Chickpea and Pasta Salad


Life is about to get real.  I worked every day last week making copies, planning lessons, and prepping my room but now the school year and marathon training are starting and I’m going to have 240 students (and all their work) to keep track of. It’s a good thing I […]

Avocado and Dill Pasta Salad

I have found the dish I want to bring to every potluck from now on. Except I don’t really go to potlucks. But if I did, I’d bring this always.  So full of vegetables, and the dressing is INSANE (in a good way). It has been one heck of a […]

Lemon and Roasted Asparagus Risotto-Style Orzo


Even though I started Saturday morning with a four hour math test, I grade this weekend A+++.  Perfect weather, good coffee, lots of time with Mike and Ellie, a run and brunch with good friends, and a lot of time in the kitchen; that’s pretty tough to beat. We […]

Kale and White Bean Pasta

kale pasta

I don’t think I ever ate kale when I was growing up, but I ADORE it now.  Raw in salad or smoothies, cooked with pasta or in soup, it’s great.  Lets not kid ourselves, though.  If given a choice between a plate of kale or a brownie, I’ll probably take […]

Broccoli White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

mac and cheese

I ran TWO DAYS in a row! Without screaming in pain, without making my hip worse, and without going crazy and pushing myself way too hard. I was signed up for a trail race in Pacifica on Saturday morning, and all week I was pretty sure it wasn’t going […]

Vegetable-filled Mac and Cheese

Last week was awesome in so many ways. I worked out every morning but one (LOVE getting in and out of the gym by 7 AM!), I went to work in my classroom and things are pretty much all set to go, I saw a bunch of my favorite […]

White Bean Pesto Pasta

Yesterday I pretty much had cooking block AND writer’s block all day long. Not good. It turned around with some Dry Soda, though. I hardly ever drink soda anymore, but when I saw RHUBARB (one of my favorite things) flavored soda at the store this weekend I immediately bought […]

Creamy Avocado Pasta

I have no shame. It’s my birthday and I’m celebrating it to the max, telling the world that damn it, I’m 27 and HAPPY about it! 26 was an AWESOME year. I know I overuse that word, and my mother the editor will probably send me a list of […]

Cheesy Tomato Penne Bake

I have been eating a lot of pasta lately. And a lot of crackers and cereal and toast. Honestly, I think I’ve eaten more carbs in the past three months than in all of 2010. But there’s a pretty good reason…I’m 13 and a half weeks pregnant! Mike and […]

Vegan Broccoli, Pasta and “Cheese” Casserole

Today when I left work I had pretty much talked myself out of working out. I’d spent about 3 hours grading papers (no, I never catch up!) and was But something (maybe that 50K that’s in FOUR DAYS) reminded me that working out would be a good choice. […]

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