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Baked Tomato Farro Risotto

Baked Tomato Farro Risotto

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It’s not unusual for me to spend hours on my grocery list. That’s part of my normal routine every week. That planning time comes with being a food blogger, but I think shopping has become

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 cups farro
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
Sheet Pan Mushroom Asparagus Gnocchi

Sheet Pan Mushroom Asparagus Gnocchi

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I have a huge sweet tooth, and I used to think that brownies were my comfort food. But things have changed.  All I want are roasted potatoes. They are my version of a hug in

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound shelf-stable or fresh gnocchi
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 ounces sliced white mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves in their skins
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved
Quinoa Pizza Crust

Quinoa Pizza Crust

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I have an entire shelf in my pantry dedicated to grains. It is a challenge to keep it organized. I always find myself buying a bag of something that I don’t need. The problem is

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Ingredients
  • 3/4 uncooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup water plus more for soaking
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Frozen Vegetable Stir-Fry

Frozen Vegetable Stir-Fry

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Produce is where I spend the most time at the grocery. Fresh fruit and veggies always make up at least half of my list. But as of a week ago or so, things are different.

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups assorted frozen vegetables
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

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Usually a three bean salad says classic summer side. Maybe for a picnic in the park or a barbecue. But our world has changed drastically in the last few days. My weekly grocery trip involved

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Ingredients
  • 1-15 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-15 ounce can navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onions
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 handfuls cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Smashed Pea Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Smashed Pea Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

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Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. Like a security blanket, they are always there for you. Potatoes are storage vegetables that really don’t have a season. And most of us know how to cook them

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Ingredients
  • For potatoes
  • 2 pounds fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Tomato Olive Kale Sausage Penne

Tomato Olive Kale Sausage Penne

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Most people assume that I’m a vegetarian. While I love veggies and they are what I think of first when I’m trying to come up with something to cook, I still have non-vegetarian meals here

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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 3-ounce sweet Italian sausages, casings removed (vegetarian/vegan, chicken or pork sausage)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped Lacinato Kale, ribs removed
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1 cup marinated roughly chopped roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Curry Tahini Roasted Cauliflower

Curry Tahini Roasted Cauliflower

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At least once a day I find myself trying to reason about food with my six-year-old.Most of the time my logic is ignored. My son doesn’t like to try new foods. The other day I

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Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower, leaves removed, bottom stemmed trimmed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more greasing pan
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley for serving
Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

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To be honest, I might be more excited about the toppings on this black bean soup than the actual soup. Trust me, the soup is really tasty. It’s very easy to make and full of

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Orange Olive Salad

Orange Olive Salad

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Citrus is getting me through winter, but I admit it’s more about the zest than the actual flesh. From lemon to lime to orange, I love pulling out my microplane and adding zest to sweet

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Ingredients
  • 2 Navel oranges
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup Castelvetrano olives, pitted
  • 4 ounces watercress
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
Wild Mushroom Barley

Wild Mushroom Barley

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The other night on the way to dinner in our neighborhood, I saw a sign outside a restaurant that said “30 days till spring.” Yes, it’s a few days early for that proclamation, but close

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup barley
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces wild mushrooms (oyster, enoki, beech, portobello, shiitake, cremini), sliced, if large or separated, if in bunches
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 handful (1 ounce) baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives