems that I've fallen into the habit of grabbing whatever is lying around for breakfast. That usually ends up being a sugary muffin, bagel…

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Brussels Sprouts and Apple Hash

Posted on Mar 29th, 2013

Here we are: the final week of the Very Veggie Challenge. Week 12 itself and we have brussels sprouts hash with apples and pecans. I knew I had somke…

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Brussels Sprouts Salad & Happy Mother’s Day

Posted on May 10th, 2014

So, yes, I realize that brussels sprouts might seen like an odd choice for a Mother's Day post, but my mom really loves them so I'm rolling with it.…

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Buckwheat Pancakes with Honey Butter and Berry Maple Syrup

Posted on Sep 4th, 2014

Well, it's September and I've come to the conclusion that I will forever feel that the year begins and ends on Labor Day. Maybe it's a side product…

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Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on Jan 11th, 2012

I first had butternut squash soup when my step-mom made it a few years ago.  She had adapted a recipe to include all kinds of spices, which makes…

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Cannellini Garlic Ricotta Dip

Posted on Oct 4th, 2013

Okay, I admit that I'm still a little obsessed with homemade ricotta cheese and keep looking for new ways to use it. I'm also a big fan of hummus. I…

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Caramelized Peaches with Basil & Honey Yogurt

Posted on Jul 16th, 2013

I recently attended the an international food blogger's conference called Food Bloggers Connect. This took place in London (!) and I had such a great…

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Chewy Peach Granola Bars

Posted on Apr 11th, 2014

I'm making an effort to eat less processed food, but every once in a while I find myself out and about and am starving. And I'm not a pleasant hungry…

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Chicken and Asparagus with Lemon Pan Sauce – two ways

Posted on Apr 19th, 2013

Well, the very veggie challenge of 2013 is finished, but I'm still working on ways to incorporate more veg into my diet. I don't think I did a post…

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Chicken and Rice Salad with Mint Pesto and Peas

Posted on Jun 15th, 2011

  If you made the OMG Roast Chicken the other day, you might have leftovers now that could be made into yet more tasty dishes. Or you could…

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Chilled Pea Soup | Peaches Please

Chilled Pea Soup

Posted on Aug 29th, 2014

I grew up surrounded by books. I was part of a family of voracious readers and books lived in stacks on available surfaces everywhere in the house.…

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Chocolate Beet Cake

Posted on May 3rd, 2013

Seeing as the quinoa muffins were a hit last week, I decided to try my hand at modifying some more traditional recipes to make them healthier. I'm…

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Clay Pot Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Posted on Jan 31st, 2013

Here we are on week 4 of the Very Veggie Challenge and today we have brussels sprouts! Yes, I know, this is a chicken dish with brussels sprouts on…

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Corn Pudding

Posted on Jan 13th, 2012

I am now the proud owner of significantly more cookbooks than I was before Christmas. One of my new acquisitions is Home Cooking with Jean-Georges:…

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Cranberry Granola with Flax and Chia Seeds

Posted on Dec 6th, 2013

I was out at my dad's house last weekend. Every so often I get treated to pancakes while I'm there, but most of the time breakfast at Dad's involves…

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Crock Pot Ham and White Bean Soup | Peaches Please

Crock Pot Ham and White Bean Soup

Posted on Aug 15th, 2014

It's happened. My freezer has hit maximum capacity. It's actually probably over-stuffed, and I always find a reason to stick something else in there,…

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Curry Roasted Cauliflower

Posted on Feb 9th, 2012

  It has come to my attention that I bake a lot. Seriously, I've been put on restriction at work as to how often I'm allowed to bring baked…

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Eggplant Cherry Tomato Casserole

Posted on Jun 25th, 2014

 Here it is, Wednesday, hump day of the week-long Tabasco 10 Ingredient Blogger Challenge (see Monday's post on Spicy Chocolate Meringue Cookies…

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Farro Slow Cooker Hot Cereal with Honey-Roasted Figs and Goji Berries

Posted on Sep 16th, 2014

I want it to be Fall. I want it now. I'm over wearing shorts and feeling like I have to shower 10 minutes after having taken one. I want the time of…

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Fig & Ricotta Tart

Posted on Aug 27th, 2013

Figs. It's amazing how evocative a single word can be. When I was applying to college, one of the essay options was to write about your favorite…

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Fresh Pumpkin Puree For Cooking and Baking

