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Red Lentil Soup

I’ve never been a soup fan. But some days, especially in the middle of January, that’s all I want: a nice, steaming bowl of soup. While I’d love to indulge in some cheesy creamy soup, I know that my stomach would kill me. I have learned, in my just over a year of cream-lessness, that...

Grown Up Hot Chocolate with Amaretto

Also known as, Chocolate Grog. Grog? Yes, as you’re basically drinking a liquid candy bar with a shot of amaretto. Thick. Very thick. Grog just sounds like the best word to describe it. But boy is it good. I found this recipe while browsing the blogosphere the other night… this recipe came from Slashfood. I...

Turkey Cutlets in Anchovy Butter Sauce

No! Wait! Don’t close it! Just because I said Anchovy doesn’t mean you have to duck and run for cover. Seriously. Not joking here. No, really. Believe me, I am NOT the type to go for the anchovy pizza. EVER. I grimace when Taylor adds the fish sauce to anything – let alone anchovies. But...

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting

Yesterday was Taylor’s birthday. And at 8:00 at night I decided he needed birthday cupcakes. Cut to tonight, a mere 24 hours later… there are 2, count them 2, cupcakes left. Out of a batch of a dozen. While I would like to blame the kitchen elves for this, or the kitty, I know that...

The Fruit Bowl Overfloweth.

You’re probably thinking that something looks different ’round these parts. While I’d love to say we got a new fruit bowl, that’s not quite it. Yes, after almost a year in existence, Love and Olive Oil has a new look. It’s subtle, and not nearly finished, but it is definitely more elegant and eventually, more...

Scallop & Spinach Salad with Vanilla Chili Dressing

I saw this recipe posted on Steamy Kitchen and just had to try it. Any excuse to use those vanilla beans I bought on ebay, right? Needless to say, like all of Jaden’s recipes, it was delicious. Unfortunately, we were only able to find (and afford) the little bay scallops, which, considering we added some...