June 7 – Avocado Chocolate Mousse Tarts

This is hands down one of the easiest, healthiest, and yummiest recipes we’ve tried to date – and yes, those 3 adjectives CAN describe the same treat! There are several versions of this recipe floating around, so feel free to experiment after making them the first time, but this seems to be a great basic […]

May 3 – Black Bean Brownies

Do yourself a favor and try these once before you make any judgements or assumptions about how delicious you think they may or may not be able to be…because let me tell you, they’re crazy good! Of course a recipe like this couldn’t be possible without my favorite treat-based blog ever, ChocolateCoveredKatie.   I doubled the […]

April 26 – Flourless Oatmeal Cookies

These healthy cookies are quick, simple, & delicious! As a warning, the yield is very small (after doubling this recipe, I made 28 teaspoon-scooped cookies). Feel free to sub out the cranberries and sunflower seeds for basically anything you’d like (raisins, nuts, chocolate, etc). I intentionally made them this small popable & shareable size, but […]

February 15 – Peanut Butter Cookies

Per Brett’s request, this week’s treat is good ol’ fashioned peanut butter cookies. While not quite as health conscious as previous weeks, these get a little boost by using whole wheat flour, as many organic products as possible, and natural peanut butter. At the end of the day, there’s still a stick of butter in […]

January 25 – Gwyneth’s Blueberry Muffins

This recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks by one of my favorite people, Gwyneth Paltrow. Her book, My Father’s Daughter, details her lifelong history of cooking and eating food as a family affair that not only connects people to one another, but in a way that also connects them to the food itself. Though […]

January 18 – White Bean Blondies

Now, before you judge, you MUST try – these are unbelievably tasty and GF to boot! This recipe is once again brought to you by the new favorite food blog of mine, chocolatecoveredkatie. You’re welcome in advance, for introducing these into your life! Genius Chocolate-Chip Blondies (makes 15-20 squares) 1 1/2 cups chickpeas or white […]

January 11 – Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

My first find at the great blog chocolatecoveredkatie, these little muffins are the best of both worlds – healthy & delicious. (Tip – they’re particularly yummy when made in the mini form!)   very scant 1 tbsp poppy seeds 1 tsp grated lemon zest 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 c milk of choice 1 c […]

Google adds Recipe search

Woo hoo – Excited to try this out.  Searching for recipes is definitely a needle in a haystack task. Here is a video about the update. http://cnettv.cnet.com/google-makes-you-better-chef/9742-1_53-50100807.html?tag=api

Recipe: White Bean Chicken Chili

We came across this recipe for white bean chicken chili here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/white-bean-chicken-chili/ Usually chilies can involve a lot of pay someone to do your assignment prep and a long time (4-8 hours) of cooking in a slow cooker. Not this one.  The most difficult task was opening all the cans. 1 large pot (We used […]

Recipe: Chicken Ragu

1 medium sweet onion, chopped 5 large mushrooms, chopped 1/2 zucchini, cut in 1-inch strings 1 can diced tomatoes (flavor of your choice) 2 thin sliced chicken breasts 1/4 cup bread crumbs 8 oz cooked polenta/pasta/rice, whichever you prefer Drizzle 2 tablespoons olive oil in medium skillet on medium heat, add mushrooms and onions. Cook […]