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Posts from February 5:

Brown Sugar Bourbon Salmon

Salmon is such a delicious and versatile ingredient. Easy to cook and open to endless possibilities, it is the perfect protein source to round out a weeknight meal. This simple dinner courtesy of Brittany from A Healthy Slice of Life, features a fillet of salmon that has been marinated in combination of soy sauce, bourbon, and brown sugar and then broiled in the oven to caramelize the sugars on top. Served along side a quinoa and kale pilaf as well as some roasted sweet potatoes, this is a meal that more the trumps my lazy Wednesday grilled chicken salads.

Strawberry Napoleon

Do I even need to describe this picture? I want this in my face NOW. I found this dessert on the blog Mangoes and Miles and I haven’t stop staring at it since. A traditional napoleon topped with a fresh strawberry and dusted with powdered sugar…is this what heaven looks like? I think we should all have desserts like this delivered to us at least thrice weekly, it would make life a whole lot sweeter.

Stuffed Peppers

I am so sick of all this cold weather and snow that all I want to do is roll myself around in cheese and stuff myself inside a bell pepper and stay there until spring. Is that weird? Unfortunately, I have various school and work related obligations to adhere to so I guess I’ll have to settle for eating stuffed peppers as opposed to being one. This recipe from Fit N’ Well Mommy is a slightly healthier take on the traditional Italian dish. Full of turkey, onions, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzerella, and a delicious but underrated grain called freekeh, these peppers will keep you full and warm even when the wind outside is leaving you bare and frozen.

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Claire is a 21 year student hailing from New York City. She is currently in her senior year at Hunter College, where she is finishing up her English Degree. When she's not at school, she can usually be found working behind the counter at her local bakery. Claire loves to cook and spends an embarrassing amount of time looking up recipes for every dish imaginable. She is particularly fond of trying new dishes and believes that the best way to connect with people is through sharing food. Google