food+drink, recipes

Multigrain Banana Nut Waffles

Waffles and pancakes are my weekend breakfast weakness, y’all. They aren’t exactly celebrated for their nutritional value; most are filled with sugar, fat, and empty calories. Delicious, but let’s be honest: not an ideal way to start the day. We recently bought a $30 belgian waffle iron so I could experiment with healthy — while still yummy — alternatives to my beloved diner […]

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food+drink, recipes

Pumpkin Flax Chocolate Chip Muffins

This morning, I dropped my coffee pot on the kitchen floor. It rolled around on its side by my feet, and for a sleepy hopeful second I thought, ‘whew, it survived!’ Then it cracked into two pieces. Happy Monday! My stockpile of frozen coffee cubes saved the day, along with the healthy pumpkin flax chocolate chip […]

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Crockpot Chicken Soup For the Soul (Or a Cold)

Every year around this time, my immune system kicks into overdrive for its annual throw-down with my summer allergies. It usually begins with a week of an itchy sore throat, followed by several days of head congestion and general misery, then right before I decide how much Kleenex stock I’d like to purchase, it’s over and […]

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food+drink, health and wellness, recipes

quinoa breakfast bowls

Don’t worry, I’m not going to turn into a proselytizing health blogger — two weeks of clean eating does not an expert make — but after the great response from yesterday’s Hungry for Change post I thought I would share my nutritious favorites now and then. Starting with a simple breakfast that helped me overcome […]

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food+drink, recipes

sunday comfort food: banana oat pancakes

I love pancakes of every persuasion. These simple banana oat pancakes can be mixed in the blender, which means less time for cleanup and more time for post-brunch naps. You’ll Need: 2 cups oat flour 1 1/4 cups milk 1 large ripe banana 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 heaping tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 […]

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An artsy evening and artsy cocktails with Noble!

Every great soiree needs a great cocktail! At last night’s Downtown Art Walk, we served up an Italian twist on the classic mimosa, made with chilled Noble 100% Pure Blood Orange Juice and prosecco. Noble juices are artisan-crafted right in our hometown, so it was the perfect addition to the local-art-themed event! More than 50 guests came […]

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food+drink, holidays, recipes

please pass the cranberry sauce.

After this Thanksgiving, I’m adding canned cranberry sauce to the list of Things I Shall Not Buy Because They’re Too Durned Easy to Make From Scratch. {Also on the list: whipped cream.} When I volunteered to bring the cranberry sauce to family dinner, I planned on making a version of my grandmother’s Cranberry Congealed Salad […]

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