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Butternut Squash Soup

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I don’t often admit this, but I was a picky eater as a child and young adult. For some reason, I did not like soup (I think it was the texture?). What are the foods you did not like as a kid, that you now enjoy? I’d love to hear about the transition from dislike […]

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amanda's plate peanut butter and jelly cookie recipe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Recipe

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As summer comes to an end and fall begins, so does the start of the school year. One of the most iconic and classic flavors that finds its way into lunch boxes is Peanut Butter and Jelly. My peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie Recipe is the perfect sweet treat to brighten those long days.

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amanda's plate strawberry pineapple smoothie

Easy Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

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Over a month ago, I posted a snapchat photo of a smoothie I had made for Hussein and I and several of you had asked for the recipe! It is simple to put together and is packed with nutrients. This easy strawberry pineapple smoothie makes a great breakfast or snack!  As we settle into parenthood […]

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smooth hummus recipe by Amanda's Plate

Smooth Hummus Recipe

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I have shared a few variations of Hummus recipes on my blog. Whether it’s Avocado Hummus Tomato Basil Hummus or the ver popular Loaded Hummus Dip a good hummus recipe is a must. This smooth hummus recipe, is created with dried chickpeas, which are soaked overnight. This recipe does require some planning but it is definitely worth the effort. 

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amanda's plate homemade churro smores, churro smores

Homemade Churro Smores

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An absolute favorite summer treat are Smores! But the traditional store bought version can get boring (at least for me). I’ve been making my own marshmallows for 2 years now and I love have the versatility in this homemade confection. When I learned of the Feed Feed and Ghirardellis smore contest, I wanted to create […]

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amanda's plate zucchini cakes

Zucchini Cakes with Mint Dipping Sauce

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 Zucchini is definitely in abundance during Michigan summers. I’ve planted one plant which has already yielded 15 yellow squash (relatives of the zucchini)! Zucchini is such a special vegetable that today, August 8th is National Zucchini day.  Because zucchini has a very high water

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cucumber mint yogurt salad

Cucumber Mint Yogurt Salad

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One of my favorite salads on a hot summer day, is this refreshing cucumber mint yogurt salad. This recipe is a traditional Lebanese dish, typically served as part of a Mezze plater. It is called ‘Khayr bi Laban’, which translates to cucumbers in yogurt. The traditional yogurt used is laban, but I prefer the greek […]

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Roasted Apricots with Mascarpone and Pistachios

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Stone fruit is a summer favorite in our home! I am always looking for ways to incorporate fruit into our desserts (and meals too). Roasted apricots with mascarpone and pistachios is the perfect blend of sweet, summer goodness.    And this dessert is so easy to make! I absolutely love summer desserts that only take […]

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Amanda's Plate fried green tomatoes, fried green tomato recipes

Fried Green Tomatoes

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Growing up in our family owned grocery store, I had a unique opportunity to learn about different fruits and vegetables. I saw many customers purchasing the green tomatoes we had on display and often wondered what they would be making with them and so I asked! I learned about fried green tomatoes and had to […]

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17 Comments

  1. Hi Amanda! I saw the article about you in today’s Free Press and am writing to ask you if I can rerun one of your blog pieces in my blog, Feed the Spirit (www.feedthespirit.info). It’s part of David Crumm’s weekly e-mag, Read the Spirit (www.readthe spirit.com). I will include a brief introduction and link back to your blog. I’m looking for something for next week because I’ve been in vacation and haven’t got anything slated!

    Bobbie Lewis

  2. Hi Amanda. Now im your big fans.. in Asia. Indonesia… im watching Masterchef here. And just see your performance.. love it!

  3. Hello Amanda! I loved watching you on Masterchef and chatting with you on Twitter! I wish you all the best in your journey because I know you will go far!

  4. Love to see that you are accepted in the cooking world. I like cooking too. Maybe we can share the Malaysian cuisine.

  5. Hey Amanda!! Assalamu Alaikum! Haha
    I really enjoy ur blog and LOVE every recipe of urs! Oo and i also really luv ur instagram account! I hope you strt a YouTube channel soon! 😌🙂😘

      1. InSha Allah! I have question: im a home baker and i self taught myself to bake and decorate, i want to start doing a home business, and den in few years i want to open a bakery. Do u have some advice or suggestions?
        Thank you ☺️

  6. Hi Amanda! I wanted to know if you posted a kefta recipe on your blog? I can’t find a search option in your blog. Thanks so much !

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