Garlic Sweet Potato Fries and Avocado Hummus

Football is back! Add football to the long list of reasons why I love Fall.  I love watching a game with my hubby on the couch while we’re in our pajamas.  Wow, that sounds boring and lame.  Eh, I love it. Of course this means that I’m starting to crave “football food.”  You know, beer, pizza, chips and dip, and chili.  Hummus is the perfect dip to have at any party (even a party of 2).  It’s delicious and you can make it ahead of time.  I whipped up a batch of our favorite hummus recipe, but this time I …

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Baked Parmesan Carrot Fries

Why is it that I can remember the lyrics of a song that I haven’t heard in over five years but I can’t remember to buy carrots? When I’m in the car listening to the radio I have to jump from station to station to find the one with the best song on and avoid commercials as much as possible.  Yes, I’m one of those people.  (And yes, it drives my husband bonkers.)  When I was on my way home from work the other day I turned on a station and the tune sounded familiar but I couldn’t put my …

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Greek Sweet Potato Fry Salad

“You don’t win friends with salad.” – Homer Simpson.  Normally I might agree with Homer, but this salad has a better chance than most. I’ve been craving sweet potato fries for months and I’ve finally made them to satisfy that craving.  These sweet potato fries are baked and I happen to think that they are better than some fried ones because they are not greasy.  I don’t mind a “fried” fry every now and then but I’m not a fan of them if they’re greasy and limp.  Blah… limp. These baked ones are nice and crispy and super simple (no fancy seasoning, just salt …

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Couscous With Tomato, Scallion, And Lemon

I’m not super excited that the clocks spring ahead this weekend. We’ll lose one hour of sleep.  My eating and sleeping habits will be off all week as my brain readjusts.  The days won’t even be any longer.  All it does is slide the daylight around a little.  Well, I guess as long as the shift is toward the afternoon then I’ll have more daylight to photograph my food, which means that I don’t have to rush in the early morning to get all the cooking and photographing done.  That’s totally a silver lining.  Plus, I don’t need to get into my pajamas …

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Tomatoes, White Beans, and Broccolini Salad

I’m craving Spring and all things that remind me of Spring. I’m not complaining because we’ve had a mild winter, but I sure am anxious for warmer weather and longer days.  I can’t wear shorts yet (nor do I even want to).  Hello, white legs.  But I can start eating foods that fresh and feel spring-y, like this salad.  Isn’t it funny how we tend to crave warm, comforting, fatty foods in the winter, but then do a 180 and crave healthy fresh veggies and fruit once it warms up?  I don’t think I’m alone in this.  Am I?  (I’m hearing …

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