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Hello from beautiful Napa Valley! I spent the better area of the weekend on the Culinary Institute of America with the united states Dry Pea & Lentil Council studying pulses, cooking within their gorgeous kitchens, and gaining some serious skills in gluten free/grain free cooking!

Before we enter the recipe, you may be curious about the term ‘pulses’. Essentially, pulses are dried out peas, lentils, coffee beans and chickpeas and may be eaten a number of different ways. (Remember these black bean brownies ? SO GOOD and you also can’t even flavor the coffee beans!) This past weekend I learned …

Hello from beautiful Napa Valley! I spent the better area of the weekend on the Culinary Institute of America with the united states Dry Pea & Lentil Council studying pulses, cooking within their gorgeous kitchens, and gaining some serious skills in gluten free/grain free cooking! Read More »

I’m back Minnesota this week taking pleasure in time with my Mom. She’s making me put over coffee right now. Outside the trees are bare, the wind is definitely cool and well, essentially it’s freezing. But alas, this is where I grew up and I’m pleased to be hanging out with her.

As I discussed earlier, the explanation for my check out was based on the fact that my own body continues to be super crazy lately; we’ll be going to a few doctors along with a chiropractor to get things find out. I was able to go for a 2 mile run on Saturday, but I’m …

I’m back Minnesota this week taking pleasure in time with my Mom. She’s making me put over coffee right now. Outside the trees are bare, the wind is definitely cool and well, essentially it’s freezing. But alas, this is where I grew up and I’m pleased to be hanging out with her. Read More »

Flourless Almond Butter CHOCOLATES Chunk Cookies with sea salt

And these cookies? Well I am enjoying them, as well. Cookies are always an excellent solution. I began by replacing the peanut butter with almond butter and glucose with honey. I also decreased the amount of sweetener since honey is definitely normally sweeter than sugars, consequently I didn’t need as much. The result? Perfectly soft …

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If I ever move somewhere else in america, it might be to California. Recently I’ve been thinking about the days after i utilized to live in Hermosa Beach The weather was indescribably gorgeous. The neon red and orange sunsets had been incredible. The wines were bold and indigenous. The hiking trails were gruesome (in a good way).

Each year these recollections come up as we approach cooler temperatures. I can already feel it happening and I’m not ready yet. How about you? Another thing I specifically remember on the subject of my amount of time in California, is the always fresh and flavorful salmon. We most likely had it at least one …

If I ever move somewhere else in america, it might be to California. Recently I’ve been thinking about the days after i utilized to live in Hermosa Beach The weather was indescribably gorgeous. The neon red and orange sunsets had been incredible. The wines were bold and indigenous. The hiking trails were gruesome (in a good way). Read More »

This Summer continues to be full of margaritas, travel, baseball, therefore MUCH FOOD. I’ve experienced therefore blessed to be able to take a lot of weekend trips in between my long work weeks. The photos below capture some of the moments of several journeys to Miami, North & SC.

You can even check out my Trip Consultant profile to check out some of the places I’ve stayed. I need to get better about researching the restaurants I’ve consumed at. That’s on my to do list next! I LOVE margaritas. They’re hands down my favorite beverage and what better place to appreciate them then gorgeous, …

This Summer continues to be full of margaritas, travel, baseball, therefore MUCH FOOD. I’ve experienced therefore blessed to be able to take a lot of weekend trips in between my long work weeks. The photos below capture some of the moments of several journeys to Miami, North & SC. Read More »

Spicy Butternut Squash Dark Bean Enchiladas with Chipotle Greek Yogurt Sauce

Healthy vegetarian butternut squash black bean enchiladas using a delicious chipotle greek yogurt sauce. These enchiladas are filled with protein! Dare I state best vegetarian enchilada formula ever? So you guys know I’m enthusiastic about baking, right? Essentially all of my cupboards are stocked with all sorts of flour you can imagine. I usually come …

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Not long ago i attended the BlogHer Meals meeting in Austin, Texas. It was an entire blast! I ate ice cream sandwiches how big is face, paid attention to established bloggers speak, met Pleasure the Baker (my cooking inspiration), therefore many talented ladies who love meals just as much as I do.

Here we are with Ree, also find out as The Pioneer Girl I also had the opportunity to meet her amazing sister Betsy, who runs Tasty Kitchen Both were sweet and filled with smiles. I roomed with Christy from THE LADY Who Ate Everything , Carrian from Oh Special Basil , and Kristy from Lovely …

Not long ago i attended the BlogHer Meals meeting in Austin, Texas. It was an entire blast! I ate ice cream sandwiches how big is face, paid attention to established bloggers speak, met Pleasure the Baker (my cooking inspiration), therefore many talented ladies who love meals just as much as I do. Read More »

Hello and welcome to stressville. The house offer was accepted this weekend and we’re in the midst of coordinating inspections, lawyer fees and contracts. I’m really thrilled though and for the most part I’ve been managing it like I normally would aka cooking everything and forgetting all about my real world responsibilities.

Anyway, while I’m off in la la property (and possibly taking a few days off from blogging), I wanted to offer a formula for HEALTHY fudge. It’s genuine, dreamy and in addition tastes just like the real deal. Plus only 4 ingredients are involved! Tell me: Have you ever endured a dreamy healthy fudge before? …

Hello and welcome to stressville. The house offer was accepted this weekend and we’re in the midst of coordinating inspections, lawyer fees and contracts. I’m really thrilled though and for the most part I’ve been managing it like I normally would aka cooking everything and forgetting all about my real world responsibilities. Read More »