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Money Matters: Shrimp Fajita Pasta

I’ve been feeling as though I’m in a vegetable depression. Other than asparagus, this time of year is spent waiting for all the best of produce to come into season. And even asparagus, that I love so much…especially grilled, has taken a back seat as the weather temperatures regressed back into into the 40’s and…

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Money Matters: Pea and Pesto Risotto + Weekly Menu

Happy Easter! I toyed with not posting today as many will probably be spending time with their families, conversing over a large spread of Easter food…but this recipe seemed all too fitting for the occasion. It was its pretty green colors and simple, fresh ingredients perfectly representing spring…as well as the thought that my mom…

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Meatless Monday & Money Matters: Black Bean and Rice Stuffed Peppers

Yesterday at around noon-ish (I think it was noon-ish…this whole spring forward business has me feeling all sorts of off), my kitchen was bustling with pepper preparations. I had purchased all of the ingredients for these peppers about a week ago, and the peppers were showing signs of aging. It was time to make stuffed…

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Money Matters: Creamy Chicken and Artichoke Pasta

Friday! I didn’t know that you would ever arrive! It’s been one of those weeks. Next week is finals! And then? Then I have my weekday evenings free. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love teaching…but after a year, I’m ready for a break from the evening gig. Ideally, I like to teach during…

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Meatless Monday & Money Matters: Lentil Tacos + Weekly Menu

My dog, Lily, is spoiled. I know, no one is surprised. (P.S. Lily has a post all of her own tomorrow – be sure to check it out!). Yesterday, Lily and I went on a mommy-daughter “field trip” to PetsMart (we referred to this as “Operation Get Away From Sick Daddy”). She got 2 new…

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