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Okra, Corn, and Tomato Sauté

This is my favorite time of year at the farmers’ market–well, my second favorite, after strawberry season. Three of my favorite produce items, okra, tomatoes, and corn, are all in abundance, and I love thinking up new ways to combine … Continue reading

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Herbed Quinoa Salad with Roasted Carrots and Pomegranate

When the weather gets slightly warmer and fresh herbs and vegetables are in season, I start making lots of salad. This herbed quinoa salad is one of my favorite things I’ve made lately. The recipe comes from a blog I … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Spice Applesauce

One of my favorite fall activities is apple picking. I usually go at least once a year. On Saturday, my boyfriend and I headed to Eckert’s Farm in Belleville, IL, to stock up on apples. It was a beautiful day … Continue reading

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Lemon Chicken from Ina Garten

My mom and my sisters love Ina Garten. They watch her cooking show. My mom owns a bunch of her cookbooks. My youngest sister had an Ina Garten Instagram account for a while, but I think she’s deleted it. They … Continue reading

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Kale Salad with Roasted Chickpeas and Tahini Dressing

I was browsing Instagram the other day and I saw a salad that looked so good, I knew I had to make it immediately. Like many food photos on Instagram, this one didn’t come with a recipe. So I decided … Continue reading

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Immune-Boosting Mango Raspberry Smoothie

This smoothie is as bright as it looks in the picture. I swear. No tinkering or filters…it’s actually that vibrant. It’s the perfect thing to drink when you feel like you’re getting a cold, which usually happens to me once … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Soba Noodle Salad

My friend Jim likes to smoke salmon, and the other day he was generous enough to give me some. It was perfect timing because I’d been thinking about making soba noodle salad with smoked salmon. This salad is something you … Continue reading

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