Snow Day Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Howdie lovers!

NYC got SLAMMED with snow. Winter was tired of our trash talk and decided to show up, give us some snow (okay, lots of snow about 25 plus inches) then bounce, leaving the city in disarray.

So what do you do with a snow day or two (after you play outside because the roads are closed of course)?

YOU BAKE!

And binge watch Avatar the Last Airbender. Yea, super cheesy but Matt and I love this show. It’s perfect and really helps you tune into that inner child 😉 Oh yes.

 

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Braving the storm to go and play…and dig out the cars! 

 

Beware of the power of these cookies. You will not be able to slow down because they are just so so so delicious. So be sure to hide them in the kitchen, out of reach just so you can savor them a little longer.

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Spicy Corn Chowda’

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I know, I know. I did a vegan version of this soup nearly 2 years ago today. But this soup is just SO DAMN good and I needed to really make this a creamy chowda. And lately many of my soups have involved a LOT of coconut milk and I think I need to play around with some different creamy additions. This recipe combines cauliflower with a bit of heavy cream to balance out the heaviness of the cream and give it a little veggie boost.

But in all honesty if you’re not diggin’ the heavy cream, you can combine coconut cream and cauliflower or make it SUPER vegan and soak some raw cashews in warm water for about 4 hours, blend on high and add the cauliflower for a really nourishing creamy aspect.

If you want the full vegan version of this recipe, check out this recipe here.

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Rockin’ Roasted Red Pepper Mac n Cheese

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With all this cold weather lately, anything cheesy sounds more desirable and I’m kind of sick of soup (I’m lying). And it’s amazing that Matthew is such a fan of my mac n cheese especially after the holiday’s when I made him and his coworkers a batch with bacon in it. So on the random day of the week when I ask if he has any requests for the week (yea, we do that in our house) he blurts out: MAC N CHEESE! Now, don’t even get me started on the amazingness of mac and cheese. There is something not only comforting but just absolutely warming about slurping down this cheesy dish. And who I am to deny myself this delightful opportunity to explore a healthier way to satisfy my craving?!

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Comfort Yo Self with Risotto

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I’m in the process of packing up my entire childhood, my whole life and moving. It’s such a process because you go through a few things, reminisce on a few photos, read old love notes, and laugh at the things you thought you needed but really don’t. Isn’t it amazing how that works? You hold onto things you think you would need but you really don’t need them at all. How profound is that? As I pack and sort through the last 25 years of my life, I realize how important it is to simplify. To live simply is to live abundantly. Hashtag, just saying (#justsaying).

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