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The Best Black Bean Brownies

Happy VALENTINE’S Day! I love V-day. It’s the sap in me. A day involving love, chocolate, and flowers…I’m in. Very in. When I got home from work yesterday, I found a box of chocolate-covered strawberries waiting for me at the door. The card read, “Please save some for me! See you tomorrow. Love, Mark and…

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Buffalo Ranch Panko Baked Chicken Fingers

I came home from the grocery store on Sunday and Mr. Prevention watched me as I unloaded everything and put it in its proper place in the fridge, freezer, and pantry. “What’s all that meat for?” he asked. “I’m out of town through Wednesday, remember?” “Yeah, I know” I said. “I had a lot of…

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Pumpkin Alfredo

There’s this patient-slash-customer at the hospital that tells “everyone he meets” that our cafeteria is “the best restaurants in town”. His words, verbatim. Promise. This is…incredibly flattering. The man is in the cafe getting lunch most days of the week and it seems I bump into him every time I turn around the hospital campus….

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Vegan Tamales + Weekly Menu

In the summer of 2011, I had the exciting opportunity to go to Singapore and Thailand. Our friend, Lena, was on an ex-pat assignment in Singapore and we looped in a trip to Thailand. Of all the note-worthy events from the trip, my ability to sleep for any length of time on planes or in…

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Zucchini, Carrot, and Apple Bread with Pecans and Chocolate Chips + Weekly Menu

Donna’s visit was amazing. No work on Friday and I got to spend the day biking a stunning trail until my tush could handle my bike seat no longer. While that was only 20 miles at a fairly pokey pace, it was a workout. We even followed it up with a 2 hour walk in…

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