Italian Stuffed Eggplant

September 13, 2016

Apparently, I’m still stuck in Italy! Though I’ve kicked the pasta and Focaccia bread to the curb (thank goodness because I’m not ready to gain all my baby weight back), I just can’t let go of that Italian seasoning. So here’s my happy...

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Rise and Shine Breakfast Bakes

August 29, 2016

I’ve never been a big breakfast eater, but in the past year I’ve redoubled my efforts in that department. With longer days as a mom and business owner of sorts, I find my energy fizzling out on those days I don’t start with some...

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Vegetarian Cauliflower Stir-Fry

August 22, 2016

I’m by no means a chef, nor is Model Behaviors a food site. I remember when I first started the website, I got a lot of flak about not having a niche. You’re a model but you don’t want to write about fashion? You have degrees in...

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Cedar Plank Wild Alaskan Salmon

August 15, 2016

I’m excited to share a recipe that reflects a couple of my favorite hometown resources—wild Alaskan salmon and the aromatic Alaskan Yellow Cedar. Wild salmon has to be one of the healthiest foods around. It’s an excellent source of...

Homemade Tagliatelle al Ragu di Carne

August 8, 2016

Just the mention of Tuscany causes me to sway my hips from side to side and close my eyes, losing myself in a deep and melodic daydream. Those golden rolling hills captured in so many Renaissance paintings had me at first sight, and...

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Carrot Mango Madness

August 1, 2016

As you might’ve noticed over the past year, I’ve been keeping things simple in the kitchen. There are many reasons for this. The first reason is time. I don’t have the luxury of dilly-dallying like I used to. Now when I’m in the...

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Garlic Chicken for Beginning Cooks

July 18, 2016

I love cooking. I’m constantly calling my mom for new recipes or perusing Pinterest for different dinner ideas. Sometimes, I’m even known to put my own twist on things, and after a bit of experimenting, this Garlic Chicken for...

Sweet Potatoes 2-Ways

July 11, 2016

Now that Darlington is eating solids, many of my mom-friends ask about her eating habits. Luckily, she’s a great eater, and she’s pretty adventurous, too. I attribute this newfound zest for solids to our months of cooking together and...

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Fourth of July CarrHot Dog

July 4, 2016

“HOT DOG! GET YER HAWWWT DAWWWWG!!!” I can still hear my favorite vendor with the handlebar mustache tempting us fans back in those days when I was a Wrigley Field regular. I’ve traced my love of hot dogs back to that particular time...

Let’s Talk about Tofu!

June 20, 2016

Raise your hand if you run screaming at the mention of tofu. Or if you just threw up a little bit in your mouth. Now tell me, why the tofu-phobia? Have you had a bad experience with tofu? Did tofu steal your boyfriend? Did tofu key...