Kale Sesame Soba Noodles Topped with a Fried Egg

May 24, 2013

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I’m not sure what to sing the praises of first with this dish. Is it the soba noodles? Quick to prepare, made from buckwheat and wheat and high in protein. Or maybe the kale? Packed with vitamins, iron and antioxidants, I can’t be more in love with a leafy vegetable than this. But, I’m going […]

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Avocado Pesto Pasta | Going Dairy Free for Baby

May 8, 2013

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I’ve been dairy free for about 6 months now. It wasn’t exactly by choice. When Mini me was born in October, there would be days when she would cry for hours nonstop from gas pains, throw up and have this ugly rash on her squishy little face. We finally discovered that she has a dairy […]

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Dan Dan Noodles | Virtual Potluck

February 18, 2013

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Dan dan noodles, also known as dan dan mien, is a traditional Chinese Sichuan dish. With a name like “dan dan,” how could you not be curious and want to try the dish, right? I know I’m not alone on this one. When Diana of Appetite for China asked me to participate in her Virtual […]

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5 Ingredient Italian Pasta Salad | Football Fridays

October 5, 2012

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We’re nearing the due date for Little C and a combination of exhaustion and mommy brain has the best of me. Things are ready for the baby’s arrival, the nursery is organized, the car seat is installed and the hospital bags are packed. So, I’m spending the majority of my days taking advantage of the […]

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A Couple Announcements & Shrimp Char Ho Fun

March 6, 2012

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend (and Monday!). I had an absolutely wonderful, restful weekend spent mostly on the couch napping, watching movies and cuddling with the pups and the husband. It’s nice to take a break and step away, far far away, from the computer on the weekends and recharge and be ready […]

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Comfort Food | Pasta Shells and Goat Cheese

February 7, 2012

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in February. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had quite the crazy start to the new year. My work life has been busier than ever, filled with restaurant photo shoots, corporate headshots and business portraits. Not to mention the regular flow of branding projects and blog designs. […]

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Pasta with Tomato, Eggplant & Zucchini

November 8, 2011

Pasta and rice: the two staples in our household. Pasta for him, rice for me. To me, pasta used to equal poor college student who was on a budget and thus would make spaghetti for dinner most days of the week. Luckily, I eventually learned that pasta could be made into a wonderful gourmet-like meal. […]

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Penne with Oven Dried Tomatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash & Mushrooms

October 25, 2011

Going to Taste of Atlanta this year was a last minute decision for me. I was planning on a lazy weekend at home, but when Barilla US asked if I would like to attend the festival and meet their Executive Chef Lorenzo Boni… I happily packed up my camera and headed down to Midtown for […]

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Cavatappi Amatriciana | A Carrabba's Recipe Redo

April 25, 2011

Carrabba’s is one of our favorite guilty pleasures. It was introduced to me by my in-laws. We seem to default to a Carrabba’s dinner about 50% of the time when the Crane family gets together for an evening out. Now, the infamous Cavatappi Amatriciana dish has somehow made its way into being an integral part […]

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Tomato Goat Cheese Penne | Manic Monday

March 7, 2011

I have the privilege of working from my home office most days. While this means that I don’t need to battle the insane Atlanta rush hour traffic, it also means that I cook lunch on those days when I am at home (it’s also a by product of being a vegetarian). Lunchtime is always a […]

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