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Lemon dijon green beans with almonds

I couldn’t remember the last time I bought green beans, until I picked up these ones at our neighborhood farmer’s market this week. Historically, I’ve prepared my green beans the same way: with some combo of garlic (power or fresh) and soy sauce (although in recent history it’s usually been Braggs). This was a staple side…

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Duck egg delight

I’m not exactly sure what to call this recipe, but nomenclature aside, it’s phenomenally delicious. We picked up some duck eggs at the Portland Farmers’ Market a few weeks ago and they have contributed to some extraordinary meals; simple, but incredibly rich and satisfying. This is another version we’ve been enjoying lately, with some wonderful…

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Cannellini beans with pesto and cherry tomatoes

This low-maintenance meal features the co-stars of summer: basil and tomatoes. I plucked these juicy tomatoes from our garden, and the pesto from my frozen stash. All that was left was to open a can of cannellini beans, and stir! Ingredients 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed ~5 cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered, depending on size 1 Tbsp…

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Scrambled duck eggs with pesto

This is quite possibly the most delicious super-fast meal I have ever concocted. Seriously, the concentration of mouth-watering-ness per second is off the charts. That is, if you have pesto cubes in your freezer, like I do. If not, I suggest you remedy this STAT, as frozen pesto cubes are quite possibly my most exciting…

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Tzatziki makes dinner

I’ve been wanting to make tzatziki sauce for a long time, but never had until tonight! I was inspired by the gorgeous cukes at the farmers market and a post on the beautiful blog, A Couple Cooks. All that was left was to incorporate a few more ingredients to make my sauce into dinner (and…

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(vegan) chocolate pudding

Vegan is in parenthesis because you’d never know this pudding wasn’t straight from a snack pack, except for the fact that you won’t suffer a postprandial sugar high and subsequent crash after devouring it. I made my first batch following this recipe from Party in My Plants, a fun blog I’ve recently started perusing. It’s…