Category Archives: no cook

Restaurant-style salsa

Let’s be honest: I will eat just about any salsa that’s put in front of me. Yeah, I prefer freshly made and non-chunky kinds, and I generally don’t like fruit salsas (though Flaming Amy’s pineapple salsa is a notable exception), … Continue reading

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Pimento cheese (hold the mayo)

Is there really such a thing as an Oscars party? I ask because every website I visit seems to have guides upon guides for hosting your own Oscars party, for food that fits various Oscar party themes, and for DYI … Continue reading

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Raspberry muesli with hazelnuts

When I told y’all I was a picky child, you probably thought I meant that I would only eat, like, chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, Cheerios and PB&J sandwiches, right? Because that’s what a normal picky child eats. But I … Continue reading

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Peach bellinis

I don’t drink much wine. I like red wine, but after you’ve had red wine come out your nose (at a restaurant, no less), you tend to avoid it. And I don’t really care for most white wines. But I … Continue reading

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Peach and blueberry yogurt parfait

I really like the idea of yogurt parfaits, but it seems like the pre-made ones always have some kind of yucky yogurt and not enough fruit. So I thought I’d make my own. I only have plain, nonfat Greek yogurt … Continue reading

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Peach, watermelon and tomato salad

Yesterday was Eat a Peach Day. I didn’t even realize that when I decided to make this ESS Peach Week. But I’ll go with it! I can’t remember if I’ve told y’all that we joined a CSA this year. CSA … Continue reading

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Lean, green fighting machine smoothie

I thought you could use something somewhat healthy after the cheesy grits, pie and milkshakes. This smoothie is easy and has a ton of good-for-you ingredients, but it doesn’t taste chalky or weird — it tastes like pineapple and banana. … Continue reading

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Watermelon slush

Breaking news: It’s hot. In fact, last month was the hottest July on record for Baltimore and Washington D.C. And it was pretty flipping hot in the rest of the U.S., too. So, what can you do? Besides staying inside … Continue reading

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Blueberry-mango smoothie

This smoothie is the reason we don’t have a rug in the living room anymore. The fact that I am still making it, despite the Blueberry Smoothie Incident of 2010, should tell you something. The recipe comes from the New … Continue reading

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Tropical sunrise smoothie

Well, the diet has been going pretty well, although the exercise portion has been a challenge. It seems the fates have been conspiring against me, but I have managed to swim a little and take a few walk/runs over the … Continue reading

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