Cajun-Style Blackened Halibut


I was in DC over the weekend for a super quick visit. I dropped Lily off at my parent’s house in Chicago and quickly reminded my mom, “She gets 1 1/2 cups…twice a day.” She cut me off half way through my sentence saying, “Nicole, I know, I know..” When I returned Sunday night, I… 

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Maple Glazed Salmon with Tomato-Dill Couscous


When did yesterday get weird? Hmm. During my morning cup of coffee, I decided to get on Twitter and thank my Illini basketball players for a fabulous season. Unfortunately, they were knocked out of the NCAA tournament after a very questionable call with just over 90 seconds left in the game. The guys were so… 

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Meatless Monday: Giant Whole Wheat Apple-Oat Breakfast Cookies


In high school I had a really fun job at a paint-your-pot pottery studio. I loved helping with kids’ birthday parties and as someone who used to be somewhat artistic, it was a fun outlet for my creative side. The studio so happened to be right by a bakery. In fact, you couldn’t get to… 

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Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon


Yesterday, our cleaning lady brought in these 2 packages from our front porch. I was moving them off the island so I could start on dinner and one of the boxes weighed a TON. Addressed to Mr. Prevention, I set it aside and went about my way. When he got home, I told him about… 

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Salmon with Mango Chimichurri + Weekly Menu


As Mr. Prevention and I (Lily, too!) were driving to the CSA farm yesterday, he said he had received a Groupon email notification for Lake Michigan salmon fishing. Naive little me had to do some research into this — I thought salmon was a salt water commodity only. Clearly, I’ve lived in the central states… 

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