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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Brown Rice With Sweet Potatoes and Avocado

I love avocados… Brown rice is pretty boring.  Maybe that goes for rice in general, but I think that the brown persuasion is especially bland.  So I decided to add some of my favorite ingredients to it, and boom, now I’ve got something exciting and delicious.  Well, my husband says it’s not that exciting.  To each is own.  😉 I think that I could throw avocados in just about anything and it would make whatever I’m eating 100 times better.  Although I have not tried avocados in desserts yet.  (Sorry Tom.)  Something about that just seems wrong to me.  I shouldn’t …

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3 Ingredient Banana Smoothie

It’s time to kick it up a notch. Spring has sprung officially, but thankfully it’s not warm enough in CT to wear shorts yet.  Am I the only one who gets anxiety wearing shorts for the first time of the season?  Anyone?  Just me?  Maybe you can’t go by me since I don’t like wearing shorts.  Anyway, the reality is I need to kick those winter pounds so I’ve stepped up my workout game.  I’m sore (a lot) and I’m excited that I’m trying something new.  Workout.  Check.  Food… well, that’s a work in progress.  I love food so it’s …

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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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