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Garlic Veggie Ramen

Did you eat ramen growing up? I didn't. I don't know if my mom didn't like it or what. The closest I remember to having it in the house was occasionally she had the cup o' noodles ones for my dad to take to work for lunch. As an adult, I've grown in to eating… Continue reading Garlic Veggie Ramen

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Happy National Nutrition Month

It's finally March which means it is National Nutrition Month. Double hooray because it also means we are closer to spring. The theme for National Nutrition Month this year is Eat Right Bite by Bite. That's easy to say, but is it easy to practice? It takes a little thought and planning, but it can… Continue reading Happy National Nutrition Month

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African Hominy and Beans

February is Black History Month. I think we are all aware of traditional Southern United States dishes that get mentioned this month. But it is interesting to look further into the roots of those dishes and the origins of African Americans. Most of us haven't been to Africa or an African themed restaurant, with the… Continue reading African Hominy and Beans

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Shakshuka

Happy Hump Day! Wednesday at our house is breakfast for dinner night. I love this tradition for several reasons. First, I don't have to think about it too much when I'm meal planning. It's set. Second, most of the time we use staples I already buy or leftovers to supplement our meal here, so I… Continue reading Shakshuka

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Chinese New Year – 3 recipes

This coming Saturday (January 25th) is Chinese New Year.  I love celebrating holidays like this in even a small way with my family.  Food is a great way to introduce our families to other cultures.  It gives our children even a small insight into how people might live differently than us.  They have different food,… Continue reading Chinese New Year – 3 recipes

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Curried Lentil and Vegetable Stew

Last week, I talked about my 4 "F"'s. Today's recipe can highlight at least 3 of them. And it is National Soup Month, so soup/stew recipe seemed appropriate! Fresh - I use a ton of fresh vegetables here. I've made many variations on this recipe as well, based on what veggies I have on hand… Continue reading Curried Lentil and Vegetable Stew

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Guest Post – Quick Vegetable Stock

I'm very excited to share a guest post from The Kitchen Professor today. Check out his awesome site here! It's a great source of recipes, product reviews, and information about cast iron cookware. There are three main reasons that I like to make my own vegetable stock: 1. I never seem to have vegetable stock… Continue reading Guest Post – Quick Vegetable Stock