Toasted Corned Beef Baugette Sandwiches


My favorite St. Patrick’s Day memory was in 2nd grade. The day before, my teacher had us set up “leprechaun traps” of our own devising, made of elementary school staples like straws, glue, and construction paper. When we came in the next morning, we found the traps destroyed and bits of green felt and gold glitter…

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Lavender Shortbread Cookies


I would love to visit the lavender fields of Provence in the summer. My perfect day would be taking a slow drive along the lavender route, watching the hazy purple rows. I’d stop at an interesting village and get a little snack from a café with une limonade, s’il vous plaît. Since it is not summer, and I…

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Orange French Toast Casserole


When I was grocery shopping for the ingredients for this casserole, I was pretty hungry. Sometimes hunger will make you do weird things. I noticed some vegetarian bacon on sale and thought it seemed like a great side to have with my french toast casserole. I mean, I love turkey bacon, I’d probably like vegetarian…

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Chicken Sausage, Potato, and Spinach Soup


With all the fanfare regarding child sex trafficking surrounding the recent Super Bowl, I thought it would be appropriate to share a little about where I’m working right now. For the past several months, I’ve been working as a research intern with Georgia Cares, an organization that works with victims of domestic minor sex trafficking…

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Citrus Tuna Fettuccine


Yesterday I went with the folks from my internship to a staff training session at the coolest house I have ever seen. My favorite room was a library/sitting room with books arranged by color on several beautifully curated shelves. There was also a wall of colorful felted wool dryer balls that looked like something out of a modern…

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African Curried Chickpea Stew


Yesterday Drew and I discussed our eating goals. We decided that we want to continue trying to eat lots of whole food vegetarian and vegan meals. Currently, our dinners consist of about 60% vegetarian/vegan meals, 30% poultry meals, and 10% fish meals. We eat red meat or pork only on very rare occasions  – like if…

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Persian Pomegranate Chicken


This dish vaguely reminds me of pad thai. I think it’s the lime and the nuttiness from the walnuts? And this is a pretty easy and quick meal. The first time I made it, I thought it would take quite a while to prep and cook so I almost didn’t make it because Drew and…

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