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2Towns Cider: Ginja’d Onion Jam

I recently had the pleasure of taking a very long drive down to Corvallis to meet some of the lineup at 2 Towns Cider.Β If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you may already know it is pretty much my favorite cidery around. I genuinely enjoy their product, and the love grew even more when I […]

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Red Lentils are Dal-icious!

Dal. Daal? Dahl? However you spell it, the stuff is awesome. My first attempt was stove top with yellow split peas, and while it too was delicious, I’ve moved to a way easier and less-involved process: this time, I’m whipping out the crock pot! Packed with protein and a pretty hue, I went with red […]

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Coconut-Curried Chicken & Broccoli

I won’t pretend to know a whole lot about Indian or Thai cuisines, but I do love the flavor profiles most commonly associated with these dishes and crave them often – especially with chicken. We picked up a 5 lb bag of frozen chicken breasts from Costco a few weeks ago, so I’ve had plenty […]

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Chicken Satay-Kebabs & Peanut Sauce

Inspired by a craving for peanut sauce and beloved ingredients in my pantry, I had a ton of fun experimenting with the marinade for this satay/kebab mashup today. If you are using wooden skewers, you should soak them in water for about 30 minutes before cooking to prevent the meat from sticking. Unfortunately I was […]

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First Attempt: Spinach is Dal-icious

Indian cuisine is excellent for warming weeknight meals, if you can avoid the rice (pretty much impossible, especially if you crave the spicy stuff like I do). Dal – a mild stew-like side dish of split lentils, peas, or beans – is one of The Boyfriend’s favorites so today I’m attempting to make my own […]

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Cocky Cajun Seasoning

Some of you may have noticed that I love my Cajun seasoning. I am on my third bottle of this pre-mixed stuff and I use it on practically everything… or at least I did. For whatever reason, checking out the label never crossed my mind before today and can you guess what I found? Sugar! […]

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Decontamination: Chicken Ginger Soup

My dad always bugs me to come over and make this soup for him when he’s sick, which seems to be an awful lot… good thing this is super easy! Ingredients: 1 medium-sized whole chicken (I recommend spending the extra $$ for a Kosher chicken for this) 1 large onion, cut in half 2 celery […]

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