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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...

Balsamic Portobello Turkey Sliders

After eating these, you’ll be asking, “Where’s the Beef?” The Worcestershire sauce in the ground turkey meat really makes them taste like ground beef, but so much healthier. We love the concept of “sliders” or mini burgers, they’re just too cute! I’m sure you’ll be seeing different variations of these bite sized beauties… as they’re...

Cumin Rubbed Sirloin with Basil Roasted Potatoes

Saturday night dinner is usually a bit more of a splurge, as we figure we are replacing going out to dinner. Even if we cook something fancy (like steak), it’s still cheaper than eating out. And honestly, this steak was better than anything I’ve ever had at the Outback. This is our recipe. Simple but...