Tofu Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

So there were 3 good reasons to make stir fry. Use my new knife, make the peanut sauce, use my new specialty (and local) olive oil. Tofu stir fry had to happen.

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Butternut Squash Cranberry Quinoa Fall Dish

The story behind this combination of flavors to create butternut squash cranberry quinoa shows just why I love being a food blogger.
I love to read about food.  Going over a recipe and seeing all the variety of ingredients and studying how they combined them.

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Egg Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I learned something new today.  There are sweet potatoes that are not orange.  I was making this recipe, I cut off the tops of the sweet potatoes, and….they were white.  I was mad at myself because I thought I accidentally got russet potatoes instead of sweet potatoes.  I sampled them and they tasted like sweet potatoes.

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Tomato Gorgonzola Soup

Until recently, I didn’t really like soup.  Something about drinking food with chunks in it seemed really weird to me.  That was until I went to this small soup shop in Tacoma, Washington called Infinite Soups.  I had a tomato gorgonzola soup, and it was amazing.  

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Miso Soup

As you may have guessed, I’m REALLY picky.  I pretty much assume anything I don’t like must be gross.  Typically, I’m wrong.  The most egregious error I’ve made due to my pickiness was assuming that all soups were gross.

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My First Time Making Sushi

Have you ever wanted to make sushi, but didn’t because it seemed too intimidating? That was me for a while. As it turns out, it’s not scary. Since I’ve been cooking more, I feel like I’ve been getting better at it and I’m more confident.

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Heart Shaped Sushi

Valentine’s Day is coming up!  Lots of people celebrate by going out to a fancy dinner, but some people prefer to celebrate by making something special for their loved ones.  If you’re looking for a fun idea that will make anyone happy, look no further.

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Spicy Blackened Tilapia

I’m trying to be adventurous. I’m a fairly picky eater and I tend to stay away from meats and fish, but I’ve been trying to branch out. When my boyfriend orders meat or seafood at a restaurant, I’ll try a bite. It’s a big step for me. Usually I’m not a huge fan of what he orders, but most things are not as bad as I remember them being.

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Green Smoothies and my first GIVEAWAY

When Hilary Greenleaf sent me an email asking if I wanted to talk about green smoothies and her new book “The Green Smoothie Diet,” my first thought was “No way, smoothies with spinach are definitely no good.”  For some reason, I decided to reply and say, “Let me check out your book first.”

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Chinese Steamed Buns

I first tried Shinese steamed buns when a vegan friend prepared an elaborate dinner for a little party.  They were delicious.  Whenever I try to find Chinese steamed buns like her’s, they ALWAYS have pork in them.  That’s when I took matters into my own hands.

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