Easy Shakshuka Baked Eggs

January 26th, 2017

Easiest dinner ever alert!  This is what I make when I have a nearly empty pantry and no time.  And you know the best part, its actually GOOD!  Seriously, 15 minutes and dinner is on the table.  IR...

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Brioche Knot Dinner Rolls

January 24th, 2017

When this posts, we will be on our way back from 5 very cold but amazing days in Alaska. We will come back to our little bungalow, a much warmer city, and these two goofballs. June and George.  They ...

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Vegan Pad See Ew

January 22nd, 2017

Ok, Thai take-out may be convenient.  But, so is this homemade pad see ew!!  You can have dinner on the table in under 20 minutes!  (Plus, this version can be made vegan and gluten free.) You guys, p...

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Vegan Tikka Masala

January 19th, 2017

I love indian food you guys.  Middle eastern food.  And mediterranean food.  Favorite foods ever!! Tikka masala is always a big comforting bowl of delicious goodness!  But, with all that cream, it i...

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Winter Vegetable Stew

January 17th, 2017

For the past few years, Seattle forgot it was winter, which apparently means we are making up for it double time year.  Running in the morning, when its in the teens has given me a new appreciation fo...

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Vegetarian Faux Pho

January 8th, 2017

New year?  New start?  It sounds so strange to my ears to say this in January.  After years in school and working in industries where our fiscal calendar followed suit, it felt like the “new yea...

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Honey Dijon Roasted Brussel Sprouts

January 1st, 2017

Happppy new year!! I want to thank everyone for giving Almost Properly such a warm welcome in 2016!  I have learned a ton and undoubtedly have loads more to learn.  2017 here we go!! If you had to ven...

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Sour Cream and Chive Deviled Eggs

December 18th, 2016

The holidays are BUSY.  Its really easy to be go-go-going all of the places and doing all of the things, and whoops, you forgot a lll about that party you are supposed to go to tomorrow.  The one wher...

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Honey Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

November 23rd, 2016

As a child, if my mom had turned brussel sprouts into roasty, sweet, salty, and caramelized little nuggets, I would have had a very different opinion of them.  I grew up in the era of flavorless steam...

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5-Minute No-Knead Bread

November 10th, 2016

Fall and winter are when we turn to soups, chills, and bowls of all kinds of filling delicious warmth.  And come on ya’ll, what goes better with a big ol’ bowl o’ soup than fresh bre...

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Coconut Milk Curry Noodle Soup

November 6th, 2016

Due to a combination of the holidays, travel, and laziness, I have not been drinking nearly as many green smoothies, eating as many apples, or eating as many veggie heavy dinners.  And I can tell!  No...

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How to make Handmade Pasta

October 30th, 2016

I remember being about 5 years old in the kitchen when my Nonna and Mom were covered in flour rolling pasta dough for raviolis.  I was too young to really be anything other than in the way, so I don&#...

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Meat-less Bolognese Sauce

October 14th, 2016

Red sauce is no joking matter in my family.  Just ask my mother.  When my parents got married over 32 years ago, the proper way to make red sauce was a source of marital strife.  Now my mother laughs ...

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Caramelized Onion Quiche

October 7th, 2016

I am always a little uncertain what to make of quiche.  Is it breakfast?  Is it dinner? Tart pan like the French? Or pie dish like the Americans?  My very non-scientific, gastronomic historical analys...

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Sesame Honey Baked Tofu

September 27th, 2016

I have received a few questions on the subject so I want to clear a few things up.  Most of the recipes I post are vegetarian in nature.  Some of the main courses even fall into the vegan category.  I...

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Buddha Bowls

September 22nd, 2016

Was it about a year ago when Buddha Bowls burst onto Pinterest and Instagram?  Who knows, it might have been sooner, but thats when they caught my eye.  When I investigated, I realized that my family ...

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Kung Pao Roasted Cauliflower

September 18th, 2016

I am going to go out on a limb here.  Every time you move, there are a few things that require you to find a new “go-to” place.  Probably a dry cleaner, maybe a pharmacy, and depending how...

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Southwestern Style Sweet Potato Dip

September 15th, 2016

The only thing as quintessentially “Fall” as the color changing leaves is football.  In full disclosure, I do not live in Texas, the southeast, or even the midwest.  I hear people are foot...

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Vegetarian Enchiladas Verdes

September 11th, 2016

Hello everyone, hope you all are having a great weekend!  Our town’s classic car show is happening today.  The city is hopping with cool cars, packed restaurants, and tons of out-of-towners!   E...

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Ultimate Black Bean Sliders

August 14th, 2016

Ok, these are now possibly one of my favorite recipes on the site! Words just can’t explain how good these are!!!!   I don’t know why I’m even typing when I should be making more!  T...

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Swiss Chard and Kale Au Gratin

August 2nd, 2016

I frequently profess my love for chard.  Swiss, red, green, rainbow.  It doesn’t matter.  I love it all, but tend to buy the swiss/red varieties most frequently due to the deeper flavor and thei...

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Vegetarian Tamales

July 28th, 2016

In the summer, I am certain that if we could explore during the day, cook our meals over a campfire at night, sleep in a tree-slung hammock (without getting eaten alive by mosquitos), and figure out a...

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Kung Pao Roasted Chickpeas

July 19th, 2016

If I am being honest, at times, eating healthy and the meal planning associated with it feels like too much.  It would be a whole lot easier to just forget about it, order take out, warm something up,...

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Skillet Cornbread

July 12th, 2016

Cornbread is one of those comfort foods that never falls out of style or out of season.  Its the Levi’s jeans of side dishes.  It’s equally acceptable alongside a pile of barbecued ribs in...

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Veggie Phad Thai Noodle Bowl

July 5th, 2016

Phad thai is everyone’s elusive favorite.  I’ll bet that you know the best neighborhood spot for a big heaping plateful.  It scratched that comfort food itch but with an exotic twist.  So ...

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Sage Aioli

May 25th, 2016

A-I-O-L-I.  Aioli.  Spelling aioli is probably the most complicated part.  Making it certainly isn’t tough.  More importantly, who doesn’t love the stuff?  It goes perfectly with everythin...

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The Best Homemade Granola

May 11th, 2016

Last month, Tim booked an adorable B&B – that I have secretly been eyeing for years – all on his own!!  In case you make your way out to the San Juan Islands, The Tucker and Harrison H...

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No-Bake Granola Bars

May 6th, 2016

If you tell me that something can be made in 5 minutes or less, I will look at you skeptically and ask if it comes with with a sous chef to do the prep work for me too?  I want a recipe that is the re...

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Mango Avocado Salsa

May 11th, 2011

On a spiciness scale of plain yogurt to ghost peppers, my preference lands somewhere just above plain yogurt.  While every other kid was busy dumping ketchup on everything in sight, I thought ketchup ...

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