vegetables and fruits

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Whole Wheat Pasta

by heidi September 23, 2014
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“I like the chicken. And the broccoli is pretty good. But I like the pasta the best.” Music to this mama’s ears, especially given I was delivering whole wheat pasta for dinner. I’m not going to paint a picture that’s all rosy and rah-rah that says my family agrees with […]

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How to Roast Chile Peppers

by heidi September 10, 2014
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Whether you like them hot, sweet or somewhere in between, roasting chile peppers takes any variety of peppers to a whole new level. The closest I’ve been able to get my hands on real deal Hatch chiles has been when Whole Foods loads up their inventory. But when my friend […]

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How to Make Hatch Chile Salsa Verde

by heidi September 9, 2014
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Right now. It’s happening. And there’s no better time to take advantage of it—of every single, last, bit(e). There’s truly no better—and easier—time of year to eat seasonal. Fresh fruit is literally falling from the trees and the bounty of the summer harvest is at full throttle, artfully displayed in […]

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Easy Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

by heidi September 4, 2014
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If you’re like me, cooking is simply part of life’s continuing education. Just when I think, “I’ve got this down pat,” or “There’s no possible way this could taste any better,” I get schooled once again. Take for example the basic, elemental pasta sauce. The one that is so simple […]

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Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze

by heidi September 2, 2014
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The first bite of recipe creating inspiration for me often starts with—you got it—the first bite. Case in point, my dinner last Friday night. Even though it was Labor Day weekend, the mountains delivered a chilly preview of what’s soon to be in store. I love fall. I can’t wait. My […]

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