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Over 250 Recipes!

This is an exciting day. About 3 1/2 years ago, I started a blog at getyouryummyback.com (GYYB). Ever since, I’ve been posting recipes weekly for soups, salads, sides, main dishes, starters, breakfast and treats. I’ve highlighted how to cook gluten-free whole grains, tips for the perfect stir-fry and how to grill a turkey. There are now about 250 recipes in the GYYB archive.

I am officially moving all of the GYYB content here to flagstonepantry.com, where I run my business. There are lots of good things in the works at Flagstone Pantry and I look forward to keeping you in the loop on all the shenanigans. Until then, if you are looking for a recipe, simply use the search bar to search by ingredient or by key word such as “main dish” or “muffin”…

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Edamame Succotash

Yield: 4 servings Traditionally, succotash is made with lima beans. This updated version uses shelled edamame (green soybeans) instead. High in protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, it really satisfies. Enjoy! Ingredients: 3 ounces Canadian-style bacon, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups chopped red onion 2 cups corn kernels 1 16-ounce bag frozen shelled edamame, thawed […]

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Wild Mushroom Pastitsio + Savory Goat Cheese Toasts

It actually felt like Fall yesterday. While it was still sunny and 70 degrees, the air was different and the shadows were just a tad bit longer in the afternoon. Along with the change in seasons comes a backlog of casseroles, soups and stews for testing. Bring it!

The first out of the box was this Wild Mushroom Pastitsio. A lighter, vegetarian version of the traditional Greek dish, this casserole has comfort written all over it.

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Marinated Market Vegetables

Yield: 8 servings Give this salad at least 4 hours to marinate. It’s even better the next day! Ingredients for vinaigrette: 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper Ingredients for salad: 3 cups […]

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*Quickled* Sugar Snap Peas

Yield: 1 pound pickled peas The original recipe suggests you wait two weeks before eating your peas, but I dug into mine after a day. This recipe would also work well with asparagus or green beans. I wish I knew who to credit for this recipe, but I did not keep a record of it […]

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Poaching + Green Apple Chicken Salad

Things are about to get really interesting around here. This weekend, I am moving my portable electric burner, refrigerator, and work table into the living room. Yes – the living room. Demolition is about to begin on our home renovation, the result of which will include a brand new kitchen (!!). Until then, I will continue my quest to stir up healthy eats at home in, shall we say, less than inspiring circumstances.

Take this Green Apple Chicken Salad for example. Once I poached the chicken, it came together so quickly – crunchy, tart, nutty goodness. If I can still do anything in my makeshift kitchen, it’s poach chicken. To learn how to poach chicken and get more links to recipes for salad with poached chicken, read more…

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Navigating the Farmers’ Market

I have friends who like the idea of the farmers’ market but are paralyzed by the thought of actually purchasing produce and cooking with it. Either that, or, they go crazy buying produce at the farmers’ market, get it home, look at it and think – “uh-oh, what now?” For helpful guidelines and tips on how to make the most of your next visit to the farmers’ market, read more…

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Boston Revisited

As if running the Boston Marathon is not thrilling enough, I got to meet Ryan and Sara Hall. Ryan placed fourth overall in the marathon on Monday by running a screaming 2:08:41, setting the record for an American on the Boston course. It’s inspiring to be surrounded by people committed to health, fitness, and personal goals. As a competitor and spectator at athletic events, I love cheering people on and being surrounded by their energy. As for me, I am happy to report that after eight marathons, I’ve learned how to run my race…

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Boston or Bust

This is a big week. I run the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 19th. With months of the physical training under my belt, I am going through the motions of mentally preparing for the race. This is my third marathon in six months. I’ve never attempted a race schedule like this before, so I am in new territory. I will be running the race with family and friends, which makes it extra special, so I need to just enjoy the experience. In past marathons, these are the things that have worked for me…

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