Category: Vegetables

10 Jul

Black Bean and Corn Salad

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Hello Friends! It has been a while since my last appearance here on Foodinary.  It has not been from a lack of cooking (or eating for that matter!) but from lack of passion for blogging.  I am a firm believer that if something isn’t bringing me joy, I would much rather focus my energies elsewhere. […]

09 Jun

French Lentil Salad

French Lentil Salad

Lentils aren’t something that I typically cook up in my kitchen.  Mostly because I don’t have many recipes in my repertoire that taste that great…  So I honestly had written off these little legumes until I read “My Paris Kitchen” by David Lebovitz I received this superb cookbook from my cousin, Sam, this past Christmas. […]

07 Feb

Hearty Green Salad with Roasted Pears

Green Salad with Pears

Who says a salad can’t be a little indulgent? When I first started this hearty green salad, I wasn’t quite sure how it would taste.  I like all like all of the ingredients separately, but wasn’t sure how they would meld as a unit.  This salad is a combination of baby spinach and kale, black […]

16 Apr

The Best Breakfast Hash

Breakfast Hash

For the last week I have been creating every kind of smoothie recipe imaginable for a freelance job.  From the familiar to the unusual, my body was officially detoxed after tasting and testing so many smoothies. Cucumber-Kale, Blackberry-Flax, Mango-Cilantro, the list went on and on!  Getting this job writing smoothie recipes was the best “diet” […]

17 Oct

Split Pea Soup

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Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris Bueller was so right.  Here we are-the middle of October and I haven’t cooked or baked anything delicious enough that I wanted to share with you all in months.  The days have truly flown by […]

04 May

Potato-Zucchini Pancakes

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Yesterday I completed my last final exam and turned in my last paper for my undergraduate degree.  Talk about a surreal moment! While I still need to complete my student teaching in the fall, my days of attending quads and studying late into the night for final exams are over.  One chapter of the Beth […]

25 Mar

Comfort in Cabbage

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What makes something a “comfort food”? Is it the feeling of familiarity? The memories? The richness? The simplicity? To tell you the truth-I don’t exactly know the definition, but I asked my roommates, Emily and Andrea, their thoughts.  Andrea told me all about her grandma’s macaroni and cheese with a big smile on her face, […]

20 Mar

Cumin-Roasted Carrots

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Don’t you love all the fresh produce that comes out of the garden during the summer? Everything from crisp pea pods, tender green beans, plump cherry tomatoes and those skinny little carrots.  Have you ever compared the size of the carrots that come out of the garden to those you find in the supermarket? There […]

29 Feb

How to Make Chicken Soup From Scratch

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The other day, someone inquired why I bother making soup from scratch.  Obviously, it’s easier to open up a can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle than spend your morning cutting up a whole chicken, chopping vegetables, waiting for the stock to taste just right, ect.  I didn’t have a great answer right away, but after thinking […]

14 Sep

Sausage and Kale Soup

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Growing up, my family always sat down around the kitchen table promptly at 6:00 when my dad would come home from work to have dinner together.  The table would always be set just so and my mom would have dinner timed out perfectly.  We barely ever went out to eat.  Our family only went out […]

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