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Quinoa Fried Rice

Fried rice is a mainstay in our house. I find myself making it almost weekly with leftover brown rice and cauliflower rice, throwing in whatever veggies I have around and adjusting the spices to match the meal. This week I decided to whip up a batch using leftover rainbow quinoa and loved the result. The […]

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Crispy Parmesan Onion Straws

In the world of burger side dishes, I will choose onion rings every time. Not the french fries, not the sweet potato fries, never the coleslaw or potato salad, always the almighty onion ring. Normally when I want to make a healthier version of onion rings at home, I make these Baked Barbecue Rings but […]

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Microwave Huevos Rancheros

I love a good quick breakfast and have been known to make quite a few variations on the classic microwave egg mug. But it’s easy to get sick of the same combinations – eggs, veggies, cheese, repeat. So a few days back when I found myself sick of virtually all my go-to combinations and simultaneously […]

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Sesame Sugar Snap Peas

I am always on the lookout for new side dishes that are quick, interesting, and add some variety to my normal steamed or sautéed veggies. Adding new vegetables is one way to switch up the routine – sugar snap peas are on of my favorites – but you can also switch up flavors by changing […]

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Slow Cooker Roasted Corn Chowder

Corn chowder is one of my favorite soups around, but in winter months when corn isn’t readily available it can be hard to make one with lots of flavor. However I recently learned that roasting fresh, canned, or defrosted corn is a great way to develop flavor and add sweetness to off-season corn. This soup […]

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Breakfast Bruschetta

Relaxed weekend breakfasts are one of my favorite rituals. Multiple cups of coffee, a leisurely morning spent catching up on my favorite blogs and websites, a walk by the beach, all capped off with a delicious homemade breakfast. This past weekend even though I was only cooking for one, I decided to still whip up […]

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