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The Dish from Cafe Cusco

The Dish from Cafe Cusco

Food preferences and intolerances can develop during pregnancy, and, if breastfeeding, it’s important to stay attuned with how your diet may be affecting your baby’s tummy. Whatever the reason you decide to abstain from gluten or animal products, look no further than our own stomping grounds for gourmet tastes. These recipes from Cafe Cusco, a quaint and fun cafe on Historic Commercial Street with a menu full of healthy recipes inspired by the cuisine of Peru and the Andes Mountains, are catered to those going gluten-free and choosing a vegan lifestyle.

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The Dish on Warming Hearts

The Dish on Warming Hearts

The winter weather is upon us, bringing with it the dreaded cold and flu season. In the middle of thinking about what new recipe I would share this issue, I caught a cold. Quite the coincidence, right? With a sore throat and stuffy nose, all I wanted to do was curl up on the couch and eat some warm, homemade chicken noodle soup. I immediately went to my favorite “go-to” recipe that I stumbled upon last winter on Pinterest. Little to say, this recipe has been a keeper in my book ever since. I hope this recipe warms you and your family as much as it has mine!

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The Dish on Time and a Dime

The Dish on Time & a Dime

Whether your strapped for time because of after-school activities or the ever-changing demands and taste buds of a toddler, we know the feelings of looking at the clock and frantically trying to put together a meal that will appease all at the table. If you’re looking to get lots of delicious flavor but don’t have the funds or time to buy and prepare a slew of ingredients, these recipes are for you. From snacks to soups to the main course, try these dishes on time and a dime with your family.

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Dish on Breakfast

The Dish on Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for kids going to school (and moms trying to keep up their metabolism). But for those days that you, or your little, just can’t escape hitting the snooze button, consider planning ahead so you can still have a well-balanced, energizing start to your and your child’s day! Likewise, for the days that you have a little extra time in the mornings, there’s another delicious option featured.

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The Dish on Cravings: Part II

The Dish on Cravings: Part II

Food cravings and extreme emotions are unpredictable beasts that accompany pregnancy. We don’t have the recipe to curb those hormones, but we’ve got some ideas to get satisfy your sweet/sour/savory tooth while keeping that pregnancy weight gain manageable and you and your belly tenant happy and healthy.

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The Dish on Summer

The Dish on Date Night

Great things come in pairs, and it just so happens that Chris, my fiancé complements me, Kandice, in the kitchen—meaning he’s our chef and I’m the baker. (I was able to shred the cheese last time we made this dish, but that’s about the extent of my entrée skills.) Here’s a recipe for one of our favorite dishes that we share together when our daughters are at Grandma’s house and as a family.

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The Dish on Birthdays

The Dish on Birthdays

Whether you need a fun snack idea for a birthday party (think Cheshire Cat for an Alice and Wonderland theme) or a Halloween bash, these Apple Smiles will be a delightful and healthy way to feed and entertain. The kids can also help make this super simple recipe.

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The Dish on Summer

The Dish on Summer

Take a trip to your local farmer’s market to find several of the ingredients in these recipes. Whether you’re looking for a light pick-me-up for your summer camper, a quick picnic meal, or a little something to take to the Independence Day family cookout, try one or all of these simple and delicious recipes suited for summer.

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The Dish on Cravings

The Dish on Cravings

When I was pregnant, I had such strong cravings for Mexican food, macaroni and cheese, and jalapeños. Adversely, in the beginning of my pregnancy, meat was the last thing I wanted, so my husband had to find creative ways to hide what little ground beef I permitted in our food so we could still get in that much protein. Here’s a quick recipe we used to satisfy all of those requests in one dish. Substitute silverware for tortilla chips for a more festive, hands-on dining experience.

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