Apple Pie Spice “Un-Popcorn”

thanksgiving popcorn

I can’t believe I’ve never managed to share this little gem of a holiday recipe with you. I will admit, I’ve made it several times already. You’ll have to forgive me for not doing so sooner. You see, typically the Thanksgiving holiday is a whirlwind for me. I’m often working at the ol’ day job…

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Autumn Kale Salad with Apples and Candied Pecans

kale salad thanksgiving

If your Thanksgiving menu is anything like mine, it’s filled with the traditional fare: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, rolls, casseroles, pies, and more. All of these dishes are iconic, and I wouldn’t leave any of them out for anything. But honestly, it’s all so heavy. So when I’m brainstorming for vegetable or…

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Creamy Eggplant-Tahini Pasta Sauce


Until this past week, when we had below-freezing temperatures, my eggplant was still producing. It was a late-bloomer, as I didn’t even get my first eggplant until September. But each one I grew was gorgeous. I know I’m tooting my own horn, but seriously, take a look: I’m pretty proud of that. Apparently, half-ignoring your…

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Gluten-Free: The Beginning of a Healthier Lifestyle

Eating gluten-free does not always equal “healthy”. It definitely does not equal “weight loss”. For those without celiac disease or a gluten intolerance, gluten-free is not a magic cure-all, promising a happily ever after. (For those with celiac disease and intolerances, however, I can imagine that once you removed gluten, you likely felt like it…

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