Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches
I really wish I could have invented silly bands or rainbow looms, but alas, I only invent things like Chickpea Salad. And even then, I didn’t really invent it, of course. But today, I had the idea to make a mashed chickpea salad in the exact same style as my favorite chicken salad — with...

Velvety Cauliflower Soup with Turmeric, Sunflower Seeds, and Truffle Oil

Velvety Cauliflower Soup with Turmeric, Sunflower Seeds, and Truffle Oil
This summer was not kind to my waist line. Or to my hip line, ass line, and stomach line, for that matter. Packing and moving meant pizza and beer on many more nights than I’d care to admit. And if unpacking one spice bottle from twenty sheets of packing paper burned a lot of calories, I’d...

Fried Egg, Sriracha, Cream Cheese, and Spinach on Ciabatta

Fried Egg, Sriracha, Cream Cheese, and Spinach on Ciabatta
Two of my Facebook friends (and actual real life friends!) were virtually bantering back and forth about a sandwich a few months ago. I am uncertain if they made it up or got the idea from someone else, but as soon as I saw their pictures I knew I had to try it. (Who says pictures of what you are eating...

Trader Joe’s Inspired Dark Chocolate Bark with Roasted Coconut Chips

Trader Joe’s Inspired Dark Chocolate Bark with Roasted Coconut Chips
The opening of Trader Joe’s in our town has, of course, been somewhat revolutionary. I would count it among few others that have had such grand opening hype (top was Chick-Fil-A which had a camp out before their first day of chicken sales and future political statements). I’m so getting a...

Garbanzo “Meatballs” with Spaghetti Squash

Garbanzo “Meatballs” with Spaghetti Squash
I take the same route to drop my son off at preschool every morning.  Some days I consider going a different way just to make the synapses in my brain do something different (and no, I have no idea if that is what synapses actually do).  But I usually go the same way, making the same familiar turns,...

Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Seed “No Nuts Nutella”

Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Seed “No Nuts Nutella”
Might I tear you away from Pinterest for a few moments so you can read this post?  I know you are getting ready to french braid your hair (sideways) and need to go to the grocery store to buy ingredients for those bacon and cinnamon roll muffins and are in the middle of building that new wrapping paper...

Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins with Pumpkin Seed Streusel

Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins with Pumpkin Seed Streusel
I have received one butternut squash and one dozen eggs every Tuesday for the last three weeks from my CSA.  Up until yesterday, I had exactly three butternut squashes on my counter and three dozen eggs in my refrigerator.  I always like to kid myself and say things like “When fall gets here...

Gluten-Free Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sunbutter Mousse Frosting

Gluten-Free Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Sunbutter Mousse Frosting
I am having a hard time listening to my own voice lately.  The words are all the same … “Eat over your plate, please. Do not get in the pool until your sunscreen is on.  Why did you just get in the pool without sunscreen? It’s not too hot. It’s summer.  Don’t come back...

No Brainer Blueberry Ice Cream

No Brainer Blueberry Ice Cream
For the first time in many years, I missed strawberry season.  In my defense, the season fizzled out pretty quickly this year.  But the reason doesn’t really matter when there is no strawberry jam to fill the freezer for the entire winter.  It just seemed that between travel and schedules, I...

Garlic Scape Pesto with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Garlic Scape Pesto with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Garlic Scapes.  Who knew they even existed?  They are not the kind of thing you generally see on a grocery store shelf and people very rarely know what they are unless they garden or belong to a CSA.  I will be completely honest that I had never seen them before joining our farm share — and...

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