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Soy Almond Waffles

A nice Sunday brunch, these waffles are super light and fluffy. This is a nice twist on the traditional – the almond extract gives these a wonderful flavor. Plus it’s dairy free, substituting soy milk for the standard milk in waffle recipes. Recipe based on the Basic Waffles recipe that came with the waffle maker....

Zucchini Panini with Strawberry Spinach Salad

Panini – take 2. Taylor liked this version better. Maybe he’s not a fan of the artichokes. The good thing about Panini is you can put whatever you’d want in, so he added prosciutto and cheese, I opted to skip those. Again, a different recipe for aioli which works well with the salad (which, did...

Eggplant Panini with Rosemary Aioli

So, we bought a panini maker. Yes we did. And we’re storing it in the living room because we really don’t have space for something like that. But man, does it make a good sandwich. Don’t have a panini maker? I’ve heard a brick wrapped in tin foil works just as well. :) Eggplant Panini...

Middle Eastern Pita Salad

Another refreshing dinner… this one is super quick to prepare. The only cooking involved is toasting the pita chips, how much easier does it get? If you can eat it (sigh), top it with feta cheese for an added kick. We eat it as a main dish with a side of basmati rice, but it...

Chipeta Granola

My new favorite breakfast, I could eat it every morning and never get sick of it. This is simply delicious granola… great in vanilla yogurt or just by itself. A great, healthy snack too! Try adding some dried fruit for variety. Mmmmm… Recipe from Mom, (hi mom!) who got it from a charming little bed...

Vietnamese-Style Spring Rolls with Shrimp

These are a staple for us. Granted, they are a bit time consuming and the spring-roll sheets are tricky to work with (Taylor handles them like a master!), but it’s a healthy, refreshing dish perfect as an appetizer or as a stand alone meal. We like to serve them with rice noodles or other asian...