Recipe: Cucumber & Peach Salad with Basil-Mint Vinaigrette

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I’m seriously contemplating building an igloo.

Those of you who live in the U.S. know that a large part of the country is roasting this week. We’re being hit hard in the western half of the nation, with temps here in Sacramento set to hit 110° or…

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Recipe: Garlicky Kale with Fried Eggs and Salsa

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At work the other day I took a reservation from a guest whose only dietary restriction was a strong aversion to poached or fried eggs on top of her dish. She pointed out that this was becoming rather trendy (it has), and I got to thinking: that wasn’t…

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Exodus

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While PGEW has become a resource for great money-saving tips and delicious recipes, it is also my story. As many of you have noticed over the past several months, life circumstances have made keeping up with my baby blog more difficult than…

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Recipe: Chipotle Mushroom Sub Sandwich with Chunky Pico de Gallo

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Moving sucks.

Granted, when the dust has settled and I actually have a couch to lounge on again, it will be a wonderful move. It’s just that this was one more curve ball life threw my way that I could have done without.

In my last post, I mentioned…

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Recipe (and photo!) Makeover: Shrimp with Warm Pineapple-Pepper Relish

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Hello, my darlings.

It’s been beyond forever since I’ve been able to post, and while I do have several updates for you, I needed – yes, NEEDED – to share something beautiful and delicious with you first.

The other day it occurred to me…

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Recipe: Spicy Beef & Sweet Potato Tacos

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As I get more settled into my new job and schedule, I’m finding more ways to streamline my day, especially when it comes to meals. Gone are the days of being able to keep a big bag of supplies in the break room fridge and coming up with different concoctions…

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Recipe: Brown Rice-Quinoa Pilaf with Butternut, Mushrooms & Kale

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It seems to have become PGEW tradition for me to start off each new year with a quinoa recipe – two quinoa recipes, actually. It might have started way back in 2009, my first PGEW New Year. I was feeling rather prolific that morning, despite…

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Recipe: Cranberry-Pistachio Oatmeal-Quinoa Cookies

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I hate to admit it, but this (er, last) year I could not get into the Christmas spirit until about 10pm last Saturday night. Between all the craziness I’ve already been dealing with this year both healthwise and financially, providing what’s essentially…

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Updates: Tech Issues, New PGEW Book Release Date/Sneak Peeks, and I Got a New Job!

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Hey everyone!

It’s been forever and a day since I’ve been able to post anything here and I miss it (and all of you) so much! It seems like 2012 has been, among other bad things, the year of evil technical issues. Ever since my darling blog was redesigned…

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Beyond the Turkey Sandwich: 7 Delicious Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

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For the past couple years, I’ve made it a point to help procrastinating Thanksgiving cooks with easy, affordable menu ideas to get their Turkey Day festivities going. As much as I love it this holiday sneaks up on me every year, and I know I’m not alone…

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Recipe: Skin-ny Scallion Mashed Potatoes

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It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is in just three days. I know, I know, I say this every year, but it just keeps sneaking up on me! Of course, the weather here in my neck of the woods is partially to blame: except for a handful of storms over the…

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