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Popeye Risotto {Marx Foods Blogger Challenge)

Voting is now open! Click HERE to vote Voting begins today, Tuesday February 12 and ends at 11:30pm PST on Thursday February 14th. Two winners will be chosen, one by popular vote and one from internal votes. Winners will be awarded $100.00 credit to Marx Foods each! And I could really really use some vanilla…

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Kabocha Squash Soup

This past week as “lacto-ovo” week in my Vegetarian Cuisine lab. With that being said, the following recipe originally did not have either lactose or egg in it but I had to make a quick decision at the end to add a dollop of cinnamon sugar sour cream to the top before presenting it because…

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Curry Mango Smoothie

(don’t mind the spoon and mug…I couldn’t find a tall zombie glass to display it in) In Vegetarian Cuisine we are learning so much about the different vegetarian diets and how to achieve meeting your requirements for carbohydrates, proteins, fats, etc. Two weeks about our class was all about legumes and protein alternatives. Legumes are…

Vegetarian Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls

Last month I graduated with my degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University and also started my bachelors degree in culinary nutrition with a concentration in clinical dietetics. This degree is more heavily focused in academics with a handful of culinary labs. The first one is Vegetarian Cuisine. At the beginning of the…

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2012 Blogging Scholarship Finalist!! – Please Vote!

Hello Everyone, I have been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Blogging Scholarship! First off I can’t believe there is a scholarship available to those who are currently enrolled in an accredited university that also maintain a blog. Second, that it is worth $10,000.00 dollars…yes you read that right Ten Thousand Dollars! And third…

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Roasted Tri Tip

Tri Tip (also referred to as Santa Maria steak) is one of my favorite cuts of meat, however many of you are probably wondering what the heck Tri Tip is. If you aren’t from California or out west, you are probably unfamiliar with this specific cut.  Tri Tip is a triangular cut of meat from…

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Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is here! My favorite time of year. At school we have a Starbucks on each campus I see everyone enjoying the pumpkin muffins, pumpkin coffees etc. and it drives me crazy that I can just run in and grab one of those delicious looking muffins with the cream cheese on them…you know the ones…