Tag Archives: gluten-free

Breakfast Potatoes with Pepper and Onion

If I had time to roast potatoes for breakfast every single morning, I would.  No doubt.  Unfortunately I don’t have the will power to roll out of bed 45 minutes earlier than I already have to – waking up at 4:45am is enough of a struggle as is!  But whenever I make these dreamy potatoes, I always make enough for Monday morning leftovers.  What could be a better way to beat the Monday Morning Blues than to wake up to some awesome breakfast potatoes?

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Gotta have some toast and eggs with these potatoes! (plus a farm fresh pear)

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Pesto Risotto

I put risotto, Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto to be specific, on the menu for our first week in VA, and I was SO excited to have it for dinner!  Ever since doing food tasting for our wedding, I have been in awe of the creamy, delicious-ness that is risotto!  The caterer brought out this rich and luscious butternut squash risotto, and I was sold on both the caterer and this amazing food called risotto I had never tried before.

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Broccoli and Asparagus Soup for Fiesta Friday

I’ve decided to join in on Fiesta Friday!  For more information about it, check out The Novice Gardner.  I discovered Fiesta Friday through one of this week’s host Butter, Basil, and Breadcrumbs – she posted this amazing-looking Molten Lava Cake, and I couldn’t resist checking it out!  To celebrate Friday, spring time, and asparagus, my contribution to the Fiesta is Broccoli and Asparagus Soup.

I have been on an extremely almost-obsessive asparagus kick for the last month!  Hey, if they’re only in season for a few months, why not take advantage of it?  I currently have 3 pounds of asparagus in the fridge, but some of it is for others too…

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Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and Asparagus

2014-04-20 14.46.33I love asparagus! I love asparagus! I love asparagus!! Have I mentioned that I love asparagus?  I love it so much that I never order it at restaurants because I know that they will only give me 4 measly spears, and all I will be left thinking about is how I want more!  Each week, I buy a pound of asparagus, and between me and Adam, it is gone in one night! Continue reading

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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I found this cake on one of those Buzzfeed “30 Recipes with 3 ingredients” or something like that…  I have a bad habit lately of spending my time surfing the internet for recipes, looking through cooking blogs, and bookmarking more recipes than I will ever have time to make.  That article took me to Gimme Some Oven’s 3-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake.  This recipe reminded Adam of a dessert we had on our honeymoon: Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce.  It was his favorite dessert from our whole honeymoon, and probably mine too, but at this point I don’t remember any of the other ones…  We had it at Cafe Pesto, which just so happens to have served his favorite dinner from our honeymoon as well.  So if you are ever on the Big Island in Hawaii, go to Cafe Pesto! You won’t regret it!!
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Mexican Quinoa Salad (with Beef)

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I love quinoa!  It’s so filling and there are so many things you can do with it.  As a vegetarian, you eat a lot of grains, and it is very easy to get sick of pasta and rice all the time.  Quinoa is a great way to mix things up!  Plus quinoa is a superfood – it is very high in protein, it is actually a complete protein and is high in fiber, iron, and magnesium. Continue reading

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