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Berbere Braise

Berbere Braise

Berbere is a key ingredient in many Ethiopian dishes. It’s a flavorful, aromatic blend of spices that is both spicy-hot and spicy-spicy (aka filled with lots of spice flavors!). It’s hard to describe, but typically the flavor is deep and savory with hints of floral sweetness, without veering too far into the dreaded potpourri territory. … Continue reading

A Whole Life Challenge Super Bowl

A Whole Life Challenge Super Bowl

By some miracle, I know what day the Super Bowl is this year. Which means, I have enough advance notice to give you some WLC-approved Super Bowl snack ideas. Because, let’s be honest, whether you’re a football fanatic, are just in it for the commercials, or are only there to hang out with friends, food … Continue reading

Freezer Fudge

During last year’s Whole Life Challenge, one of our athletes brought this fudge to our midpoint potluck. There is nothing like the promise of dessert to make people mid-challenge go CRAZY. No one wanted pork chops, pineapple chorizo meatballs, or butternut squash soup when something as seemingly forbidden as fudge was on the table. Most … Continue reading

Butternut Squash & Red Onions with Tahini

Butternut Squash & Red Onions with Tahini

Dinner party to attend? In-laws to impress? Just enjoy delicious food? Make. This. Dish. Don’t have lots of prep time? No problem, make your veggies ahead of time and serve at room temperature. Your guests don’t like it? Unlikely, but, who cares! It tastes great the next day. This is a simple dish of roasted … Continue reading

“Stone” Soup

“Stone” Soup

What to do with a beef bone and a varied assortment of vegetables? Make soup! Feeling very “stone soup” (and, consequently, economical), I set about simmering a bunch of odds and ends in a pot. Ninety minutes later, delicious, filling soup. Eminently variable, try whatever you have on hand. Enjoy! “Stone” Soup 1 beef or … Continue reading

Tessemae’s Salad Dressing (Free Shipping!)

Tessemae’s Salad Dressing (Free Shipping!)

Jenni from Tessemae’s All Natural recently stopped by Solidarity so our athletes could sample their delicious salad dressings and marinades. I’ve long been a fan since I discovered them earlier this year. To recap: Tessemae’s is a fabulous, family-run company located in Baltimore that makes the tastiest salad dressings you can get your hands on. … Continue reading

WLC Meal: Greek Feast

WLC Meal: Greek Feast

In a change from the previous WLC, Michael and I are doing this one at an intermediate level. This is the subject of a much longer, non-recipe-related blog post that has been marinating for the last few months, but, the takeaway is that I’ll be posting a wider variety of recipes this time around. And, … Continue reading

WLC Week 8 – Shop, Prep, and Eat!

WLC Week 8 – Shop, Prep, and Eat!

Also known as: you have one week left! I’m pretty happy I stuck with my goal of posting 8 weeks of meal plans with nary a recipe repeat. Hopefully you found a few recipes that are now in your meal-planning arsenal. As for this week, let’s kick it off right with a delicious meal of grilled … Continue reading

“Rutabaga Deliciousness”

“Rutabaga Deliciousness”

During the challenge, rutabagas and turnips have been a source of dinner time consternation in our household. To Michael, the white, roasted cubes scream “POTATO!”, leading to inevitable disappointment and the makings of an epic gross-face. I don’t think it’s the mild bitterness that can sometimes accompany them – as we’ll happily munch on bitter … Continue reading

WLC Week 7 – Shop, Prep, and Eat!

WLC Week 7 – Shop, Prep, and Eat!

As someone who tries to buy locally and/or seasonally to the greatest extent possible, it’s hard not to notice the sparseness in the produce aisle as winter winds down and the new growing season has yet to spring into full swing. We’ve had our fill of hard squash and winter greens, but still have a … Continue reading