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Category: Dinner

Quinoa Veggie Chili

Some of my favorite recipes are those that I came up with after a thorough search through the cupboards and fridge to see what odds and ends I could throw into a pot. As much as I love trying new concoctions from my ever-growing hoard of cookbooks and magazines…

From Chocolate Cake to Chicken Tostadas

I’ve never had much of a sweet tooth – it’s salty all the way for me. Give me the choice of crispy, salt-encrusted chips or a towering slice of achingly sweet chocolate cake, and the chips will be gone before you even had the chance…

Farro with Butternut Squash, Grapes, and Feta

Even though the past few days have been a bit gloomy here in the Northeast, it’s been warm enough that I’ve been craving light, fresh, vibrant food instead of solid, stodgy, comfort eats. The sight of my daffodils and tulips still peeking hopefully through their fresh…

Ricotta Spätzle with Beets, Caramelized Onions, and Pecorino

If you’ve been to a German- speaking part of the world, you’ve probably had the delectable little dumplings known as spätzle. If not, you’re probably wondering what that funny-looking word could possibly be. Translated literally, “spätzle” means “little…

Introducing…

An official dot com website has long been in the making for me, and I’ve also known what the name would be for quite some time. Beets are by far my favorite vegetable, and there aren’t many days that don’t involve riding a bike…

No Oven Required

A couple of weeks ago, when it was ever so hot, I had my three wonderful triathlon training compatriots over for a summer dinner. It was one of those days when my bike commute turned me into a soggy, wilted mess, and any movement in the muggy outdoors felt lethargic…

Tired Legs and Tasty Quinoa

This picture is a great way to sum up the leap back into some serious miles on the bike. After a 70-mile hilly ride the other weekend, I was just glad to be able to collapse on the cold wooden floor. Getting up again after that was the worst…

Sweet Potato Apple Cheddar Sausage Flatbread

Quite the mouthful for the title of this post, but I can assure you that it’s a tasty one! This flatbread is fast and delicious, and while it may not have the lovely yeasty doughiness of the classic pizza dough, it’s certainly useful for those nights…

No More Haribo

A few mornings ago, I had an early wake up call for a 6 AM swim with friends. I can’t remember the last time I was up that early for a workout (last fall sometime?), so I didn’t sleep very well. Every hour or so I…

Transforming Broccoli

The lovely green florets of broccoli have not always appealed to me. Even now, broccoli doesn’t rank very high in my list of preferred vegetables (in fact, it’s pretty much at the bottom). I’ll tolerate it, though (and even sometimes like it – shocker…