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Foodie Friday: Primavera season has arrived

Although nothing beats pesto season in our house, primavera season is definitely a close second. And it’s so easy. You don’t really even need a recipe. This is where you get to fling things in a pan and create something amazing. Really. It’s that simple. So look in your fridge, and start building a delicious pasta dinner that’s healthy and sure to please just about everyone. This is your blank cooking canvas, start filling it with color. Read more

Foodie Friday: Sweet potato and black bean chili

A perfect easy meal for a cold Friday night in Lent. This is not only vegetarian but vegan.

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Foodie Friday: Mary’s quick and easy lentil soup

Looking for a meatless meal for tonight’s Lenten supper? Tired of pizza and fish fry? Here’s a hearty and satisfying lentil soup recipe that’a a favorite at our house, especially on a snowy winter day like today.  Read more

Foodie Friday: Five meatless recipes for Lent

It’s the first Friday of Lent and right about now you might be thinking, “What’s on the Friday menu besides pizza and fish fry?” I’ve got a combination of vegetarian and vegan recipes to see you through. I’ll start with a few today and add more in the coming weeks. Read more

Foodie Friday: Stuffed artichokes

So today’s food post is going to be a little vague because, as far as I’m concerned, making stuffed artichokes is a little vague. I follow my grandmother’s general “recipe,” which means there are no measurements. It will be a cooking adventure, you’ll see. Just be sure to pack lots and lots of oil. Read more

Foodie Friday: Easy roasted asparagus, broccoli

Let’s go for something simple, easy, delicious, and nutritious today: roasted green veggies. So often, when we think of roasting vegetables, we think of root vegetables, but roasting something like asparagus or broccoli is a great way to change up your usual vegetables sides. Read more

Foodie Friday: Enchiladas with tomatillo salsa

Having lived in Austin, Texas, for a combined nine years, I am pretty picky about my Tex-Mex food. In fact, I’ve been to only one Mexican restaurant here in the New York Capital Region in 12 years because, quite frankly, no place in these parts can measure up to Chuy’s, my beloved Chuy’s. (And don’t tell me to go to El Loco or El Mariachi or El Anything because, well, trust me, just because.) Read more

Foodie Friday: Cravings blog tour kicks off tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day, at least in my world. It’s the kick-off of my 15-day blog tour for my newest book from Ave Maria Press: Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God. Every day of the tour I’ll visit a different blog. Some days blogs will run reviews, other days excerpts, Q&A interviews, podcasts, and more. Each stop will give readers a chance to win a copy of my book and a chance to win a $100 gift card from Williams-Sonoma.

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Foodie Friday: two dips, artichoke and white bean

Looking for something new and delicious to add to the Christmas party spread? Here are two fabulous dips that are sure to be a hit with your guests. The Baked Artichoke Dip is from Horn of the Moon Cookbook, a great little vegetarian cookbook Dennis gave me years ago. The White Bean Dip is from Giada DeLaurentis’ Everyday Italian. Read more