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Pasta Shells with Chicken, Collard Greens and Cheese

I love mixing cheese with pasta. The cheese gives pasta a big dose of umami if you use a lot (and I love cheese, so I do). This dish is a good balance of carbs, protein and fiber. The collard … Continue reading

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Hanabi Ramen

I took a stroll to the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, VA, this afternoon and stopped by Hanabi Ramen for lunch. I was greeted by a friendly host, who was also an attentive server. I asked him what he recommended, and … Continue reading

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Food Truck: Miami Vice Burgers

I haven’t been visiting the food trucks near my office much, but I recently stepped out and got a chicken sandwich from Miami Vice Burgers. It came with red pepper and blue cheese and was quite tasty. I was impressed. … Continue reading

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Burritos are simple, hearty and easy to make, which is why I love them. This recipe adds color and freshness with Thai basil. The green is a celebration of summer. Ingredients: 1 pack ground beef 1 can black beans aged … Continue reading

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Shrimp Fried Rice

Rice is like pasta; a blank starch canvas that you can dress up with any protein and/or veg you want. This is a fun and quick meal to put together that’s good for any day of the week. The large … Continue reading

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Portland, Oregon

After a couple days in the moody, windy environs of Cannon Beach, Oregon, we drove off to Portland. I loved staying at the Marriott Residence Inn in Portland’s Pearl District. We had a studio that felt like a home with … Continue reading

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Chicken and Edamame on Naan

This dish is the ticket if you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal. It’s basically a personal pizza. The edamame packs a nutritional punch with lots of protein and fiber. The blue cheese is a touch of decadence. … Continue reading

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