Kale & Artichoke Dip

Yesterday I turned 30. Yes… 3-0!! The age that used to sound so old to me. I am now that old woman – ha! Jokes aside, there’s a reason the saying, “thirty, flirty and thriving” exists. While the flirty part doesn’t necessarily apply to me in the season of life, or ever because I’m so […]

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Kale & Apple Toddler Smoothie

I’ve found that the easiest way to get kids to eat veggies is in smoothie form. Peyton will usually eat any veggie we give her and often asks to eat them raw (she’s something else), but Emory has a select group of veggies he will eat and others kind of have to be “hidden” in […]

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Kale & Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

If you’re a frequent visitor of Marina Makes, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of kale and my obsession started even before the leafy green grew in popularity. You’ll also know I’m a sucker for the kale and goat cheese combo (see my recipe for kale and goat cheese scrambled eggs here). My taste buds […]

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Kale & Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs

Growing up, I despised breakfast. Most likely because I liked to sleep in until 11 a.m. and cereal was just never my thing. Now I can’t get enough. I love ordering breakfast at restaurants and my husband and I have egg and ham sandwiches way too often.  Lately, we’ve tried to make a point to […]

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Brussel Sprout & Kale Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

I am constantly on the hunt for a good salad. Sometimes when carbs and cheese take over my life, it’s nice to get a break and make healthy choices. I said sometimes, okay? When I meet a good salad, I never ever forget it. I still remember the first salad that rocked my world – […]

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Salty, Spicy Kale

A couple of months ago, my husband and I ventured off to the East Coast for our babymoon and some time away just the two of us (click here to read all about it). Our first stop was Boston where we visited our good friends and enjoyed walking around the city. Most of our time […]

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Pappardelle with Sausage, Kale and Ricotta

Do you have a list of states/countries you’d love to see? I recently told my husband we should start putting together a list just in case one of them slips our mind some day. I think it would be a way to make our adventures together more official, and it would be fun crossing places […]

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Kale and Beans

Happy Halloween!!! I know, I know…kale and beans doesn’t sound appetizing and I’m aware that the thought of eating kale is scary for some (see my tie to Halloween there? #fail). But I’m here to tell you, have no fear, kale haters because with the right cooking method, you may find yourselves enjoying kale more […]

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