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Let’s Get Cookin’: Kale & Tahini Flatbreads with Roasted Chickpeas and Beet-Pear Salad

November 29, 2016
Kale & Tahini Flatbreads with Roasted Chickpeas and Beet-Pear Salad | brighteyedbaker.com

Truth: I may be good at cooking, but meal planning is sooo not something I excel at. The fact is I live the single-person’s kinda life where I only actually cook a meal about once a week and basically run my fridge out of food before I decide to make a trip to the grocery […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Dill & Garlic Crusted Rib Eye Roast with Rioja Wines

November 23, 2015
Dill and Garlic Crusted Rib Eye Roast - a hearty dish served with buttery sautéed mushrooms that goes perfectly with a glass of Rioja red wine. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Thanksgiving is literally DAYS away, which can only mean one super-exciting thing —the holiday season is in full swing!! If you’re anything like me you’re probably already daydreaming about glorious platters of food coming out of your kitchen for some major feasting. And when you have all your friends and family gathered together, there’s one […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Grilled Chicken Fusilli Pasta

June 3, 2015
Grilled Chicken Fusilli Pasta {with sun-dried tomatoes and capers} - an easy summer-inspired Italian dish! | www.brighteyedbaker.com #GrillwithColavita

This post is sponsored by Colavita as part of their Italian Summer Grilling campaign. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who help make this blog possible! I spent the past 2 1/2 weeks traipsing across Europe, seeing some pretty freakin’ fantastic sights, and eating all kinds of amazing food. More on that coming soon (I promise!), but I […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Spinach & Tomato Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce

January 17, 2015
Spinach & Tomato Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m admitting it right here, right now: this is a little bit of a cheater’s pizza and I don’t care at all. The side of me that would usually insist on doing things from scratch got squashed by the temptation to make things quick and easy, and this one time, I just don’t feel guilty about […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Cheesy Smoked Paprika Roasted Cauliflower

November 26, 2014
Cheesy Smoked Paprika Roasted Cauliflower - an easy, healthy, and flavor-packed vegetarian side dish. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Like WOAH. How did it get to be the day before Thanksgiving already?? I feel like September blurred into October and then November before I even realized what was going on. Am I the only one who watched the last two months flash before their eyes? Please tell me I’m not. Maybe we can all […]

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Garlic Naan

November 13, 2014
Garlic Naan - There's nothing better than this soft, pillowy naan served warm with a bit of butter or a hot meal.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I have a love affair with bread. I wish I could convince everyone to bake their own – at least once. There’s really not much better than homemade bread, warm and fresh from the oven (or in this case the stove), slathered with butter or just enjoyed on its own. If you haven’t experienced that, […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Chipotle Gouda and Mushroom Crostini

September 23, 2014
Chipotle Gouda and Mushroom Crostini - a simple but elegant appetizer that packs a punch of flavor.| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m a firm believer that pretty much anything involving bread + cheese is bound to be good. As I say that I’m mentally challenging myself with memories of grilled cheese sandwiches made from plain ol’ white sandwich bread and extra-basic american cheese, but even then, it’s still grilled cheese. When you take good bread and amazing cheese […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Healthy Southwestern Quinoa {GF, Vegan}

September 5, 2014
Healthy Southwestern Quinoa - a quick and easy dish packed with veggies that's anything but boring!| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I’m just now realizing that it evidently looks like all the savory foods I eat involve corn, black beans, jalapeño peppers, and/or anything remotely Mexican-inspired. It’s obviously something I gravitate towards when I cook, mostly because when you’re not cooking with meat (which I don’t do often), you need to make things interesting in a different […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Sautéed Tomato, Zucchini, and Mozzarella Sandwich

October 9, 2013
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Lately it feels like I’ve dropped of the face of blogging earth, but  – hey! – I’m back. :) One thing you don’t fully realize when you start a food blog is that it’s going to semi-take-over-your-life and when life gets really busy, it feels impossible to keep up. So I’ve still been making food […]

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DIY Garlic Croutons {Vegan}

September 14, 2012
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Let’s talk salad for a second. There’s a billion and one ways to make a salad, so the tastiness of it really depends on what you decide to put in it. Usually I prefer a really loaded salad, meaning I like to add all sorts of vegetables, seeds, and tasty “dressings” like salsa to make […]

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