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Gluten-Free Gnocchi Aglio Olio (from scratch!)

Back in my gluten-eating days, I had a minor major pasta addiction. I’ve found a great brand of gluten-free pasta that is actually equivalent to regular pasta, if you can believe it (product review to come!), and I use that all the time! But I’ve always wanted to try making my own pasta, and decided […]

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Mac & Cheese from Scratch…and Tofu Fries

This is a healthier, nutritious,¬†and possibly more delicious take on your favorite meal as a kid: Kraft Mac and Cheese and Ore-Ida fries that Mom cooked in the oven. Sorry Ma, but we’re ditching the neon orange cheese and preservatives this time. So here’s your favorite lunch revamped: mac & cheese from scratch with tofu […]

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Spaghetti with Basil Pesto & Sauteed Spinach

I could seriously bathe in basil pesto. It is so good, I can barely stop myself from eating a family-sized portion, plus garlic bread. But here’s the problem: basil pesto is mediocre at best unless it’s homemade. I tried pesto for the first time a couple years ago at a restaurant, and subsequently bought a […]

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Effortless Southwestern Bowl for the Lazy Chef

I am the worst offender when it comes to being a lazy chef. I always want a delicious, non-frozen, healthy meal from scratch, but sometimes it is just way too hard to get off the couch. Today was one of those days, so I solved my paradoxical food problem with the Southwestern Bowl. This recipe […]

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Mac & Cheese Revamped (and Vegan!)

It’s been a while since I posted, but as I finally have a spare couple minutes I am beginning to post all the recipes I’ve cooked and wanted to share since the start of Fall. Today, we make vegan mac and cheese from scratch. Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked pasta (your choice, I used fettucine) 2 […]

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