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grain-free tabbouleh

grain-free tabbouleh

I've made this Grain-free Tabbouleh recipe from Melissa Joulwan's The Clothes Make the Girl for several potlucks now and it's always been a huge hit. The cauliflower substitution for bulgur wheat is a really good touch. Chris is part Lebanese and I'm a sucker for ethnic food so we jump on the tabbouleh-train whenever possible. […]

tzatziki sauce

tzatziki sauce

Seriously - easiest recipe ever. Works great with dill, too! My local grocer just happened to have parsley on sale. Ingredients 1 medium-sized cucumber 1 large clove of garlic, finely minced 3 tbsp parsley, finely minced 1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt 2 tbsp olive oil juice from 1 lime sea salt & pepper 1. Clean, […]

beef kidney in red wine sauce

beef kidney in red wine sauce

Many people don't have much experience with offal. Eating animal organs has become uncommon and that's a bit of a shame. Our ancestors ate organs for two main reason: organs are nutritional powerhouses and there's no sense in wasting precious food. If you took part in our most recent cow-share or are looking to expand […]

dairy-free, easy peasy pesto

dairy-free, easy peasy pesto

Something I always tell people about eating healthy is to have fun with it! It shouldn't be some a punishment or horrible chore that you have to do. Eating clean is not easy but it doesn't have to be miserable. That's when you can start getting creative. Homemade condiments and sauces are one way to […]

stuffed roasted squash

stuffed roasted squash

Who loves fall? This girl. I love everything about it: the beautiful saturated colors of the leaves, the crisp air in the mornings that make you want to stay in bed, the smell of cider and pumpkin - I don't even mind having to carry layers of clothes around because it's cold in the morning […]

fall is here!

fall is here!

Something changed in the wind overnight. We woke up this morning and could feel the crispness in the air. Our original goal was to go hike Humpback Rock at sunrise, but who were we kidding? We hit that snooze button faster than you can say, "where's my coffee?" Around 8 o'clock we stirred and got […]

places I love: New Jersey

places I love: New Jersey

Typically when I say "I love New Jersey" people assume I'm talking about the shore. While I have nothing against the Jersey Shore, I'm referring to the other side of the state. Just this past week I was able to spend some time around Frenchtown, where Chris's family resides, where things are green, beautiful, and […]

music that soothes: Bebel Gilberto

I discovered Bebel Gilberto through Chris after his trip to Brazil two years ago. Her voice is sultry and rich and anything in Portugese sounds beautiful. I thought this song appropriate for these beautiful August nights that we're experiencing here in Virginia. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4jszxmSKAs&w=420&h=315] (Ignore the video image and listen to just the song)

comedic relief: Paul Hunt

The Olympics just ended so this is appropriate -- if you need a little humor in your Monday, take a look at this video. I think the bows in his hair are particularly fabulous 🙂 [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBPjhB9d3jc&w=420&h=315]

Sunday Inspiration: umbrellas

Sunday Inspiration: umbrellas

I saw these images a few days ago and they stuck with me so I wanted to share them with you. What I love about them is that although  umbrellas are typically used during dark and stormy weather, this installation in Portugal is a playful contrast. Apparently they were part of an exhibit for an […]