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Crock Pot Carnitas

Hi everyone!! Hope you’re all doing well and that you had a nice weekend! My first big legal writing project was due last Thursday, so I took some time to relax this weekend, which was wonderful! Since I’ve start school I’ve been making a lot of big, easy meals so Chris and I can eat leftovers throughout the week. Pulled pork and pulled chicken are go to meals, but I wanted to shake my pulled pork up a little and decided to make carnitas! These were great as tacos and over rice like a Chipotle burrito bowl!

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Israeli Couscous and Grape Tomato Salad

I bought a basil plant a few weeks ago when I made my Summer Vegetable Pie, and later I realized that I needed to use all my fresh basil on some new recipes. I saw this original recipe in my June issue of Bon Appetit. With a few tweaks here and there I had a lighter couscous salad that screamed summer. It’s super easy to boot!

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Summer Vegetable Pie

One of the reasons I love summer is because all my favorite vegetables are in season. I love to roast squash and zucchini year round, but sometimes you just need to switch things up! I was inspired by a gratin on Kath’s blog, but didn’t want to add a ton of cheese to my vegetable side. Luckily, my experiment worked! This is definitely my new favorite way to enjoy summer veggies!

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Weekend Snapshots June 22-24, 2012


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your first “official” weekend of summer! It was hot and steamy in DC, but I still managed to spend some time in the sun, and eat some great grub! Friday night, I threw together a quinoa salad with garbanzo beans and leftover roasted veggies from earlier in the week. Dressed with a little olive oil and red wine vinegar, this was a light and quick dinner that I enjoyed before Chris and I met a few of his friends out in DC!

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Chicken Bruschetta

I have a serious infatuation with summer tomatoes, and I know I’m not alone! When I was little, I would sit down with a carton of grape tomatoes and eat them like they actually were grapes!

I had two leftover tomatoes from our homemade pizza, and I couldn’t let them go to waste while we were at the beach! I immediately thought about making bruschetta, but I didn’t want to chow down on a loaf of french bread a few days before I would be in a bathing suit.  So, I decided to grill up some balsamic marinated chicken, and top it with bruschetta. I must say, this was a great idea on my part! The chicken is slightly tangy from the balsamic vinegar, and the bruschetta adds a refreshing coolness, making this a perfect summer entrée!

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