Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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After five years in the work force, one of the best lessons I’ve learned is that the goodwill you garner by offering baked goods will come in handy when you’re having trouble with an excel table or really need someone to get on a call with you on a Friday afternoon. In work, as in… 

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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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Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Aioli

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Happy Monday and I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I just got back from St. John this morning after seeing my oldest friend marry an amazing man on Saturday,  so I’m one cloud nine… and very very tired.  I’m pretty sure that by the time I get home I will be in absolutely no… 

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Asparagus, Snap Pea and Parmesan Salad

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Perhaps you’ve noticed that I’m posting a lot of salads lately. Though I haven’t experienced a total change of heart regarding bowls of raw vegetables, I have realized that I will have to spend a lot of this summer walking around in public in a swimsuit — since that’s not possible on my regular intake of pasta… 

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Stone Fruit Salad with Basil

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This salad is a thing of beauty — both literally and metaphorically. The problem is that it’s incredibly hard to classify. Is it a dessert? A side dish? A savory salad? It’s all of those things and so much more. It’s perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream — the herbaceous basil plays off… 

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Kale Salad with Grapefruit, Pepitas and Pecorino

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Lets talk about kale, baby/ Lets talk about you and me/ Lets talk about all the good things/and the bad things that may be/ Lets talk about kale. So here’s the thing about Kale — its super freaking healthy, packed with vitamins and has anti-cancer properties. It’s basically the Superman of vegetables. Unfortunately, like Superman,… 

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