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White Bean and Rosemary Hummus

This is a yummy change from traditional chickpea hummus and it came to mind when I was trying to think of recipes for my friend who’s on an elimination diet. I cooked my own beans, but canned beans work fine. Just watch the salt because canned beans can vary quite a bit in their salt content. In case you are curious about the parsnip  ...

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The Provo Food Scene

It wasn’t that long ago that there weren’t great options for eating out in Provo.  If you didn’t want to trek up to Sundance, you were pretty much stuck with the P-town institutions.  Thankfully, things have gotten a lot better.  Now there are enough truly good restaurants, you can mix them up and never run out of places to  ...

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Indian Butter Chicken Curry w/Chickpeas

My sister-in-law in Alabama introduced my mom to these (Indian Essentials butter chicken seasoning mix) spice packets that she buys at Walmart and my mom has been making them for us back here in Utah. If you follow the package directions, it’s too spicy for the adults and way too spicy for the kids. If you follow my mom’s  ...

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Autumn Salad

As a follow-on to the Indian Summer Salad, I’ve been working on this beauty.   It doesn’t have much to do with the season, except the spectacular fall colors.  I’ve been bringing it to family events.

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Chicken, Dinner, Entree, Meat, Recipes

Moroccan Style Salsa Chicken

This recipe is an old favorite that our friend Catherine shared with us years ago. It’s a great way to use up leftover salsas that are lingering in your fridge–mixing different types is fine. In the picture it’s served over quinoa. In the past we’ve served it over both couscous and rice. Last night I had it over  ...

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Carrot Vindaloo Soup

This was a surprise victory.  My husband said it was the best carrot soup he’s ever had.  Do you ever have a little bit of curry left over?  Not enough for lunch, but enough that you want to do something with it?  Well that is what happened to me and it turned out great!

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Chicken Chili

I created this recipe for a chili cookoff a few years back. It didn’t win (who were those judges anway?? ;)), but it has since become a go to dinner for me especially when I need to feed a crowd or bring a meal to a neighbor. It comes together pretty quickly and I usually have the ingredients in my pantry/fridge. It’s good on its  ...

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Bacon, Tomato, and Mayo

This was so simple and good. I really miss BLT’s since I stopped eating much bread. I’ve used a lettuce leaf as the bread in the past, but today I just sliced some yummy tomatoes from the garden, sprinkled on salt and pepper, dabbed a bit of mayonnaise and then placed a piece or two of bacon on each slice. You could dress them up a  ...

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September week 4

Monday salsa couscous chicken, cauliflower rice, brown rice, fruit and veggies Tuesday johnny appleseed burgers, cabbage slaw, oven fries Wednesday chicken dijon soup, barley and corn biscuits with my mamma’s homemade blackcurrant jam Thursday farmer’s market food truck Friday pizza for kids, thai food for us (I want to remember  ...

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October Week 1

Monday asian chopped salad from Costco (I added rotisserie chicken and some extra romain lettuce), baked squash with butter and salt, brown rice with canned coconut milk and honey for dessert Tuesday bacon, cherry tomato, and blistered green beans with cream sauce over pasta, broiled caesar salad Wednesday Trying out Blue Apron! Thursday  ...

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