White Bean and Ham Minestrone with Kale

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Ah, Life. It’s amazing how quickly life can catch up with you, and time can leave you. Especially if you are a full-time parent. It’s almost comical how the simple minutia of parenting can lead to such a full and exhausting schedule. Between kids appointments, sports, sickness, school, temper tantrums, clean-ups, fights, and play dates, the… 

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Asparagus with Garlic Oil and Toasted Pine Nuts

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Most often when I prepare asparagus as a side dish, I roast it in the oven, which gives it a wonderful nutty flavor, and is literally one of the most simple recipes that I make. (hint: 450, for 15 minutes, tossed with salt, pepper and olive oil…that’s it!) But repetition can become boring, and it’s… 

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Rollups with Vegetables and Tangy White Beans

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When I was pregnant with my son, I was constantly in search of healthy and satisfying lunch options that filled me up without making me feel overstuffed. I ran across a recipe for wholewheat rollups with tangy white beans and vegetables and decided to give it a try. Of all the recipes that I consistently… 

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Mushroom Risotto and Peas

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I try to keep arborio rice on hand at all times. It’s a great option for nights where I don’t have a whole lot of ingredients on hand, though I typically stock the basic ingredients needed to make risotto.  To make my basic risotto I  use: arborio rice, butter, olive oil, onion, white wine, chicken… 

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