Posted on Nov 5th, 2013

So I admit it. I'm a little late with this post. I should have slapped this puppy up the second the calendar flipped from August to September. Alas.…

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Fruit & Spinach Smoothie

Posted on May 10th, 2013

I've been getting in to smoothies lately. The more I make them in the morning, the more I enjoy them. I recently found myself drinking much more…

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Healthy Baked Oatmeal

Posted on Jan 16th, 2012

  I first saw this recipe on I took one look at the recipe and ordered the cookbook it's from: Super Natural Every Day:…

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Honey-Roasted Carrots

Posted on Aug 5th, 2011

Every once in a while I need a super easy vegetable and I just don't feel like cooking something on top of the stove or doing a lot of prep work.…

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Island Oatmeal

Posted on Jun 9th, 2011

This is a really lovely and healthy breakfast, which has been adapted from the Banana Cream Pie Oatmeal recipe in Gourmet Nutrition, by Dr. John M.…

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Kale Salad with Walnuts and Red Onion

Posted on Apr 30th, 2013

Hello! As it turns out, May 1 is National Salad Day. I'm a day early, but such is life. Nothing wrong with getting my salad on a day early... Now,…

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Lamb Kabobs

Posted on Jul 13th, 2011

So in keeping with the spirit of yesterday's post about tzatziki, I decided that lamb would be the appropriate follow up. My best friend keeps…

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Lentil Dal with Coconut Cream

Posted on Feb 15th, 2013

So after some perfunctory research, I'm still not clear on whether legumes are fruits, vegetables or their own category all together. However, they…

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Maple Tabasco Glazed Tuna

Posted on Jun 24th, 2014

Hey Team, it's Day 2 of the Tabasco 10 Challenge and today we have a Maple Tabasco Glazed Tuna. If you're just checking in today are wondering what…

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Marinated Olives

Posted on Jan 17th, 2013

As you may have noticed, when I was younger, there was a lot of food I refused to recognize as such. Olives were among these "foods." I couldn't…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Posted on Oct 8th, 2013

 I have to say, October has done pretty well for itself this first week.  The weather has been incredible; sunny and warm during the day with nice…

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Okra Two Ways, or How I Learned to Love Okra

Posted on Jun 17th, 2011

While my family is southern, I grew up mostly in the north, so okra was kind of a mystery to me.  I think I first truly encountered it when I made a…

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Orzo and Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Posted on Mar 12th, 2013

I was sitting at work yesterday, thinking about what I had in my fridge and what I wanted to make for this week's vegetable. It occurred to me that I…

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Pea & Lentil Soup with Ham

Posted on Feb 26th, 2013

I had a problem this past Sunday. I needed a vegetable recipe for week 8 of the Very Veggie Challenge and I was feeling absolutely uninspired. Beyond…

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Peach & Maple Baked Oatmeal

Posted on Jul 12th, 2013

About a year and a half ago, I blogged about Heidi Swanson's Health Baked Oatmeal from her book Super Natural Every Day. It was at the beginning of…

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Peach Smoothie – a smoothie for the New Year!

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2014

 Well, it's the first Friday of 2014. The sun is shining, the air is crisp, music is playing and the time of hibernation is coming to an end. Not…

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Peanut Butter Banana Quinoa Muffins

Posted on Apr 26th, 2013

I'm kind of in to quinoa (keen-wah) these days. What is quinoa? Well, according to wikipedia, it is a "psudocereal," but is not a proper cereal or…

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Polenta with Cabbage and Tomato

Posted on Jul 5th, 2013

I'm dying for a new fridge; one where refrigerator is stacked on top of the freezer. Of course, this is a bit of a fanciful dream since there's…

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Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Baked Apples

Posted on Sep 27th, 2013

A few weeks ago I ran across a recipe for apple pie stuffed baked apples, or something of that nature. (I would link back to it, but I'm having…

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Quinoa Pilaf and Life Decisions

Posted on Sep 17th, 2013

I've been exploring a lot of other blogs lately. I'm a little isolationist by nature, so it's good for me to branch out and learn about new blogs…

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Quinoa Salad with Mango and Avocado

Posted on Jul 31st, 2013

Wow. I can't think of a single relevant story to tell you that would tie into this quinoa salad. I mean, it's quinoa, which I love, accompanied by…

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Ricotta Pasta Bake with Spinach and Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2013

