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Everything Crackers

Homemade Whole Wheat Everything Crackers

If I could eat snacks for every meal of the day, I would. Seriously. It would probably look something like this… Snack #1: Spoonful of nut butter Snack #2: Apple Snack #3: Raisins Snack #4: Cheese and crackers Snack #5: Chips and hummus Snack #6: Edamame Snack #7: Toast with more cheese Snack #8: Dark chocolate and pretzels Snack #9: Popcorn Snack #10: Carrots (because…balance) The only problem is that…

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Moroccan Lentil Soup

Recipe for Moroccan Lentil Soup

I started writing this post last week when it was over 70 degrees in New York (in November), and today it’s about 30 degrees. No matter the temperature, this lentil soup is delicious. Actually, it’s more than delicious. It’s warming, comforting, hearty, filling, satisfying, and a down-right solid meal. The recipe for this soup is inspired by a Moroccan restaurant in the East Village of Manhattan, called Cafe Mogador. Bill…

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Start your day with an ode to pumpkin

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Sometimes I like to think outside of the box when it comes to recipes, and other times, I don’t mess with an already perfect combination. This recipe is the latter. I would argue (without any type of proof to back this up) that pumpkin and apples are the two most popular fall and winter fruits. And yes, pumpkin is definitely a fruit. You can tell because it has seeds on…

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Learning To Take A Compliment + One-Pot Pasta

Recipe for one-pot pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes and ricotta cheese

Like most women I know, I’m terrible at taking a compliment. This is how the conversation usually goes: “I love your hair.” Me: “Oh, it’s so thick and long. I can’t wait to cut it off.” OR “You’re really killing it lately with all of your writing and media work.” Me: “Thanks. (turns attention away from myself) I’m barely doing anything, compared to everything you’ve got going on.” Why do…

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When I Struggle With Food Photography + Squash Quinoa Salad with POM Dressing

Squash Quinoa Salad with Brussels Sprouts, vegan & gluten-free

I reshot the pictures for this blog post 3 times. On 3 separate days. With 3 different sets of props. At 3 different times of the day. And guess what, I still don’t love the end result. This salad is super yummy because it’s topped with a POM Wonderful dressing (disclosure: I’m a spokesperson for POM Wonderful). But because of that deliciously tangy dressing, the quinoa turned a weird shade…

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