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Good falafel is hard to find. I have found many a falafel to be overly dry; a rather disappointing experience that no doubt gives this spectacular food a bad rep. When you can’t find what you want, make it yourself. Happy as can be, I stumbled across a food blog, The Shiksa in the Kitchen, […]

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Spice Up Your Salad

Last night for dinner I threw together an arugula salad with pears, toasted pecans and blue cheese. It was so lovely I wanted it again for lunch today, but this time I added some red onion and topped it all off with a sprinkle of cinnamon and cayenne pepper. SO good. sweet + salty + […]

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Apple Butternut Squash Soup {+ Ginger}

Apples and squash marry beautifully in this soup topped with slightly salty goat cheese, crunchy pepitas and sweet grape must. I could eat several bowls of this velvety squash slosh. It’s great as a starter to a meal, or as a meal itself, paired with a nice salad and crusty bread. To keep it smooth […]

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Honey, Fig and Goat Cheese Flatbread

Goat cheese again?! Yes, goat cheese again. I really don’t eat too much of it, but if there’s an offering, I’m taking it. Offending the goats is the last thing I want to do. So, also a part of my Juicy Sunday, Lindsay and I made some flatbreads and salad for lunch, and enjoyed the company of […]

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Light Dinner Made Easy

Tonight’s been a lazy night…rain, reading and relaxing. A nice way to end the busy week. The only thing missing is a good conversation with my better half, David. He’s been hiking the Appalachian Trail for about 3 weeks at this point, and sends me pictures from his phone whenever he gets service. I can only imagine […]

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Roasted Beets over Arugula

With my last 2 garden fresh beets I brought back from Michigan, I decided to roast them. I typically boil beets - it’s quick, easy and they taste great. However, roasting them with a little olive oil, salt and pepper offers a deeper sweetness and a slightly firm and crisp exterior. For about 350 calories, this […]

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A wine and cheese kind of night…

Who doesn’t like a flavorful cheese paired with a nice red wine? I absolutely love the combination. It is as if the two were truly meant for each other. I’m not a connoisseur by any means, but I have been to several wine tastings and have spent quite a few years working as server in great restaurants which […]

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