Product Review: Organic, BPA-Free Baked and Refried Beans from Pacific Foods

September 11, 2013

Some time ago, Pacific foods reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing their new line of baked and refried beans in BPA-free Tetra Recart cartons. This is the first and only line of its kind–baked and refried beans, even vegetarian/vegan ones, typically come in cans, and those cans are rarely […]

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Quick, Easy, PB & J Snack Balls. Plus, Is It Safe to Eat Peanuts?

September 6, 2013
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When I’m home, it’s my ongoing mission to make food that my mom will enjoy just as much as I do. So far, I’ve had mixed success. There have been certain grain or pasta dishes that qualify as a incontestable wins, and a few baked goods that were greeted with enthusiasm. There’s the fact that […]

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Quick and Easy Banana & Granola Wraps

September 3, 2013
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I often treat long weekends as an opportunity to spend some leisurely time in the kitchen, but this past weekend, I was more interested in working hard and playing hard; cooking was the last thing on my mind. So it was with great delight that I prepared and enjoyed these raw banana and granola wraps […]

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Blueberry Chia Salad Dressing

August 29, 2013
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Sorry for the sparse posting this week, everyone! I’ve been juggling a bunch of work and also in New York, so I haven’t been near my kitchen as often as I’d like. I hope you’re all preparing for a nice holiday weekend. What can I say about this recipe? It came to me sort of […]

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Red Quinoa, Almond and Arugula Salad with Cantaloupe

August 26, 2013

Good morning and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice and restorative weekend. I hope everyone feels jazzed up about green soup, and all of the wonderful variations that can emerge from it. Last week, I found myself with an abundance of melon. Not only watermelon, which was teeming in my fridge and my […]

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Watermelon, Mint, and Lime Frosty

August 21, 2013

Having just spent a few days in cool temperatures (summer in San Francisco is always a surprise to this East Coaster!), I’ve returned to find DC as hot and as humid as ever. While I’m glad that September is just around the corner, I can’t say that I mind the excuse to enjoy a few […]

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Green Tea, Peach, and Avocado Soft Serve

July 23, 2013

On Saturday night, I made a batch of banana soft serve for friends. I watched as their eyes widened in amazement as a few cups of brown, frosty banana chunks turned into a pale yellow, super creamy bowl of deliciousness. I listened to them “ooooh” and “aaaah” as they took their first bite of the […]

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