Drinks · Uncategorized

Pumping Up Our Fruits and Veggies

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Naked Juice Bottles 1 - The Duo Dishes

People who have been reading our blog for a while know that Amir and I both like to try various eating challenges. Going vegan for a few months is probably the trickiest, followed by cleanses featuring juices and smoothies. The cleanses only last about two weeks at the most, but during that time, tons of fruits and vegetables are consumed. No doubt, this is the time that the most fruits and vegetables are consumed in a short period of time. It’s not that we do not eat them on the regular any other time. Poke through this blog, and you’ll find a number of vegetarian recipes. We do know that some people find it difficult to eat the recommended daily intake though, and that’s why we’re sharing this post today. It’s all about finding ways to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your daily regimen, so you maximize all of their health benefits! We’ll share a few of our tips, and hopefully you’ll share yours. Continue reading “Pumping Up Our Fruits and Veggies”

Uncategorized · Vegetarian

Ring The Bell For Spring

Butternut Squash, Butter Lettuce and Quinoa Salad 1 - The Duo Dishes

It’s officially spring! At least, we think it is. Our Los Angeles weather is doing that crazy thing it does when cold, rainy days are followed by hot, sunny days. It’s a schizophrenic kind of season right now, so all we can do is go with it. The last few days have been gorgeous, light and bright. Just the kind of weather that dictates what you want to eat. This recipe is one of those ‘go with it’ kinds of dishes. It features a winter squash in what could easily be a summer staple. We’ve shared a number of quinoa recipes on our site before, including our last Ethnic Exploration of Peru. This time, we’re using quinoa, along with lettuce, to create a twist on salad.
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Seafood · Uncategorized

A Case of Que Sera

Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles 1 - The Duo Dishes

“What do you do when you don’t know what to do?” That was the question I tossed out into the world via Twitter last week. As I walked through the grocery store aisles, my stride was lazy and slow. My eyes scanned the bright, round produce, sterile metal cans and study cardboard boxed meals as I retraced my steps through the store, hoping something, anything, would literally hit me upside the head with inspiration. Instead, I just looked like that girl who was mumbling to herself as she retraced her steps through the store. Over and over again. Amir and I have both been running around with our respective day jobs lately, as well as planning a beer-paired menu for an upcoming birthday and a group trip to Portland. Some of the meals in our kitchens have been the kind of dishes you make for yourself when you don’t want to make anything at all. Others have been takeout. But today, oh today, we have a recipe hot and fresh just for you. Continue reading “A Case of Que Sera”

Seafood

A Case of Que Sera

Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles 1 - The Duo Dishes“What do you do when you don’t know what to do?” That was the question I tossed out into the world via Twitter last week. As I walked through the grocery store aisles, my stride was lazy and slow. My eyes scanned the bright, round produce, sterile metal cans and study cardboard boxed meals as I retraced my steps through the store, hoping something, anything, would literally hit me upside the head with inspiration. Instead, I just looked like that girl who was mumbling to herself as she retraced her steps through the store. Over and over again. Amir and I have both been running around with our respective day jobs lately, as well as planning a beer-paired menu for an upcoming birthday and a group trip to Portland. Some of the meals in our kitchens have been the kind of dishes you make for yourself when you don’t want to make anything at all. Others have been takeout. But today, oh today, we have a recipe hot and fresh just for you.

Continue reading “A Case of Que Sera”