Spaghetti Carbonara

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Its very rare that I crave something in the true sense of the word and I am almost never an emotional eater, but very rarely — usually when something is just “off” about my day and I’m not quite where I should be in my spirit—I develop an intense gut-wrenching need to have a bowl… 

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Asian Glazed Baked Wings

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Sooooo…. yeah, I’m sorry — I know I haven’t posted in 2 months — major fail on my part. The last two months have involved a ton of travel (pictures of delicious Italian food to come), some much needed family time at my parents’ house and a crazy-busy month at work.  All that being said… 

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Strawberry and Feta Salad with Strawberry Dressing

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The tiny little chill in the air lately as I head to work in the morning lets me know that summer is slowly but surely drawing to a close. Sadly, in just a few weeks,  this over abundance of fresh, bright, colorful fruit wont be available to us anymore. So there’s no time like the presence… 

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Mediterranean Pearl Couscous and Shrimp Salad

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So this morning I ran the last 6 miles I needed to complete my 100 mile challenge for the month of July. My friend Sara invited me to join her in challenging myself and I have to say… I was challenged.  There were definitely some morning where I couldn’t make myself get up to do… 

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Penne alla Vodka

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“I’ve been gone for a minute, now I’m back with the jump off”  (If you dont know this lyric we can’t really be friends) Its been two weeks since I last posted a recipe and that’s just terrible! But I have a semi-good excuse — I’ve been absolutely swamped with work and life. This weekend… 

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Thai Poached Fish with Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms

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Poaching  is one of those underused and unappreciated cooking techniques that, when remembered, makes you think, “why don’t I do this more?”  Poaching is just cooking something gently in liquid  — and fish is the perfect candidate. Its a delicate protein that often needs a gentle cooking method and is a great canvas for a variety of… 

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Seared Scallops with Pea Puree and Crispy Prosciutto

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It is impossible for me to overstate just how easy this dish is… seriously… top 5 easiest dishes in my arsenal. But look how damn beautiful it is! Doesn’t it look fancy and complicated and serious? Well its not… its simple and sophisticated. In fact, this dish is almost offensively simple… Sometimes when I make this for… 

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