Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

One of the fun behind the scenes parts about blogging is reading the keywords and phrases that lead people to this site. I have no way to track individual users, just the search terms they use. Commonly searched phrases include: vegan pesto, low fat espresso cake, Netflix workouts, and my favorite bikiniless. That last one makes me smile every time…

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Fire Roasted Hatch Chili Relish

I have come to the conclusion that late summer produce is the sexiest of all the produce. Unlike their bright and cheerful spring cousins, late summer fruits and vegetables have spent months carefully maturing. They linger on their vines and branches swelling throughout the intense heat of midsummer. Their flavors become fuller, more concentrated, while we enjoy a relationship with far less commitment…

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stuffed zucchini boats

Stuffed Zucchini Boats with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cheese

Zucchinis are here! But what to do with them? You could bake them into a bread like this one made by the always charming Kernels and Seeds. I often cube and sauté them to mix with pasta like in this Linguini with Clams recipe. If you just want something even more light and simple, for those giant zucchinis that some…

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Seared Pork Chops with Vegetable Marinara

This week we missed our Monday Weight Watchers meeting and rather than holding out for our Wednesday backup I suggested we check out the Tuesday crowd to see what they are up to. The leader was bright, cheerful, and enthusiastic.  She presented the material with a smile but there was something about the evening’s topic that rubbed me the wrong…

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