Berry and Goat Cheese Dessert Pizza

Berry and Goat Cheese Dessert Pizza - a quick and beautiful summertime dessert!

When I think of 4th of July desserts, the first thing that comes to mind is the ubiquitous 4th of July Poke Cake.  It was a staple of my childhood. Thanksgiving and Christmas brought great food, but the striped poke cake was one of my favorite seasonal desserts. Now the years have come and gone, and though…

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Spinach and Brussel Leaf Sauté

Spinach and Brussel Leaf Sauté

I remember the first time I realized vegetables could be delicious. It was at some point when I was in high school and my mom had just purchased a Cooking Light cookbook. She made several vegetable recipes that were incredibly tasty and glazed with simple combinations of things like soy sauce, browned butter, and maple syrup. They were…

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Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

When most people think Indian food, their mind jumps immediately to curry. This dish has no curry powder and is perfect for someone who wants to try Indian food for the first time – it’s just tenderly cooked chicken in a creamy fragrant tomato sauce. While I think this recipe is definitely restaurant-quality and one of my favorite…

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Fish Tacos with Cilantro Garlic Slaw

Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

I had a lovely summer day rafting on the Chattahoochee with some friends this morning on their massive, ultra-comfy raft called the “Relaxation Station.” While we were planning this outing, my friend kept referring to it as the Relaxation Station and I thought that was just her quaint name for the raft. But that is it’s actual…

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Coconut Banana Oatmeal

Coconut Banana Oatmeal

This recipe for Coconut Banana Oatmeal was inspired by a delicious breakfast I had during our trip to Vancouver. I was craving oatmeal and was so intrigued by the coconut milk, dark chocolate and cinnamon toppings that I ordered it and just picked the banana slices off (why can’t I eat banana? it’s connected to a latex…

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Whole Wheat Penne with Kale and White Beans

Whole Wheat Penne with Kale and White Beans

This recipe for Whole Wheat Penne with Kale and White Beans was inspired by ATK’s newly-published The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook. I updated the recipe by increasing the amount of red pepper flakes to make it a bit spicier and opted to add a larger amount of freshly grated parmesan cheese in the bean sauce to make it…

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Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade

This Watermelon Lemonade is tart and fruity – a perfect sweet drink for a hot summer day. This was the first time I’ve made homemade lemonade, and I can confidently say that it is 100x better than canned or powdered lemonade. My favorite part of making this recipe was smelling the watermelon juice – it reminds me of…

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Dijon Panko Crusted Chicken Breasts

Mustard Panko Crusted Chicken Breasts

Oh hey friends! Guess what? I started a new job last week as a paralegal at a small worker’s compensation firm in downtown Atlanta. It’s pretty exciting, but I’ll unfortunately have less time to cook time-consuming meals on the weeknights. So, recipes like Dijon Panko Crusted Chicken Breasts are totally a lifesaver. This takes only 5 ingredients,…

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Terimayo Japanese Hot Dogs

Terimayo Japanese Hot Dogs - inspired by the Japadog food truck in Vancouver. Seriously good.

Okay, I know what you are thinking: Alexa’s gone off the deep end with the unique recipes thing. But I promise, these are good. Think if hot dogs and sushi had a baby. Still not convinced? I’ve tried to explain this recipe to my parents and co-workers with a limited degree of success, so hang…

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Whole Wheat Strawberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Strawberry Muffins

I’m not too much of a breakfast person. I never have been and I probably never will be. It has nothing to do with breakfast foods themselves (I looove brinner). Just the fact that I move more like a slug and less like a person before 8am. But, even though I struggle to down a piece…

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