Vegan Banana-Raisin-Nut Bread

Emily and I sometimes go a little dessert-crazy when we’re together. You saw the pretzel-M&M blondies. But what you didn’t see was the coffee-chocolate chip blondies, the coffee ice cream, and the brownies that we also made during the week she was here. And as much as I love […]

Spinach and Barley Salad

Spinach has pretty much always been a staple in my refrigerator, but ever since I started blending it into my morning smoothie, I’ve been going through about 5 large bunches a week. I am usually so careful about making sure I have some left for breakfast that I kind […]

Baklava Muffins

Growing up with parents who both had a pretty major sweet tooth, I got dessert for breakfast more than a lot of other kids I knew. Leftover pumpkin pie? Perfectly acceptable post-Thanksgiving breakfast. Beginning of strawberry season? Breakfast made the most of fresh berries with strawberry shortcake. These muffins […]

Molasses Muffins

There’s a lot of advice that you just shouldn’t take, and these muffins are a prime example. On my long run the other day I realized that I hardly ever bake muffins anymore, and I’m not sure why that is, because there’s really no better way to start your […]

Asian Pear Salad

This year concluded my decade-plus run of not touching Asian pears. It’s not like there is anything particularly wrong with them, but on my exceedingly scientific hierarchy of fruits I wish to consume, they don’t rank terribly highly. When my grandparents moved into their new house (well, new about […]

Brown Rice Salad with Spinach and Balsamic Chicken

I read a LOT of food blogs on a regular basis, and I’m starting to see a trend: I gravitate towards blogs with a) fantastic, beautiful pictures and b) original recipes. This is because my blog usually has c) none of the above (but I’m working on it! I […]

Banana Nut Muffins

Three bananas sat on the kitchen counter for far too long.  Actually I bought an extra large bunch on purpose so I would be “forced” to make banana bread.  But as I started to peel them, I realized I didn’t want to make banana bread again (I mean there’s nothing […]

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