Hoppin John Soup and Corn Bread

Hoppin’ John is a southern tradition for New Years Day eats and we usually try to have some in our house every year, for good luck. Sometimes we have it pretty traditionally with rice, sometimes over cornbread and sometimes as soup. This year, we went the soup route and it turned out fabulous. I usually […]

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Foodie By Glam Feature – Pico de Gallo

Sorry for the deafening silence around here the last few days. I’ve been a little out of pocket as it’s been a crazy time on a number of levels and I had to go out of town on business. Imagine my surprise to come back and find this nice email in my inbox … Seems […]

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Food Story: Fran & The Comfort of Food

Today’s food story is by Fran of The Glorified Tomato. Fran is one of five women who love to cook and contribute to The Glorified Tomato with recipes, interviews, reblogged articles, events, and reviews. They’re also moms, gardeners, hostesses, crafters, and teachers and therefore have amassed a following of the same on their blog, Twitter, […]

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Black Bean Lasagna

Recently, I was watching reruns of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on the Food Network and imagine my surprise when I saw her making a vegetarian dish. My ears perked up and I started taking notes. Trisha’s Black Bean Lasagna looked amazing and I just knew that I had to make this pronto (and put my vegan […]

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Mediterranean Chickpea Stew

Things have been a little quiet around here for a few days as I’ve been under the weather. Lying in bed with cold/flu symptoms is never fun and I’m really about done with it; however, it is the perfect time to enjoy some soup. Between the hubs and I, a lot of soup has been […]

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Baked Mini Falafel with Yogurt Tahini Sauce

I have been wanting to make falafel’s for years and just haven’t gotten around to it so when I saw this recipe in the Best Recipes & Reviews 2013 by America’s Test Kitchen, I knew it had to be made. I was so surprised at how easy these were to make. Literally, just soak the […]

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Lime Cilantro Hummus

With the Super Bowl coming up, my head has been in the “small bites” game and all I can think about is snack food. Although, I’ve never been much of a cilantro fan, I needed some for a couple of recipes so I reluctantly made my purchase. I’m so glad that I did because the […]

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Healthier Guacamole

As I mentioned, yesterday, I’m in a “small bites” state of mind. I don’t watch much football but I always watch the super bowl with the hubs. He gets to watch the game, I get to watch the commercials and we both get to have some great food. Since the hubs and I are putting […]

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Pico de Gallo

With the Super Bowl coming up and with the San Francisco 49’ers as NFC champs, I’m in a small bites state of mind. Appetizers, starters, canapes, hors d’oeuvres, antipasto, meze, finger foods … Just can’t get them out of my mind. Therefore, since the hubs and I are starting to put together our super bowl […]

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Moroccan Lentil Stew

Recently, I saw this fabulous slow cooker recipe on The Soulicious Life and knew immediately that I had to make it. The need to try this dish was so overwhelming that I couldn’t be bothered to wait six hours for the slow cooker version so I came up with my own and I’m so glad […]

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Chunky Borscht

Borscht is a soup that’s prepared mainly of beets. Being that I love beets, I’m not certain why I’ve never tried this dish before. Such a humble, unassuming bowl of goodness and I can’t stop eating it. Beet soup has its roots in Russia and other Eastern European communities and was typically served in poorer […]

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Southwestern Black Bean Quinoa Salad + Book Giveaway! (closed)

As a food blogger, many opportunities come my way to review products but I only pass along the items that I truly enjoy or find value with. Recently, I was provided a review copy of The Plant Powered Diet by Sharon Palmer, RD and I am happy to pass on this great resource. Being a […]

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Food Story: Danny & Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

In celebration of National Mushroom Month, Today we have a great food story from one of my newest foodie friends … Danny from Danny’s Kitchen. I remember this moment as if it were yesterday. My brother and I were starving. It had been a long day of sightseeing and we had just pulled up to […]

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Nicoise Salad with Crab

What says summer more than a great salad with nutritious, fresh ingredients? Nicoise Salad, of course! Salad Nicoise is traditionally a composed salad that’s displayed on a platter and arranged on a bed of greens. The dish typically contains tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, green beans, olives, tuna, anchovies; however, there are many iterations of this […]

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Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush is a popular and yummy middle eastern dish that is similar to hummus. Instead of chickpeas, just use eggplant and you’re on your way! The crackers that I used are by Doctor Kracker and they are a staple in my house. This one in the picture are Klassic 3 Seed with flax, sunflower […]

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Garlic

Another fun, food holiday … It’s National Garlic Day. According to The Professional Chef, garlic is a small bulb, 2-3 inches in diameter with papery white or red-streaked skin, encasing 1/2 to 1 inch long cloves, also covered with papery skin. Garlic is part of the onion family. Along with shallots and onion, garlic shares […]

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