Happy 70th Birthday to my favorite man and goofball. He’s blocking his hairline, but please check out the mullet behind him. I love you to the moon and back pops! 💗😍🍰🌟🎈😘
As suspected, he ordered the Humpty Dumpty omelette with cheese and ham. If bets were placed on breakfast orders, I’d’ve taken this one to the house.

Happy 70th Birthday to my favorite man and goofball. He’s blocking his hairline, but please check out the mullet behind him. I love you to the moon and back pops! 💗😍🍰🌟🎈😘

As suspected, he ordered the Humpty Dumpty omelette with cheese and ham. If bets were placed on breakfast orders, I’d’ve taken this one to the house.
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Stacks of colorful roasted carrots 2lbs. carrots (mixed carrots and/or parsnips) sliced lengthwise  1 T. coconut oil (liquified)2 T. butter (melted)2 T. brown sugarSalt to taste
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees-Combine butter, coconut oil and brown sugar then toss carrots to coat-Sprinkle with salt and place on baking sheet-Roast for 20-25 minutes until caramelized and brown 

Stacks of colorful roasted carrots 

2lbs. carrots (mixed carrots and/or parsnips) sliced lengthwise  
1 T. coconut oil (liquified)
2 T. butter (melted)
2 T. brown sugar
Salt to taste

-Preheat oven to 400 degrees
-Combine butter, coconut oil and brown sugar then toss carrots to coat
-Sprinkle with salt and place on baking sheet
-Roast for 20-25 minutes until caramelized and brown 

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Black Bean Brownie Madness
1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp each of baking soda and baking powder
1/2 c. + 2  T cocoa powder
1/2 c sugar
2 large eggs2 T coconut oil
1 T vanilla extract
2 T Kahlua 
2/3 c dark or semi sweet chocolate chips
Nuts of your choice, optional

Preheat oven to 350
Coat a 8x8 baking dish with nonstick spray and put aside

Place all ingredients except for chips in a blender or food processor and blend until incorporated
Place in a large bowl and fold in 1/2 or all of the chips (you can do 1/2 and then sprinkle 1/2 on top) and nuts
Bake in oven for 30 minutes and let cool completely
Makes 12 larger squares / 16 bite sized

Recipe was adapted from Skinny Taste and now has added twists (the Kahlua and coconut oil are key)

Black Bean Brownie Madness

1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
1/2 tsp each of baking soda and baking powder
1/2 c. + 2  T cocoa powder
1/2 c sugar
2 large eggs
2 T coconut oil
1 T vanilla extract
2 T Kahlua 
2/3 c dark or semi sweet chocolate chips
Nuts of your choice, optional
Preheat oven to 350
Coat a 8x8 baking dish with nonstick spray and put aside
Place all ingredients except for chips in a blender or food processor and blend until incorporated
Place in a large bowl and fold in 1/2 or all of the chips (you can do 1/2 and then sprinkle 1/2 on top) and nuts
Bake in oven for 30 minutes and let cool completely
Makes 12 larger squares / 16 bite sized
Recipe was adapted from Skinny Taste and now has added twists (the Kahlua and coconut oil are key)
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Bagged Lunch Bounty #allthevegetables
Working at a desk all day necessitates eating well. Keeping grandmas sacred Corelle lunch plate close by reminds me to take time out and plate food - even during the work day - like a human being should. 

Bagged Lunch Bounty
#allthevegetables

Working at a desk all day necessitates eating well. Keeping grandmas sacred Corelle lunch plate close by reminds me to take time out and plate food - even during the work day - like a human being should. 

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Sunday Cooking/Weekly Meal Prep #happykitchen
Roasted broccoli + cauliflower with garlic, lemon, olive oil and shaved ricotta salataZucchini, eggplant, mushroom + tomato caponataEscarole + Broccolirabe  (two veggie staples - as they always pair well with weeknight cast iron/skillet chicken, steaks, pork chops, all the sausages and fishes)Yellow + red spiced lentils: coconut oil, onions, garlic, cumin, turmeric, fresh ginger, cherry tomatoes, veggie stock + coconut water, fresh cilantro + basil - boom. Serve with sliced avocado or bake in the oven w/ an egg

Sunday Cooking/Weekly Meal Prep
#happykitchen

Roasted broccoli + cauliflower with garlic, lemon, olive oil and shaved ricotta salata
Zucchini, eggplant, mushroom + tomato caponata
Escarole + Broccolirabe  (two veggie staples - as they always pair well with weeknight cast iron/skillet chicken, steaks, pork chops, all the sausages and fishes)
Yellow + red spiced lentils: coconut oil, onions, garlic, cumin, turmeric, fresh ginger, cherry tomatoes, veggie stock + coconut water, fresh cilantro + basil - boom. Serve with sliced avocado or bake in the oven w/ an egg

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Apartment Roasting: The Pepper Edition
My grandma taught me well.Not to mention, she and I think your yard and grill game is so overrated.

Apartment Roasting: The Pepper Edition

My grandma taught me well.
Not to mention, she and I think your yard and grill game is so overrated.

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Fire Escape Herb Garden
Here’s who’s sleeping with whom:
Oregano + Cilantro (you’d never imagine it, right?)Thyme + Sage (a likely pair)The Basil sleeps alone

Fire Escape Herb Garden

Here’s who’s sleeping with whom:

Oregano + Cilantro (you’d never imagine it, right?)
Thyme + Sage (a likely pair)
The Basil sleeps alone

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Jackson Heights Farmers Market
Spoils include:
Yellow flesh peachesTomatoes Red potatoesTuscan kaleYellow/Green zucchiniString beansGolden beets

Jackson Heights Farmers Market

Spoils include:

Yellow flesh peaches
Tomatoes 
Red potatoes
Tuscan kale
Yellow/Green zucchini
String beans
Golden beets

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