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Mara Baruffi
Mother, Cook, Editor, Writer, and Dreamer
Mother, Cook, Editor, Writer, and Dreamer

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Vegetable Frittata
My dad turned me on to making frittatas. It was a dish that he made many
times over the years and every time it turns out a little different
than the time before. Why? Because we usually just throw in whatever
veggies happen to be on hand. So experiment ...

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Stuffed Zucchini
parents anniversary was coming up and we typically spend some time
together on that day to celebrate what was the start of our often time
crazy but always loving family. Since I was going to be out of town for
both their anniversary and my birthday, ...

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Twist on a Family Favorite ~ Zuppa Toscana
boys love the Zuppa Toscana soup at Olive Garden... or at least the
version of it their aunt makes. It was always one of my favorites as
well. Cream soups laden with sausage and potato? Yum. I love dairy, but
unfortunately it doesn't always love me b...

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Not a Vegan...but
I am currently not a Vegan. However, I will say that after a day of watching some plant-based food and vegan documentaries such as Forks Over Knives, Food Inc., and Vegucated (to name a few)...I definitely saw the appeal to eating that way. I am not going t...

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Chicken Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup
is something very comforting about having a pot of soup simmering on
the stove. Even in Vegas, with our temperatures in the unbearable range
during the majority of the year, I can't live without soup. When I'm
having a rough day (or week) whipping...

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Pity Party, Table for One... is happening. In full blown, let me throw myself on the floor and kick and scream about how unfair it is that I have no willpower. It has pulled an Elvis and left the building. I have been really trying to stay positive, but I also promised myself ...

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Celebrating Successes- Blood Pressure
My battle with my blood pressure has been going on for about 13 years. When I decided to start my journey to health this is an average depiction of what my blood pressure looked like (don't mind the date on the display - I can't figure out how to change it)...

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The Numbers ~ Accountability
It is all about being accountable to ones self. For your health, for your motivation, for your dedication to keep moving forward. scary as it is, I am putting down my numbers here. I will be honest. I actually started taking this journey seriously a...

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Chasing Lemonade Defined
You may be wondering what the meaning is behind the name 'Chasing Lemonade', and why would anyone call their blog that.... Know that old saying? When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade? Well this is me, runninfrom the lemons and chasing the Lemonade. ...
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