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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...

Crunchy Wasabi Salmon with Lime

Fish two days in a row is pretty abnormal for us, but Valentine’s day did strange things to our schedule. I am a die-hard salmon fan, and this recipe was good enough to make again. If you don’t like wasabi peas, stay away from this one. I’d never had them before, and was quite surprised....

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Toasted Hazelnuts

What is Valentine’s Day without something rich and chocolately? This cake was quite delicious. We forgoed the brandied cherries (who plans a week ahead? seriously) but even without them it was excellent. Not too rich. I turned it into a dairy-free cake by substituting margarine and soy creamer for the butter and heavy cream. Flourless...