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Unnecessary but Perfect Food GIfts

Completely Unnecessary but Absolutely Perfect Gifts for Foodies

Do you have a foodie in your life who already has everything? I have a feeling that is what our families think about us. But my fellow foodies and I are here to tell you that we have a special affection for unnecessary kitchen gadgets. Now, I will say – not all gadgets are created equal. […]

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A Holiday Spread Photography by Sera Petras

A Holiday Spread

Photography by Sera Petras I’ve always found decorating for the holidays somewhat of a challenge. There are so many decisions to make. This is especially true, at least for me, when I have company coming over, even for just a meal. So, this year I thought I’d challenge myself to just go for it.  In […]

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Our Favorite Food Books

Still looking for gift ideas for this holiday season? Here are some of our favorite books that would make wonderful gifts for the food lover in your life. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation by Michael Pollan This is by far my favorite book of the year. Michael Pollan expertly dives into modern food culture […]

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Look no further – 20+ Holiday Recipes Wrapped in One Nice Little Package (or post)

Hey Everyone it’s finally December and you know what that means? The Holidays are here! And along with that comes the holiday parties and family gatherings you have been looking forward to..or dreading, we don’t judge. Here are some of our favorite  recipes to help you get through the holiday season! Oh, and dont forget […]

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31 Days of Holiday Giveaways Mezzetta and MCK

Holiday Giveaway – Mazzetta Memories – 31 Days of Giveaways

I love the holiday season. Other than college football season, it’s my favorite time of year. The holidays are a time for family and food. What’s better than that? Some of my favorite holiday memories are; Digging through holiday decoration storage boxes to find the “chirping ball” my parents bought in the early 70’s. Who […]

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Lemon Mead Sorbet with Local Lavender Mead - Simple and Elegant

Lemon Mead Sorbet

There is this a stretch on Route 151 in Nelson County Virginia that is lined with beautiful scenery, including vineyards, brewery’s and cidery’s. A few weeks ago when Jessica was here, we decided to do a tour. I live less than 20 minutes from this gorgeous area of Virginia, and often imbibe in the libations and […]

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Clean Eating Freezer Meal Orange Chicken!!!

Book Review – Clean Eating Freezer Meals by Tiffany McCauley

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of being asked to take a look at Tiffany McCauley’s new cookbook Clean Eating Freezer Meals. I have been a follower of Tiffany’s blog, The Gracious Pantry for a while now. I love the idea of a clean eating freezer meal book because freezer cooking is […]

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Jardenea Bar

Jardenea – Passion and Technique Meet in DC

Last week Sara and I had the privilege of visiting Jardenea at the Melrose  Georgetown Hotel in Washington, DC. They invited us in to try their new fall menu. The Restaurant’s Executive Chef Nate Lindsay shares the same seasonal farm to table philosophy we support at My Clean Kitchen. The young chef carefully sources his […]

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MCK Grilled Sweet Potato and Pineapple Whole30 Goodness

Grilled Pineapple and Sweet Potato Stack

I have been longing to use my grill. It has been raining and raining and raining here. I think it was a “want what you can’t have situation” but, I fired up the grill the second I saw that first bit of sun peak out of the clouds that had been covering our little bit of […]

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MCK Turns 1!

My Clean Kitchen Turns One!!!

Wow, we can’t believe it’s been a year since we started My Clean Kitchen. It all started in Sara’s little kitchen with the idea of writing a cookbook, that quickly evolved into a food blog. Little did we know when we got started that we’d be joining a unique and sophisticated group of people. Food bloggers are dedicated, creative and fun. We are honored to be a part of that community. Over the year, we have tried hard to create recipes that are not only delicious but also healthy, fresh and local. It’s been an exciting and challenging journey.

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