Greek Orzo

Is it Spring yet? We got over a foot of snow yesterday and it’s very cold out today.  Yup, this means I’m in hibernation mode with thoughts of warmer weather and flowers.  We haven’t had a bad winter (as far as New England winters go) but I find myself constantly dreaming about things that involve being warmer.  Although, being at a beach means I’d have to wear a bathing suit and the thought of that seriously makes me want to work out twice as long tonight. I’m guessing that a full plate of orzo isn’t helping my cause.  But let’s …

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Italian Chopped Salad

Wow, writer’s block stinks. I blame January.  It’s the middle of winter, it’s cold, it’ dark all the time, and there’s absolutely nothing interesting going on.  Nothing.  At.  All.  I suppose one could say that finding a new salad recipe is interesting but that’s not what I really had in mind. I’m really into this salad combo, but I’m especially loving the Kalamata olives and chickpeas.  And this salad dressing is the bomb digity.  I have to admit that I’m not always in the mood to make a dressing because it tends to take too much time, but this one is quick …

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Pasta Con Ceci

What comes to mind when you think of comfort food? The first thing that comes to my mind is pasta.  I love pasta 365 days a year.  Mmm, carbs.  But there’s something about eating a bowl of pasta on the couch, cuddled under two blankets that gives me warm fuzzy feelings.  I could be happy with a bowl of pasta, butter, and parmesan cheese.  That might sound lame but it’s my go to meal when I don’t know what to eat.  In fact, I actually had that very exact meal for lunch yesterday. Add to the pasta a little bit …

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Sweet Potato and Hard Boiled Egg Salad

I don’t usually like unitaskers.  You know, a kitchen gadget that only has one purpose.  However, I have an exception today. I’m talking about an Eggsact Egg Timer.  It was one of the best things that we registered for when we got married.  I don’t mean to sound like a infomercial but this thing really works and it’s under $5!  Yes, we registered for something that was only $5.  You never know what someone’s budget is and we wanted to make sure everyone had a shot at it.  That was eight years ago and we still use it all the time.  It …

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

It’s soup season.  You know, cold out and stuff. If you’re suffering from a post holiday food coma and you’re tired of being in the kitchen like I am then this bean soup couldn’t come at a better time.  This soup is a great way to get back on track for healthy eating because it’s made of beans and veggies.  That’s all healthy stuff all the time. You cook this soup in a slow cooker.  I’m not really drawn to slow cooker recipes because I don’t mind cooking soup on the stove.  Oh, plus, I don’t like to leave the house when the crock pot is on.  …

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