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Healthier Zuppa Toscana Recipe

This weather is "mandatory soup time", and this time of year is also "lose a few pounds time". What's a hungry soul to do? How about the little bit healthier version of a crowd favorite - Healthier Zuppa Toscana!?!?! (Sponsored by Rollin' Oats where you can get all the ingredients.) Healthy-ish Zuppa Toscana Zuppa Toscana, which…
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Cacio e Pepe Rice-Stuffed Kabocha Squash Recipe

Nine times out of ten, if you hear Cacio e Pepe, there's usually some sort of pasta involved. Cacio e Pepe, which literally translates to "cheese and pepper" in multiple Italian dialects is a popular dish comprised of pasta, shaved parmesan cheese and fresh cracked black pepper, for the most part. Throughout the years, many…
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BLT with Basil Mayonnaise Recipe

One of the most wonderful times of the year is upon us - peak tomato season! From late summer, to early fall, tomatoes are in their absolute prime. From vibrant, eye-catching heirlooms, to juicy grape and vine ripe tomatoes - you should be cooking with these beautiful fruits as often as possible. [caption id="attachment_21436" align="alignnone"…
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Grilled Soy Shrimp Skewers with Scallion-Lemon Relish Recipe

One of the best parts about this shrimp recipe is that it has the ability to evolve into any number of dishes - don't limit yourself to just the shrimp, alone. Turn them into the shining star during your next taco night, add them to your favorite salad, use them to top off a plate…
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Healthy-ish Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

I can't say that I've never not wanted to crawl up into a big ol' lethargic ball of waste on the couch after ingesting a plate of enchiladas - especially those from a Mexican restaurant where the portions are enough to comfortably feed a family of 5. Don't get me wrong, those type of sinfully…
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BLT + A & E Savory Dutch Baby Recipe

Due to current events in today's world, we're all spending a great deal of time at home, which means that we are all cooking a lot more. Most folks, I'm sure, are accustomed to grabbing a quick breakfast in the morning and running out the door with their coffee. However, COVID-19 has forced us all…
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Dashi Beans with Sausage Recipe

Dried beans are totally an underrated and under appreciated pantry staple that 100% deserve our attention. Sure, canned beans are a convenient alternative that often aid in making our lives easier, but if you know me, you know that I find beauty in preparing food without any shortcuts. I think that there is something so…
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Sauce Lab Hot Sauce Making Kit Review

We recently received a DM on Instagram from Erica, the founder of Sauce Lab, offering to send out "a free sauce kit to try out and it comes with no obligation for reviewing or sharing". Sure! Why not? I love hot sauce, and this sounds like fun! And it was. Sauce Lab is a new…
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Steak and Potato Salad with Gochujang Vinaigrette Recipe

I cannot tell you how many salad recipes that I have made for dinner that do not translate well for lunch the next day. That's right - I've opened up my pyrex containers the next day to many, sad, sad desk lunch salads. However, with this salad, recipe, it was my goal to create a…
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Sichuan Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice Bowls Recipe

Sichuan cooking, otherwise known as Szechuan, is a style of cooking that originates from the Sichuan Province of China. Sichuan cooking is known for bold, pungent flavors and spiciness that comes from garlic and chili peppers, as well as the flavor of Sichuan pepper - a unique spice that creates a tingly numbness in the…
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Citrus Paprika Chicken Paillard with Quick Pickled Onions Recipe

If you've never made chicken paillard, I'm willing to bet that after you give this recipe a whirl, it'll become a part of your regular rotation. What does paillard mean, you ask? Paillard is simply a fancy French term for a boneless piece of meat, traditionally chicken or veal, that has been pounded thin. It's…
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