Wheat Berry Salad with Kale and Feta

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If I could have three wishes, I would be super tempted to make Mondays off one of them.  I was lucky enough to have two in a row in January and again in February, and I definitely made the most of them. Even though it was unusually chilly (we [...]

Lemon-Thyme Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Salad

I spent all day thinking about this dinner. I realize to some people that might be a little obsessive, but I knew I had quinoa and a random assortment of vegetables at home, and I wanted to make something that would use up what I had on hand but [...]

Southwestern Pinto and Roasted Vegetable Soup

When we moved into this house back in December, Mike bought a GIANT bag of pinto beans. Since I didn’t think I really liked pinto beans, I thought it would just be that thing that is still sitting there when it’s time to move out (whenever that may be), [...]

Kale and Onion Tacos with Guajillo Salsa

Kale may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re making Mexican food, but trust me, it should be. Whether or not kale actually grows in Mexico, I’m not sure, but it goes really nicely with tortillas and is much healthier than say, carne asada, so [...]

Fresh Garbanzo Salad

We may have opposite political leanings and a preference for totally different movies (I just can’t do sci fi), but I know I married the right guy. Not only will he wake up at 5 AM to go running with me, but he gets just as excited about ethnic [...]

Spinach, Butternut, and Chickpea Salad

This comes from a recipe that isn’t new. In fact, I’ve seen it on so many food blogs I lost count long ago. I’ve made it a handful of times as well, but it always seemed there was something missing. Then today, on my run it occurred to me: [...]

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