savory recipes

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’: Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts

September 6, 2016
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I can’t even explain how much I love roasted brussels sprouts. Every time I meet someone who hates brussels sprouts it becomes my mission to change their mind, and the first thing I always tell people is to try them roasted. Any which way it’s done – with the classic balsamic glaze, straight-up and simple […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Spicy Loaded Guacamole

April 28, 2015
A recipe for fresh, spicy guacamole loaded with red onion, tomato, and a touch of lime juice for maximum flavor. Takes minutes to make and SO much better than store-bought! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

There are no words to explain the intensity with which I ♡ this guacamole. It’s fresh, spicy, vibrant, bursting with flavor, and – overall – KILLER good. Mind you, I’ve made 2 batches of this within the last 48 hours; if my enthusiasm wasn’t totally legit, that never would have happened. Now really, I owe this recipe to Saturday-night […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: One-Pot Chile & Carrot Lentils {Vegan}

February 23, 2015
One-Pot Chile & Carrot Lentils - an easy, healthy, warm, and hearty dish packed with flavor. {Vegan}| www.brighteyedbaker.com

I am ALL for easy meals. I’ll go all-out for a stunner cake every once in a while, but when it comes to actual food – like the stuff we survive on ;) – easy is pretty much the only language I speak. The truth is, I’ll be more than happy if you want to cook […]

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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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Pesto Swirl Bread

January 15, 2015
Pesto Swirl Bread - A fluffy loaf swirled with basil pesto and sprinkled with sea salt. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Whoever came up with the idea of swirl bread deserves a medal. When you take something that’s already fantastic (homemade bread) and swirl it with something else that’s pretty fantastic itself, you just KNOW that the results are going to blow your mind. (Or your tastes buds? BOTH.) So I’ve done the cinnamon-swirl thing and a chocolate […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Lightened-Up Shrimp and Grits Casserole

January 8, 2015
Lightened-Up Shrimp and Grits Casserole - total comfort food for all year round - with less guilt! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I haven’t really made any “official” resolutions this year, but I’m trying to treat it like a blank canvas and start better habits that will make life in general easier. The thing is that while in some ways I’m a pretty organized person, I also tend to be all over the place; it’s a bit […]

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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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Let’s Get Cookin’: Open-Faced Fried Egg and Avocado English Muffin Sandwich

November 1, 2014
Open-Faced Fried Egg and Avocado English Muffin Sandwich - breakfast made quick, easy, and delicious | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Longest recipe title EVER. I know. This is one of those things that doesn’t really have a name, so instead I just had to string together all the major components into one super-long description/title. This is why my recipes come in the form of written posts and not videos ——–> me saying “Open-Faced Fried Egg and […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Restaurant-Style Salsa

July 23, 2014
Restaurant-Style Salsa - a classic spicy salsa perfect for dipping or serving alongside a Mexican-inspired meal.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

First things first: today’s recipe involves no cooking what-so-ever. That is to say, “Let’s Get Cookin’” doesn’t make total sense here and should really be something like, “Let’s Get the Blender Out and Pretend we’re Cooking”, but you get the point. We’re taking a break from the baking and going the savory route, if for […]

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