Green Beans with Shallots and Pine Nuts

green beans with pine nuts

When we were in South Korea for 10 days, aside from the tour to the DMZ D was most looking forward to the Starcraft Tournament in Seoul. Back before our blogging and travel planning days started, D was a part-time computer gamer – limited to the computer game Starcraft II. When I would be cooking… 

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Japchae – Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry


Japchae is a Korean dish made with glass (sweet potato starch) noodles and vegetables. I have had glass noodle dishes before but never been served them by Koreans, so when our couchsurfing hosts in Gyeongu, South Korea mentioned that Japchae would accompany the acorn jelly salad for dinner I was elated.

Quinoa with Pesto Tomatoes and Corn

Quinoa with Pesto

To switch it up a little bit from the few Asian themed recipes I posted recently today I’m sharing a quinoa recipe. I fell in love with quinoa earlier this year and used to cook it at least once a week. It will definitely be one of the foods I will miss while I’m frolicking around Asia… 

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Quinoa with Eggplant and Roasted Red Peppers

Quinoa with Eggplant and Feta

How is it August 21st already? Where has the time gone? How is it possible that I’m turning 24 in only a few days!?!?! When I was younger I used to think that when you turned a certain age you just started to feel that age (or how I  thought you should feel at that… 

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Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

sundried tomato pesto

Get My Weekly Meal Plan Plus My FREE GF/DF Avocado Recipes Ebook. I love having home made pesto in the fridge. It’s perfect for all snacking occasions. When I come home from work starving, lacking even the energy to make it through cooking dinner, dipping a few crackers into this vegan sun dried tomato pesto… 

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Baked Squash and Pesto Gratin

squash gratin with pesto and gruyere

Last Thursday I received my third From the Farmer DC Delivery. They always deliver the baskets between 4 and 7am so I giddily wake up for work, rush to the front door and unpack the basket of goodies, all excited to see what fresh fruits and veggies are in store for me. Kind of like a child… 

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Breaded and Baked Tomatoes for Slave Free Tomatoes

baked and broiled tomatoes

Today I am donating my post to the fight for Slave Free Tomatoes which is going on right here in the US. Yes tomato pickers being treated like slaves right in Florida. Unacceptable doesn’t even begin to describe this behavior.

Vegan Zucchini Saute and My First Blog Giveaway!

zucchini saute

I’m so glad it’s finally Friday. After 5 days of being cooped up in an office, chained to my chair with eyes glued to the computer screen for hours on end I’m ready for a break.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie for Secret Recipe Club

blueberry banana apple smoothie

This is my first time participating in the Secret Recipe Club where each month you are assigned a food blog and on the selected day you are to post a recipe from that food blogger. This month’s I was assigned Lynn’s blog from Cafe Lynnylu. She’s had the blogging running since 2005 (wow) and aside… 

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Avocado Chickpea Salad

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I get to work between 7:30-8 every morning. Though I’m not exactly a morning person I actually prefer this to coming in around 9:15 when the majority of my co-workers start to trickle in. Let’s dissect my thinking behind this. First off I take the metro to work, and if you do too you know… 

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