Broiled Salmon Spinach Risotto

A bowl of salmon spinach risotto and a spoon

Risotto, to me, is like a fancy sounding name for a simple dish. It is even fancier if you can roll the “R” a little bit and put some Italian flare into it. Rrrri-ZOT-to. Just rrrolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? If I see it on a menu, I always have an excited “Ooo!” reaction because risotto seems like such an indulgent treat. It also sounds like it would be […]

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Chocolate Chip Date Nut Bars

A stack of Chocolate Chip Date Nut Bars

Granola bars and energy bars are handy. They’re great for a quick snack to tie me over until lunch or dinner. I also like to have one with a yogurt for breakfast once in a while. The only problem is that a lot of bars out there are full of junk or sugar, so then they’re that not that good for you any more. Then there are the actual healthy […]

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Korean Sweet Potato Noodles (Japchae)

Close up of a bowl of japchae

Oodles of noodles, wonderful noodles. Who doesn’t love noodles?? I love to eat noodles and I don’t think I’m the only one. Hong Kong style crispy chow mein with stir-fried meat and vegetables on top…oh so good! Vietnamese pho…a bowl full of rice noodles in umami-packed broth! Spaghetti with bolognese sauce and a sprinkle of fresh Parmesan…the quintessential comfort food! Cold soba noodles with dipping sauce…so refreshing! I could go on and on…there are […]

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DIY Salty & Sweet Trail Mix

Trail mix in a bag

There is no shortage of trail mixes when you go through the grocery store. They seem like a great idea…ready-made, ready-to-eat, and (usually) healthy. However, I’ve noticed that I can never find quite the right combination of ingredients. I have bought bags with a mixture that, initially, sounds great, but then I discover there’s something I don’t like as much as the rest. And then the thing (or things) I like the […]

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Roasted Veggie Sausage Salad

A plate of roasted veggie sausage salad

I don’t know about you, but I love leftovers. I know some people shun leftovers like the plague, but I grew up with leftovers and find they can be a blessing in disguise. Aside from saving me from those days when I don’t have the energy to cook, they are great for combining with other ingredients to create something new and tasty! As you all know, one of my favorite […]

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