Bananas Ketchup?!

March 31, 2014

Looking for my race recap from San Diego? You’ll have to wait until my next post. I’m working on it! In the meantime…

I was recently digging through a cupboard when I came across something way in the back that I had completely forgotten about. Bananas Ketchup!

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Wait… what? Ketchup made from bananas? Yup, folks, it’s real. And it’s delicious!

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Purple Cauliflower Mash

March 27, 2014

Yesterday’s post may have been about orange cauliflower, but that’s not the only unusual cauliflower variety out there. Check out my… purple cauliflower (!), and what I did with it!

purple-cauliflower

What a beauty!

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The Most Exciting Thing To Ever Come Out of My Oven

March 26, 2014

I know that headline is a big, bold statement, but I can back it up with photographic proof. So keep reading!

I couldn’t wait to write this post, because my excitement about this topic has been continually increasing and it’s now near the boiling point. The excitement began at the store, when I saw this and immediately brought it home:

Orange-Caulifower

An orange caulifower! 

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What’s In The Crockpot? Part Ten

March 25, 2014

It’s the milestone tenth installment of “What’s In The Crockpot?” and I’m elated, because this is a good one. I’ll waste no more time… let’s play!

WHAT’S IN THE CROCKPOT?

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A Week of Veggies, Veggies, Veggies

March 21, 2014

Keep reading for my Baked Green Bean Fries recipe. And click here to enter my Siggi’s yogurt giveaway – the deadline is tonight! (Friday, 3/21/14 at 11:59pm)

It’s a proven, scientific fact – free vegetables taste better. So I’ve been eating like a king all week long, because my friend Andie, who works for the Los Angeles Salad Company, gifted me with a ton of extra veggies that she had brought home for a work project.  One day, I halved 2 pounds of brussels sprouts…

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…and roasted them until Read the rest of this entry »


Siggi’s Yogurt GIVEAWAY!

March 18, 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway, but recently, the perfect opportunity presented itself. My friend Joanne got coupons for free yogurt directly from Siggi’s, and she gave me a few. I’ve decided to pay it forward. Keep reading to learn how you can win two free cups of Siggi’s Yogurt!

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Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad

March 12, 2014

Raw brussels sprouts are definitely trendy right now. I’ve seen raw brussels sprout dishes on TV cooking shows and online, and food companies are getting onboard. I’ve only seen brussels sprouts packaged whole before, but in the past couple months, I’ve seen them shaved or sliced – perfect for raw applications – in a bunch of stores, including Trader Joe’s and Target, where I picked up this Green Giant bag:

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Brussels sprouts are in the cabbage family, so when Read the rest of this entry »


Pan-Seared Balsamic Artichokes

February 24, 2014

Artichokes are one of those vegetables that just seem like a hassle. Artichoke hearts are delicious – I buy them in cans or jars a lot – but getting a heart out of an actual fresh artichoke takes roughly 23 steps, and it’s a mess. Similarly, cooking fresh artichokes takes forever, and the payoff, while delicious, is small. Most of an artichoke is inedible.

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Despite all this, when a friend Read the rest of this entry »


Kale Chips…in the MICROWAVE?!

February 19, 2014

This post is about food, and I need to fess up and say that my eating hasn’t been great lately. I’ve been exercising like a madman, and while I want to be capitalizing on the calories I’m burning to lose a few pounds, it’s not happening. But I’m not beating myself up over it. Just trying to make better choices and do the best I can.

Moving on…

A few years ago, I had a little kale chip kick. I was making them left and right. Kale chips, which are simply kale leaves that are roasted until they’re crispy like chips (see how to make them here), are very satisfying and super healthy. But Read the rest of this entry »


A Fresh Take on Tuna Casserole

February 11, 2014

A few weekends ago, while flipping through the channels, I settled on a PBS cooking show called “Pati’s Mexican Table,” and for a few minutes I watched host Pati Jinich make a tuna casserole that I wanted to eat right then. It stuck in my head for two weeks. A couple friends came over for dinner the other night, providing me the perfect opportunity to try it out. I modified the recipe somewhat (like I always do, with mixed results), but it still turned out pretty tasty. It starts, like a lot of good recipes do, with onion and garlic.

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The recipe from “Pati’s Mexican Table” is called Read the rest of this entry »


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