Ever since I put up my homemade ricotta post a few weeks back I've been thinking about pasta and ricotta. Well, thinking is perhaps not the right…

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Roasted Broccoli Soup with Cashews

Posted on Mar 11th, 2014

I don't make nearly enough soup. I ate it for lunch all the time when I lived in NY, but (until recently) there hasn't been a easy nearby soup place…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Slices

Posted on Jun 14th, 2011

Yes, I know. Butternut squash is a fall vegetable and it's June. But I like it and I happened to have one in my kitchen. So you are getting a…

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Roasted Red Onion

Posted on Jan 8th, 2013

After I made my vow to cook and consume more veggies, I discovered I had a cookbook actually called "Vegetables" by James Peterson. The first half of…

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Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

Posted on Jan 25th, 2012

  A while back I was faced with the ever shrinking amount of space in my kitchen and was forced to make a decision: did I want to keep my…

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Saffron Rice with Cranberries

Posted on Jul 14th, 2011

I found this recipe on a blog called Turmuric & Saffron, which specializes in Persian dishes. I've always loved the delicious yellow rice at…

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Salad with Fava Beans and Peas

Posted on Aug 8th, 2011

I was wandering about in Whole Foods yesterday and all of a sudden my eye fell upon...fresh fava beans! Now, you may recall that in my Succotash post…

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Salad with Roasted Radishes and Avocado Buttermilk Dressing

Posted on May 1st, 2013

May 1 is National Salad Day, and appears to be brought to you by Dole, which has a new line of salad products. I actually had to go to two different…

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Seared Scallops with Rosemary Skewers

Posted on Feb 19th, 2013

So I don't know whether I've mentioned this before, but I'm super picky about seafood. I basically refused to eat it until I was almost 18 years old.…

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Slow-Roasted Lamb with Kale, Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

Posted on Sep 29th, 2014

Finally. It is actually, officially autumn. What's even better is that it's starting to feel like autumn in Atlanta. Of course, that means highs in…

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Sous Vide Carrot and Beet Salad

Posted on Apr 14th, 2014

I admit it. I'm a beet convert. I used to turn up my nose at beets, convinced that they were just terrible, but I really don't know why. Honestly, I…

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Sous Vide Pulled Pork

Posted on Jan 27th, 2012

Sous Vide: defn. Under Vacuum; French. So as you may have discerned by now, I'm a bit of a foodie. Unsurprisingly, I not only love to eat and cook,…

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Spinach Pie

Posted on Jul 1st, 2011

Since I write a fancypants food blog you may think that I cook myself a fabulous dinner every night... yeah, that just doesn't happen. I basically…

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Spinach Soufflé

Posted on Mar 8th, 2013

Week 9 of the Very Veggie Challenge and yes, I know, I'm a day late with this post. I had planned to blog about broccoli soup this week.…

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Spinach Walnut Crostini

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2012

There's a series of little pasta places in Atlanta called Figo. It's the type of place where you get to pick the kind of pasta and sauce you want and…

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Summer Succotash

Posted on Jul 19th, 2011

I love succotash, but have never made it before. My impression of succotash is basically a bunch of beans (lima beans are crucial), corn and other…

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Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts with Salami

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2013

"Remembering the purple shadows of the lawn, the majesty of the colonnades, and the dream of your youth, you may say in your reverence and…

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Sweet Potato Curry Tortilla Espanola

Posted on Oct 7th, 2014

My favorite thing I ever got to eat out of my college cafeteria was cornbread. I couldn't get enough of it. My second favorite, which was available…

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Tomato Avocado Sandwich

Posted on Jan 20th, 2012

When I was in college, there was a little bagel shop in the same shopping center as the grocery store, the bank, the book store, the liquor store and…

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Tzatziki Sauce

Posted on Jul 12th, 2011

One of my favorite parts of getting Greek food is the tzatziki sauce. The cool cucumber yoghurt mix tastes great on just about anything. It's great…

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Vegetable Tomato Sauce

Posted on Feb 7th, 2013

Alright, it's week 5 of the Very Veggie Challenge and I am shamelessly considering tomatoes a vegetable for this purpose. However, even if you are…

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Vegetarian Lasagna with Butternut Squash and Kale

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2013

 Lasagne or lasagna? When I sat down to write up this post, I had a moment of panic and self-doubt. Did I really not know how to spell this? How did…

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