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Jul 01 2015

Gardening the lazy (and smart) way

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Jonny and I love to have a garden. Mostly it means that I pick out a whole bunch of things I want to grow and Jonny plants what he feels like while I am gone at work. I wonder if we are the only couple who argues over our garden… This year I was determined …

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Jun 02 2015

Knife Maintenance 101

I remember getting my first good knife. It is a Wusthof Classic Santoku and I still have it after 10 years. In fact, it is my everyday knife and I even bring it with me on vacation. There is something about using high quality knives – it makes cooking even more enjoyable. My first knife …

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May 29 2015

Regrow Celery

I have come across yet another item that can be bought from the grocery store, used and the regrown. Brilliant right!?! I am in love with the idea of regrowing my groceries. It saves a little money but more importantly, it feels less wasteful. I have been using the same green onions I bought over …

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May 12 2015

Easy and Healthy Berry Sorbet

This is such a simple recipe (if you can call it that) that it sort of feels like cheating. I don’t have a big sweet tooth the way I know a lot of people do. This means that I rarely have sweet snacks stocked at my house so when I DO get a sweet tooth …

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May 08 2015

Morning Power Bowl

I think that the best way to start the day is with fresh whole foods. Now that the warm weather is finally here I am loving the fresh summer flavors of berries. My “Power Bowls” are all so different from one day to the next but follow the same general formula. 1) Fruit – any …

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Apr 02 2015

Grilled Steak in Rosemary Port Sauce with Blue Cheese

This rosemary port sauce is amazing on just about anything but especially your favorite cuts of steak. This original recipe was designed around beef tenderloin but I have also had amazing results with strip loin, rib-eye steak and  top sirloin. The combination of the sweet port wine sauce and the tangy and sharp blue cheese …

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Mar 30 2015

Brazilian Cheese Bread (naturally gluten free)

Well this is jsut the easiest gluten free bread you are ever going to make. Okay unless you have made the One Minute GF Bread but this is the fastest hot-out-of-the-oven bread and there is enough to share. The best part about Brazilian Cheese Bread is that is it naturally gluten free. The original recipe has …

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Mar 26 2015

Dirty Fried Rice

This is not a recipe but more of a concept. Dirty fried rice is a perfect way to use up leftover cooked rice along with almost anything else leftover in your fridge. The idea is simple. 1) Saute any “hard” uncooked vegetables Onions, celery, carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips etc. This is a great time to …

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