Greek Style Gazpacho with Crispy Chickpeas

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This Greek style gazpacho landed on our table this past weekend because of two reasons. 

  1. Summer is on it’s way out and with it goes all those plump, juicy, perfectly-imperfect heirloom tomatoes. 
  2. We’re getting ready for our trip to Greece and I’ve got Greek flavors dancing in my head non-stop. 

So what better way to combine those two than to blend up a refreshing Greek style gazpacho? 

No better way, is the answer.  Continue reading


Grass Fed Burgers 4 Ways

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You guys, how fun are these grass fed burgers 4 ways? 

To be honest, I used to avoid red meat. And then I started learning about real food, and now grass fed beef is a protein I cook with regularly. 

It’s food the way nature intended, and it’s a win-win-win-win scenario (better flavor, better nutrition, better for the environment, better for animal welfare). 

The burgers are delicious on their own, but these fun toppings really make them something special. I love the idea of “interactive entertaining” and setting up a burger bar with  toppings is a great way for everyone to have their burgers just the way they love them. You can even add in a veggie option to keep everyone happy.  

Serve up your burgers with gluten-free buns, or skip the bun all together and go at it with a knife and fork. Continue reading


Last Year’s Trip to Greece: Part 2

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Last year K and I returned to Greece for the first time since moving to America in 2012. I shared part of that trip to Greece with you guys with the promise that I’d follow-up that post with another. That was about 11 months ago, so I’ll admit I’m a little late. 

But we’re getting ready to head off to Greece again soon, and that quickly approaching departure date has: 

  1. Reminded me that I still haven’t finished sharing last year’s adventure. 
  2. Brought up a whole heap of emotions for me. 

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Grilled Turmeric Cauliflower

Grilled Turmeric Cauliflower

I think it’s okay to eat the same general rotation of foods–we all have a few go-to dishes that we really love and get good at making without a lot of extra thinking involved. 

But I also think that it’s a good thing to branch out every once and a while and explore new things, or even the same things in different ways. 

Enter this grilled turmeric cauliflower.  Continue reading