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30

Jun

2019

Happy 100 to the Negroni!

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June 24-30, 2019 is officially Negroni Week. And this year, it’s especially special…it’s the 100th anniversary of the Negroni. The Negroni is an Italian creation, for which I’m forever grateful to the creator. If you’ve never had one, it’s an acquired taste. I have most certainly acq...
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23

Apr

2019

Grilled Caprese with Arugula Pesto

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I’ve officially missed National Grilled Cheese Day this year (April 12), but am told April is National Grilled Cheese Month. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are one of my most favorite, decadent, not-so-healthy things. I’ve searched out Grilled Cheese food trucks in Portland and Seattle to find the ul...
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17

Feb

2019

Fresh Egg Pasta and Pesto

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Several years ago I bought myself a KitchenAid mixer for my birthday (the bright red one from the Pro Series…it’s beautiful!). Soon, the pasta attachments followed as a Christmas gift and I began making fairly easy homemade pasta. Then I discovered the Making Artisan Pasta book by Aliza ...
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28

Dec

2018

Dunderi

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Dunderi are delicious little dumplings made from ricotta, flour, and Parmesan. It’s italian comfort food at it’s best! Their origins are from the Italian Amalfi Coasf and are traditionally served with tomato sauce or simply with melted butter and fresh grated Parmesan. We’ve made these edible ...
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27

Dec

2018

Chunky Tomato Sauce

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I adapted this recipe from Jenn Louis‘ Pasta By Hand book. It’s a fabulous book filled with delicious, handmade Italian recipes. I highly recommend you add it to your kitchen aresenal if you’re a foodie like I am. Chunky Tomato Sauce 2 T Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 4 Garlic Cloves, 1/2 Large Yello...
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23

Sep

2018

Grilled Scallops and Milanese Risotto

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Cooking is a most excellent way to explore other cultures and bring back memories of visits to those cultures. We recently completed another venture to Italy, the northern part this trip, and discovered a delicious risotto that Milan is known for…spiced with fragrant saffron. Enjoy! Grilled Sc...
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16

May

2018

Kale Salad with Smoky Chickpeas and Berries

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For the past seven days, I’ve been on a metabolic reboot. I discovered this program completely by accident when I was searching for why my weight loss had hit a plateau. Haylie Pomroy, a nutritionist and author of Metabolism Revolution, gives a 14 day plan to reboot your metabolism and lose 14 pou...
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19

Apr

2018

Halibut 3 Delicious Ways Under 300 calories

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I was at Costco looking over their selection of fresh halibut filets. I really had no choice. There was only one cut that looked perfect to me. The only problem was it was almost 3 lbs of fish! I took it home and immediately began researching healthy and delicious halibut recipes. Here are three tha...
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05

Apr

2018

Kale & Black Bean Salad

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I found this delicious salad recipe filled with vitamins and protein on a nutritionist’s blog site. It’s one of my new favorites! Its supposed to make 4 servings at only 237 calories per serving, but if you eat it as your meal, like I did, it only serves 2. Kale & Black Bean Salad For [&hell...
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28

Mar

2018

Fruity, Peanut Buttery Smoothie

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As the temperatures heat up, I’ve become obsessed with smoothies, actual healthy ones! I’ve become so obsessed that I even had one for lunch today. I didn’t have all the ingredients for the one I wanted to try, so I improvised. You can too! This makes 2 smoothies. Fruity, Peanut Buttery Smooth...
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