Spaghetti with Artichokes & Chicken

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Not only is this our first pasta post but also, our first post that involves carbs. Who knew Amanda and I were such low carb recipe lovers? Anyway, I love Saveur magazine and will occasionally buy it when I see it but am always checking out the website. Many a recipe I’ve cooked has come from them, just like this one.

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad

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What happens when you mix hot weather, hunger, and a Monday? This super easy salad recipe.

Cooking is kind of therapy for me. I love it even after a long day, but there are some days when I want a fast & easy recipe. This salad was taken from Pinterest as most of you probably recognized (original recipe here), but I placed my own little spin on it. This recipe is perfect for your veggies in the fridge that you are looking for something to do with.

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Sesame Tuna Steaks+Wasabi Aioli

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Well guys, here we go. My first blog post.

So, as much as I hate to admit this, this recipe was totally inspired by Steak n’ Shake (you stop judging). I recently went to visit my grandparents in Florida, and while driving such a long distance I decided to reward myself with delicious fast food. This time it happened to be the California Steak burger. Then while I am eating and driving (totally unsafe, I know), I have a recipe epiphany, and this recipe is it.

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Roasted Dijon Potatoes with Spinach & Basil Pesto

Roasted Dijon Potatoes with Spinach & Basil Pesto

Recently I watched an episode of Giada at Home where she made her grandfather’s favorite recipes while her Aunt Raffy complained the whole time that she was doing them wrong.  GREAT EPISODE. Anyway, I got really inspired by all of them and have been making some dishes loosely based off Grandpa Dino’s favs.  Inspiration for this one found here.

A heat wave started in Boston today so the last thing I want to do was stand over a stove and make dinner, a light salad with some homemade pesto sounded perfect.  The dijon roasted potatoes, cooked in my toaster oven, added a nice crunch and spice.  I made my pesto with spinach as well as basil because I love spinach and can’t get enough greens but you are more than welcome to only use basil.  Also, no nuts or cheese found in this pesto because that would have required me buying them. Continue reading