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Cacao Love

There are few things quiet as pleasurable as the rich, luscious, sweetly bitter taste of deep, dark chocolate. It’s synonymous with Valentine’s Day and a known key to a woman’s heart. But how? First, a reminder: the darker, the better. … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday – Hearty Minestrone Soup

Whenever I make soup, I always wonder why I don’t do it more often. It’s shockingly easy – a little chopping, a little stirring, a little simmering and you’ve got a pot of nourishing homemade goodness. With plenty of leftovers. … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday: Holiday Quinoa Salad

While I was vegan, and the vegetarian, quinoa was my kryptonite. It was still a relatively new dish – and word – in the American vernacular, but I had the advantage of writing for a publication that focused on food … Continue reading

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Go peanut-ty for National Peanut Butter Month

November is National Peanut Butter Month – and while this childhood favorite has faced plenty of controversy (food allergies, contaminants, inflammation) it’s also a quick, versatile and really yummy source of protein and healthy fats. A few things to know … Continue reading

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Back in the day, I would count down the hours until a certain seasonal beverage made its appearance at the Starbucks down the street from my first apartment. Fall was synonymous with the ubiquitous Pumpkin Spice Latte. Many, many PSLs … Continue reading

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Berry Chia Jam

Taking a brief respite from pumpkin recipes (very brief, believe me) to share a patriotic treat for Election Day. Once I started making homemade jam, it seemed silly to continue with store-bought. Admittedly, I still occasionally buy grape jelly for … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Apple Spice Muffins

Happy National Pumpkin Day! Of course, that’s a thing. Apparently I missed National Nut Day last week (though I inevitably celebrated with Nuttzo. Ob. Sessed.) It would be a shame not to celebrate one of my favorite parts of the … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Now that I work from home, I have the little luxury of making legit breakfast any day of the week. In my office days, breakfast was generally oats in a jar eaten hurriedly over my keyboard while I answered the … Continue reading

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Homemade Pumpkin Butter

Warm, creamy, spicy – pumpkin butter is fall in a jar. It might come as a bit of a shock, but I kind of have a thing for fall. And pumpkin. All the pumpkin. I unapologetically embrace the addiction. I … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday – Carrot Lentil Soup

Warm soup on a chilly fall night? Nothing better. I first fell in love with thick, blended soups in Ireland. It became my mission to try the unique blends at every pub we visited. Guinness? I was all about brown … Continue reading

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