vegetarian

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Rounds

May 20, 2016
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There is something about the weather getting warmer that makes me want to cook vegetarian meals. I could eat these eggplant Parmesan rounds once a week. It doesn’t even bother me that I have to turn my oven on. It’s much better than frying on the stove and also so much healthier. Make sure to […]

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Grilled Apricots with Cinnamon, Ricotta and Honey

May 10, 2016
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Mother nature is just killing me! After 10 days of rain and dreary weather, we had a day and a half of sunshine. It was nice but today mother nature is in a bad mood again. All I can think about is the 90 degree weather and sunshine  I am going to get soon in Florida […]

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Lemon Dill Roasted Salmon

April 27, 2016
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I grew up eating a lot of fish. My dad was from an island in Croatia so it was not uncommon for him to be grilling whole fish, eyeballs still intact and all. While my friends got to eat fish sticks at their houses, none of that was to be found at mine. Fish sticks […]

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Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

March 21, 2016
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While Brussels sprouts seem more like a fall or winter vegetable, I love eating them all year round. I’ve noticed lately that they are on plenty of restaurant menus and are all the rage in food magazines. A few weeks ago we even ordered them off a happy hour menu. They were crispy and coated with […]

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Green Colada Smoothies

July 3, 2015
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I am going to let you in on a little secret today. I started running again but I am not telling my thirteen year- old son. As soon as I am in very good shape, I will challenge him to a one mile run and hopefully will beat him. You might think that’s mean but this […]

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Strawberry Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits

June 18, 2014
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Summer is finally here! This is the last week of school and I am looking forward to some lazy summer mornings. Summertime means pool time, trips for ice cream, staying up late and of course, plenty of fresh fruit such as strawberries! We missed the boat on strawberry picking this year but there are plenty of juicy […]

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Stove Top Mac and Cheese

May 23, 2014
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Gone are the days where I make boxed mac and cheese. I have nothing against making food from a box but I am glad my son realized there is a world outside of “the box “.  My daughter has been a homemade mac and cheese lover for a long time. As a matter of fact, […]

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Mini Heirloom Tomato and Chick Pea Salad

April 11, 2014
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I think I am finally seeing the faint light at the end of the tunnel. It’s been a really tough winter in NJ. Between the snow storms, frigid windy weather and now dreary, rainy days, we are finally getting a nice weekend.  Spring break for my kids starts at 3pm today and everyone is happy. Everyone except my […]

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Salsa Fresca with the Magimix by Robot- Coupe Food Processor

March 4, 2014
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I think I made the best salsa ever and it was purely by accident. Maybe not the best ever but one of the best. Have you ever planned to make something but then realized you were out of something? It was snowing. And they hadn’t plowed the roads. So I had to make do with I […]

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Roasted Asparagus With Eggs

February 26, 2014
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My son just had baseball try outs this week. Yes, it’s that time of year where things get as hectic as possible and we have soccer practices, baseball games and track meets to go to. Hopefully that means warmer weather but I am hearing that there is still some snow on the way. Still hopeful that […]

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