Posts tagged ‘herbs’

February 6th, 2014

Tuscan Kale & Cannellini Bean Soup

by Chrissy

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Whoa it was raining in Southern California. But then it stopped several hours later, you know, once traffic was a huge mess for hours and after we served our local homeless in the pouring rain. But we were glad to be able to that. Rain or shine, people still go hungry.

Tuscan Kale and Cannellini Soup_LYK7

I think we just had our whole winter’s worth of weather. Although, I hope that wasn’t the extent of it, because we are facing a rough drought on this … Read more...

January 23rd, 2014

“Three Sisters” Squash Soup {Vegetarian}

by Chrissy

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What is “Three Sisters” you ask? In the Native American culture, squash, corn and beans are known together as the “three sisters”. I bet they don’t fight like sisters, though. They are all perfect complements to one another.

Three Sisters Squash Soup_LYK1

I don’t know if you have ever had the pleasure of enjoying “Three Sisters” Stew, but it is quite tasty. The Whole Foods nearby, introduced the two of us and we’ve been great friends ever since.

This is the soupy version, because … Read more...

November 14th, 2013

Shakshuka Stuffed Acorn Squash + {Wolfgang Puck Oven Review}

by Chrissy

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Earlier this week I shared the loveliest Shakshuka recipe with you all.

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I really do hope that you followed my advice and hurried off to the store to grab the ingredients to whip up this dish. Because now, I bring to you a fancy way to utilize any and all (if there were any) leftovers.

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Sometimes, roasting squash can be a bit of an undertaking for dinner, because of the lengthy bake time.

So, I’d like to introduce you to … Read more...

October 23rd, 2013

Pepita & Spice Crusted Salmon {+ Butternut Squash Hash}

by Chrissy

Pepita Spice Crusted Salmon and Butternut Squash Hash_LYK5

As you all read yesterday, Lauren and Chris are back! I had missed them so much, and was so glad to fetch them from the airport, upon their return from their romantic and adventurous European honeymoon.

Now back to the food.

Pepita Spice Crusted Salmon and Butternut Squash Hash_LYK7

Fish. I was craving fish. Probably for two weeks. Then I saw some nice wild, fresh caught salmon fillets, ready for me to take home. Score.

Pepita Spice Crusted Salmon and Butternut Squash Hash_LYK1

Channeling a the spiced flavors of Fall, this salmon has rich … Read more...

March 11th, 2013

Pepperoni Pizza Dip {with fresh basil}

by Chrissy



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As you may know, I have a big family consisting of 6 siblings and one awesome mom.

After church on Sunday, it was our weekly ritual to hit up Costco to stock up for the week (yes, the week; groceries never lasted long in our house). Naturally, we would fill up on samples, while my mom did all the shopping.

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Once we had exhausted our welcome at the various … Read more...