Race Recap: The Other Half 2014

Race Recap: The Other Half 2014 | coffeeandquinoa.com

It’s time for a race recap! Nate and I ran The Other Half down in Moab, Utah on Sunday. It was my third year running this race; his second.  (And his second year winning – typical!) With the wedding just 4 weeks beforehand, I didn’t focus on my training as much as I usually do. I skipped a… 

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Creamy Smoked Trout Pate | coffeeandquinoa.com

Creamy Smoked Trout Pate

This recipe is my way of pretending I’m still on the Vineyard. Every smoky, creamy bite brings me back to vacation… delicious, delicious vacation! Actually, this recipe is my way of mashing up vacation and real life. A creamy fish pate is definitely an island treat, but the one we had on the Vineyard is made with… 

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Layered Asian Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing | coffeeandquinoa.com

Layered Asian Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

The final wedding countdown is on! 12 days, you guys. TWELVE DAYS. Nate and I were in Atlanta this weekend at our friends Sara and Anthony’s wedding. Sara and I got engaged right around the same time, and were checking with each other as we planned our weddings to make sure we picked different dates…. 

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Avocado Horchata Smoothie | coffeeandquinoa.com

Avocado Horchata Smoothie

Green smoothies are the name of the game today. Funny-lookin’? Oh ja. Delicious? You betcha. Let’s kick it off with my top 5 reasons you should make this smoothie: 5. It’s vegan. 4. It’s silky smooth from the avocado. 3. It’s like horchata, but healthy! 2. “Horchata” is fun to say. 1. And the number… 

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Cheesy Southwest Pasta Salad + a GIVEAWAY! | coffeeandquinoa.com

Cheesy Southwest Pasta Salad + a GIVEAWAY!

This post is sponsored by Pacific Foods. I’m looking for ways to extend summertime. The list I’ve brainstormed so far: – Keep wearing white pants. – Move to Arizona. – Eat nothing but corn and zucchini until January. – Heat lamps. …other ideas?

Chocolate SunButter Banana Ice Cream

Chocolate SunButter Banana Ice Cream

If you’re vegan, I’m willing to bet you’ve made banana ice cream before. You know, the magical kind made with nothing but frozen bananas that is somehow amazingly similar to dairy ice cream? I used to make it frequently, but after a while it slipped off my radar (once I got an ice cream maker,… 

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Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Carrot Dip

Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Carrot Dip

So I’ve finally made the acquaintance of harissa. For the last year, I’ve seen other bloggers making delicious spicy recipes with this spice blend I’d never heard of. I kept vowing to try it… then returning to my lazy, familiar ways. But a little tub of it caught my eye at the farmer’s market on… 

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Grandma Jane's Tomato Sandwiches

Grandma Jane’s Tomato Sandwiches

I have a fun retro recipe for you today! My grandma emailed me this recipe almost exactly a year ago, at the height of last year’s tomato season. She has an incredible garden, and her tomatoes were just getting ripe at the time. In typical fashion, I didn’t get around to it in time to… 

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A Week on Martha's Vineyard

A Week on Martha’s Vineyard

Sooo I mentioned earlier in the week that I spent last week on Martha’s Vineyard with my family. Are you ready to be absolutely bombarded with pictures? (Pictures that I shamelessly stole from my dad.) My parents live in the Boston area, and we’ve been going to Martha’s Vineyard for a week every summer for… 

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