Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Olympics & Clean Snacking

I’m one of those obsessed Olympics junkies.  The Olympics thrill me, summer or winter.  I have my favorite events, but I’ll watch just about any of them.  I admire anyone who pushes the edge of his or her physical and … Continue reading

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Superstar Stuffed Summer Squash

I know, that’s a lot of alliteration, but this dish deserves it.  These sweet little star-shaped squash were part of our CSA share from Table Top Farm. They were just too pretty to cut up, so I removed the tops … Continue reading

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White Peaches & Green Tea: Warm & Cold Treats

Our local co-op has had the most luscious peaches for the past few weeks.  I love the delicate sweetness of white peaches, and the rosy color of their skins.  There’s something about their floral flavor that makes me want to … Continue reading

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Vanilla-Almond-Coconut Granola (No Added Sugar)

I’ll level with you: the “no added sugar” in this post’s title means no refined sugars, no honey, no agave.  This granola is sweetened — with dates, which are high in natural sugars for a fruit, but are also about … Continue reading

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Slowcooker Chickpeas: Kiss BPA-lined Cans Goodbye

Aw, dang — I’ve become one of those people.  You know those crazypants health nuts who cook with weird ingredients like cold-pressed virgin coconut oil and unrefined agave nectar?  The ones who refuse to buy canned beans because of the … Continue reading

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Roasted Beet Bruschetta with Caramelized Onions

Since discovering I can make perfect caramelized onions in the slow-cooker, my culinary world has changed.  I can cook up a large batch of onions overnight, while I sleep, any night of the week, and then keep them on hand … Continue reading

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Chilled Raspberry-Chile Champagne Soup

Ever since our trip to Santa Fe in May, the Midwestern Gentleman and I have been dreaming of cold raspberry soup. Since we had perused the menu online before dining at The Shed, our tastebuds were primed for this enticing … Continue reading

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Broccoli Rabe “Pesto” with Chickpea Flatbread

Broccoli rabe is in season!  I love this flavorsome vegetable, and find it especially appealing that it can be eaten in its entirety — stalks, leaves, and florets.  In fact, it’s a perfect candidate for grinding up into a nutritionally … Continue reading

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