October 31st, 2014

Cardamom Coconut Zucchini Bread {Gluten-free!}

by Chrissy

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Happy Friday, fine folks!

I bring to you some tasty breakfast bread that will help balance out all that candy you are bound to eat tonight, if you haven’t already been digging into that Trick-or-Treat supply…

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This flavorful coconut zucchini bread is gently wrapped in an array of spices, with the standout star being cardamom. Each bite slightly reminiscent of the favored chai tea, you will love a piece or two to start of your day, or even … Read more...

October 5th, 2014

Cooking with Cookbook – Tavola Calda

by Lauren

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Gregorio and Filippo are the “new” guys on the Little Italy block, sharing amazing Italian dishes in a very unique way. Cookbook Tavola Calda, offers the perfect variety of meals that are already cooked, prepared and ready for hungry customers to pick what they want for a quick lunch to go, or a pleasant, leisurely dining experience.

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We were invited to come help cook a few dishes and see what Cookbook Tavola Calda is all about. Chef Gregorio planned … Read more...

August 25th, 2014

Cantaloupe & Mint Popsicles

by Lauren

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We went backpacking a few weekends ago. My pack was bigger than I am and I was exhausted by the end of it.

Chris pushed me out of my comfort zone with this adventure and I thanked him. While it was a little rough climbing at that altitude with no cardio training, I don’t regret it. Thank goodness for barre classes that build up my muscles!

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The views were spectacular and now I can officially say I’ve gone without a … Read more...

July 30th, 2014

Coconut & Oat Banana Bread {nut and dairy-free}

by Chrissy

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Recently, I have been finding myself scouring the kitchen for a little snack that didn’t involve ice cream. I found some all-too-ripe-bananas, so naturally, banana bread was calling. Coincidentally, my man had been asking for some of that homemade goodness for over a few weeks now, but it was just too darn hot to bring myself to turn the oven on to bake bread.

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Well, after my voracious snack hunt went down, I caved and used the mushy bananas … Read more...

July 22nd, 2014

Open-Face Tomato Sandwich {with creamy feta spread}

by Lauren

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I’m still thinking about Italian tomatoes. I could eat them all day, every day…and I did for 2 weeks.

The tomatoes in Italy are so flavorful and sweet that even the seemingly unripe, green-ish tomatoes are better than any tomato I’ve had in America. Their tomatoes taste how a tomato should taste yet that flavor is still beyond your imagination unless you’ve had one.

I’ve had canned San Marzano tomatoes and I know those will greatly alter the flavor of … Read more...