Thursday, February 11, 2016

Roasted Beets with Burrata and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

You know how hearing a certain song can transport you back in time?  Instantly, you’re in the 7th grade, or on a family vacation, or having you’re first kiss all over again.  We produce our own life’s soundtracks through our experiences.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Greek Salad with Tomato-Water Vinaigrette

Here’s the deal…

I was spoiled rotten by a tremendous vacation to Greece this summer.  It was truly life altering for many reasons.  I was blessed enough to get a much needed escape.  I thickened some very cherished friendships.  I developed some sure-thing life-long new relationships.  And, I fell in love with the Grecian way of life.  It really is so transforming to get out of your constant.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Everyday Whole Grains; Part 1

One half of French and Farrar, me … Steph … is 5 days into an elimination diet called the Whole30. Two days ago, day 3, I was feeling strangely hungover and sluggish after wiping all traces of sugar, grains, dairy and alcohol from my system. My first thought upon waking up that day was, “what the hell am I doing?” and “I didn’t drink last night, did I?” and “isn’t this cleanse supposed to make me feel better?”

Then I channeled an incredible Sunday, two weeks ago, where I indulged in delicious, healthy whole grains, drank Rose’ and played in the kitchen with friends. Only 25 more days to go, and until then, I’ll reminisce.

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Turkey Burger Salad with Basil Glaze & Vinaigrette

I love what the sun brings out in people. Our bare arms and short shorts, flip flops and personal days off. It brings out the best in our spirits and our goals; a sunny day brings a new chance to produce or encourage change.

I was in a terrible mood all day on Wednesday this week, for no reason (other than the obvious mom, family, career stuff). And I almost took that mood to bed with me until my husband miraculously helped me refocus.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Simple Green

Fresh leafy lettuce.  Red wine vinegar.  Good olive oil.  These are a few of my favorite things.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Raw Vegetable Salad with Avocado & Pistachio Dressing

With one hand on the steering wheel and the other double-checking I packed enough snacks in Vesper’s Spiderman backpack, I finally reverse out of my Valley driveway, earlier than we are all ever usually awake.

What happened to my youth?

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Whatever Makes You Happy

Nothing about this week’s ingredient has a thing to do with the current situation I put myself in. Except that cucumbers make me happy. On anything and with everything. After years of regretfully lacking appreciation for my time and my freedom, the previously mentioned job which took me away from those benefits, has unfortunately ended.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Purple Beans and Nectarines

I recently befriended a lady who apparently performs a front flip out of bed every morning, to get her day started in a positive way.

I know. I just barfed too.

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