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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…

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Smoothie crazed, at long last

When it comes to food trends, I guess I’m one of those bandwagon stragglers. First with the kale, now with the smoothies. Anyway, I’ve been making smoothies now for several weeks and I’m loving them. Thanks to my Vitamix they’re fast and easy, and thanks to Oregon’s summer bounty, they’re full of wonderful fruit. This…

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Triumphant homemade pizza, finally!

Pizza has been my Achille’s heel for, well, forever. No more! Equipped with store-bought dough and regular old baking sheets, I can now create a delectable pizza all by myself. (Next step, homemade crust). I’ve made these two recipes twice in the recent past, and each time, both pizzas were marvelous. Ingredients (Peach and caramelized…