Grilled Artichokes with Spicy Lemon Aioli

I KNOW.

ImageI just gave you a plate full of veggies and all I have to follow up with is more of them. But, don’t fret…these are too good to pass up, and I’ve always seen artichokes as more of a vehicle for a sauce or dip anyways. So it’s a snack, not a vegetable (at least that’s my flawed logic) AND this aioli has only 3 ingredients and is reaaaaally addicting, so it’s totally worth it.

Also…I’m baking cookies all day today, so my raging sweet tooth will make its appearance soon enough. Don’t you worry about that one little bit. This girl loves chocolate & sugar more than life itself. Continue reading

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Beet and Feta Salad

Last night, I found myself wandering around the produce section, longing desperately for summertime.

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I didn’t find much (considering it’s Tennessee in March, which means the weather’s too confused for anything to grow), but I found enough to make a salad for today’s lunch. You see…I never get to eat lunch. I cook at work during the day, so I never really have time to eat til dinner.  Which sucks, because lunches are the best.

So, I made this salad, AND you should make this salad. Its stupidly simple and different from your typical lettuce+other veg+dressing=salad. It satisfied my urge for something fresh and crunchy and not cooked in butter. Continue reading