Pesto Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables and Chickpeas

Quinoa is like sprinkles.  My husband wholeheartedly disagrees with that statement on the basis of quinoa being gross, and sprinkles not being gross.  I don’t mean how they taste though. I know that sprinkles and quinoa are two very different ingredients and that they are not normally found in one recipe.  (Thank goodness!)  However, every time I cook with either one I end up spilling them all over the kitchen counters and floor.  No matter how much I clean I still find some days later.  Am I the only one that experiences this? Anyway, I’ve been on a quinoa kick lately and this …

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Salad Pizza

This meal really should be called “Chicken Caesar Salad on Top of a Warm Naan Bread” but that’s not what my cafeteria at work calls it. The other day I heard someone order a salad pizza at work.  For those of you that are new here, (welcome!) food blogging is not my full time job although some days I wish it was.  I’m in-house counsel (attorney) for a corporation.  Anyway, I thought that I was going to see a traditional pizza with sauce, cheese, and some sort of salad concoction on top.  I was surprised to find that I was completely …

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Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken

We have no plans this weekend and I’m loving that.  We could do anything… or nothing.  Aren’t those weekends the best sometimes? The one thing that I do have on my agenda for the weekend is to hit the gym.  Since I don’t have to rush anywhere afterwards maybe I’ll hit a coffee shop afterwards for a treat.  The thing is that the parking lot is a monstrosity because it’s small, it’s always crowded, and it’s right off a very busy street that makes it almost dangerous when people try to get in or out of it.  I’ve probably said to myself that “I’ll …

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Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers Salad

My chicken strike might be over. I haven’t cooked chicken in months (as you may or may have not noticed).  I like chicken but I’m really picky about the texture and taste.  If I get a gristly bit (you know, a little cartilage or fat) or it tastes too chicken-y, then I’m done and won’t want to eat chicken for an extended period of time. Yes, I said “too chicken-y.”  I blame my dad for getting that idea into my head.  He used to say that all the time when I was a kid (and still does) and now as an adult I …

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Pizza Fingers

I took English muffins and turned them into little pizzas because… well, why not? I love pizza.  Let me count the ways I can eat thee… take out, homemade (aka traditional style crust), homemade with whole wheat crust, naan style, and skillet style (which is the most famous of them all on my blog… by far).  You can really get creative with turning foods into pizzas (or things that resemble pizza ingredients).  Sometimes it’s out of necessity because you’re a college student and all you have is sliced bread, sauce, and string cheese.  Sometimes it’s about the fun to see what you …

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