pesto pasta salad with asparagus

Well it’s a gorgeous day out in Chicago today, but I’m laid up on the couch as I tried to lift a bunch of dirt (don’t ask) and pulled out my darn back…again. UGH! I hobbled on in back to the house hanging on Dave’s arm and after icing my back decided I was going…

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marinated mixed beans with herbs

I’ll be honest. I’ve been in a food rut. I’ve just been eating the same things over and over again, including frozen pizzas and taco bell. Don’t judge – life has been busy and I love me a good chalupa. But all the junk was catching up with me, so when I saw this presumably…

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meatless monday: four-ingredient blueberry scones

I was totally, totally, totally going to leave the house yesterday, but then this happened… Of course I have no fear in venturing out in the snow (I am Midwestern-bred after all) but something about having a lazy Sunday in sounded perfect. So since today is Meatless Monday I thought I’d make something yummy to…

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meatless monday: pasta with sun-dried tomato cream sauce

I’ve been inspired by my pal Debbie over at The Mountain Kitchen to try this whole Meatless Monday thang. While the name of this blog and my life are heavily influenced by meat – the barbecues, the meatloafs, the tacos, the steak-ums and more – I really love all food and thought this could be…

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curried cauliflower soup

Alright, alright – there really isn’t anything meaty or messy about this recipe but I hear every once in awhile you’re supposed to eat some vegetables, so here we go. I love, love, LOVE curry so when I saw this recipe on Food52 I had to give it a whirl. I added cream, because duh.…

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