20120829_cabbage_chia_slaw

Simple Red Cabbage Slaw with Chia Seeds

Life is full of compromises. Sometimes you have to give a little to get a little and that’s what I did for this dish.

I wanted my boys to eat some healthy cabbage and chia seeds and in exchange I used their favorite store bought dressing as a bargaining chip. It worked like a charm! We’ve had this dish at least 3 times this summer.

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20120826_farmchili

Farm Fresh Turkey Chili

The most popular question I get when I tell people I joined a CSA (the farm) is how do we eat it all?

Every week I pick up a share of fresh vegetables from the farm and every week, I also wonder how we’re gonna eat them, but somehow we do, one way or another.

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20120824_eggplant_burger1

The French Onion Eggplant and Red Onion Cheese "Burger"

Is it possible for a meal to have an origin story? If so this may be one of the funniest. Well not funny ha ha but funny as in strange? Interesting? Weird?

Ok, maybe it’s not funny at all but I’m going to tell you anyway.

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20120819_summersoup2

Pepper and Corn Soup with Fresh Cilantro

Every summer I forget how awesome soup and it’s unfortunate. A good broth based soup filled with fresh veggies is light, filling and super easy to make. Summer should be the best time to soup it up with best vegetables being in season!

A few days ago I found myself with a couple of leeks and a load of peppers from the farm.

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20120813_spaghetti2

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Fresh Basil and Summer Squash

A meal the whole family loved! Can you believe it? Not only did they love it they devoured it. The Husband even asked for thirds!

That NEVER happens!

The best part? Let’s see… It was easy. It was meatless. It was super fast make. Oh! and I got this guy to try raw summer squash…

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20120812_basil_salt

Basil Salt

I saw this idea in Food Magazine the other day and HAD to try it immediately!

Basil is about the only thing I successfuly grew in my small container garden this year. I have 3 plants that just keep producing this favorite herb of mine. I also had a cilantro plant, my other favorite, but it didn’t make it past July. :(

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20120810_reversepizza

Garlic and Herb Cheese Tortilla Pizza

I was going to call this “reverse pizza” or “upside down pizza” but that doesn’t quite describe it right. I had an idea to use a spreadable cheese for the “sauce” and then fresh garden tomatoes as the “cheese” for a quick pizza like dish on a tortilla.

It worked!

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20120809_BBQ_chicken

BBQ Marinated Grilled Chicken

I cooked something besides burgers or fish sticks! YAY! It’s been crazy in these parts. The Husband now plays tennis in the evening, I’ve been playing catch-up after my BlogHer Vacation in NY and frankly, I’ve been uninspired in the kitchen.

Today I decided to put an end to the cooking drought and defrost some chicken. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with them I just knew I wanted to cook. Read the rest of this post »»

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20120806_smoothie

Dark Chocolate Blueberry Protein and Spinach Smoothie

Ok, I’ll be the first to admit it. That doesn’t sounds appetizing at ALL!

BUT it’s the smoothie I make more than any other smoothie hands down, and it’s time I share the specifics.

First though, let me apologize for my short hiatus. Last week I was in NYC for the BlogHer conference. Read the rest of this post »»

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