Chunky Beef Stew

November 30, 2015

In college, I earned the nickname Crockpot Queen from the boys in my apartment complex. As you can imagine, it was the most prized possession in my rather limited arsenal of kitchen weaponry....

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Introducing Solids into a Baby’s Diet: Carrots

November 23, 2015

What is the first thing veteran parents ask new parents when they see a newborn? How are they sleeping? After the first 3-4 weeks of waking up every two hours, Darlington started sleeping like a little rock star, between 6-8 hours. We...

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Courtney’s Cilantro Key Lime Pie

November 16, 2015

Okay, y’all, I’m usually a fancy dessert person. Think crème brûlée, tiramisu, and île flottante, but this pie—this pie!—I might love it a tiny bit more than any dessert I’ve ever had. It’s super light, and the cilantro counterbalances...

Pumpkin Crush

November 9, 2015

It’s only natural to add unnecessary junk—salt, butter, sugar, and a variety of sauces—to already perfect foods. I’m guessing we’re all guilty of it at one time or another. It might be an American thing to do, but whatever it is, I’m...

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Kale Chicken Caesar Salad

November 2, 2015

I’m always in the mood for a Caesar salad, but I find that kale is so much heartier than romaine and makes for a better fall/winter salad because salad isn’t just for the summertime. This is by far one of the easiest salad recipes and...

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Pick Me Up Plum

October 26, 2015

Plums are nature’s answer to the Sour Patch Kid. They’re the most balanced blend of sweet, sour, and juicy. And not to mention, they’re way healthier! The darker and redder the plum, the more nutritional benefits—like anthocyanins for...

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White Bean and Ham Soup

October 19, 2015

I’ve never met a soup I didn’t like! But in Dallas, with all our months of warm weather, a hearty soup doesn’t always sound so appetizing. And a gazpacho or any cold soup for that matter just isn’t going to do the trick. Nevertheless,...

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Ginger Root Juice

October 12, 2015

This time of year my senses are alive with all the rich seasonal spices. One of my go-to spices, ginger, happens to be a year-round favorite because it’s so much more than a fall filler. Like most of my favorite natural ingredients,...

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Couscous Cobb Salad

October 5, 2015

What’s better than a fresh Cobb salad? What’s better than couscous? Now, imagine the two together. It totally makes sense, right? I love having these little epiphanies. It’s kind of like the Chip Clip. Why didn’t I think of it sooner?...

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Peach Harvest

September 28, 2015

I love fall, but the only thing that I don’t like about the crisp, beautiful change of weather is the fact that peach season comes to an end. That juicy fruit with its velvety and nutritious skin is hard to beat. In fact, peaches are...

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