Vegan Pumpkin Kale Pasta Casserole

The title of this recipe alone has so much good stuff going on I don't know where to start. I suppose why I made it is as good a place as any. The lovely Christie invited the girls over to christen her cozy new patio and usher in fall this past week. While it would be nice to survive on wine and s'mores alone, we were going to need something more. To relieve our gracious host of at least one burden I offered to bake an entree.

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Calamari and Chorizo Pasta

Calamari and Chorizo Pasta

The days are getting lighter, longer and warmer, which means I want to spend less time inside cooking and more enjoying the outdoors. I was able to do just that the other night with this Calamari and Chorizo pasta dish. This dish came together in less than fifteen minutes but  you would never know. With hints of saffron and the bold spice of chorizo, this dish hits all the right flavor notes. 

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Lentil Mushroom Quinoa Burgers

Lentil Mushroom Quinoa Burgers

After a bit more of a hiatus than I'm used to (I didn't even post a darn thing on the 'gram) I have a few recipes worth sharing. I wish I could say that my hiatus was used for planning said recipes but that was not the case. I had a few curve balls thrown my way, nothing serious, but I started the week with my pants ripping open in the middle of teaching and ended it with a  volleyball square to the face. And there was stuff in between. So yeah. At any rate, the first of these recipes is a vegan Mushroom, Lentil, Quinoa Burger that has the vegan seal of approval. 

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May The Eats Be With You

May The Eats Be With You

Greetings all! Mid-April to Mid-May has been a blur. Work has been busy, extra curricular activities are packed in tighter than a rush hour 6 train, and in the middle of it all was my birthday.

My thirtieth birthday. 

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Westward Ho!

Westward Ho!

Hi everyone! I’m on spring break and using this glorious amount of time to explore/taste/savor as much as possible. While I love my eastern corner of the state, I often find myself wandering west toward the Hudson River towns scattered throughout the hillside. Maybe I've got that American spirit to keep moving west, to seek out new and uncharted territory. I'm always looking for the next great meal or anything else that will expand my gastronomic horizons. It's my own Mani-fresh Destiny (ClichΓ©? Maybe. Spot on? Definitely)

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