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Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Mitzie is an illustrator, hand-letteror and graphic designer who moved all the way from Denver, Colorado to be based in Syracuse, NY. Along the way, she earned her BFA in graphic and interactive design from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, worked at some great companies and produced an heir to her not so vast fortune.

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Rainbow Roasted Root Vegetables by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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One of my favorite recipes in the fall and winter is roasted root vegetables. You can mix it up and get different flavors every time. I also like to add garlic cloves and lightly salt them. Yum!

Honey Roasted Peanuts by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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One of my most favorite treats whenever I travel to a big city, is warm, honey roasted peanuts. I am so happy that I can now make these myself. It's a great low sugar, high protein snack.

Peanut Pasta by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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This is one of my favorite all time recipes. Early on, it even got my son to eat vegetables. You can keep it vegan and add tofu or it also works well with chicken. It's a great basic sauce and an easy way to get your kids to eat more protein.

Lemon Blueberry Scones by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Friends who imagine together also bake together!

Roasted Carrots by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Roasting vegetables brings out such rich flavors that kids can love! If you don't have an open fire for the job, an oven will do nicely.

Fruit and Cheese Pique-Nicque by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Sometimes we pretend we know about other cultures when we make a meal. Did you know that the origins of the word picnic are French? My apologies to all French people, I still have a lot to learn! But I do know that dessert is important, so I had to sneak in a few cookies :)

Smart Cakes by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Omega 3 is one of the most powerful nutrients for the brain. This is a family recipe. It made me feel a little smarter whenever my mom made it for dinner.

Space Sauce by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Here's what happens to a Vegan Marinara sauce recipe if you make up stories with your almost six-year old son while cooking dinner. We are currently obsessed with volcanos, space and robots.

Bread and Butter Pickles by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Every Sandwich needs a good side kick. In my house, our favorite is bread and butter pickles.

Fruit Infused Water by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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I find water so much easier to drink if I just add a little fruit.

Sugar Plums by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Sugar plums—a dessert so nice (and semi-healthy) that it feels a little naughty.

Lemonade by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

Green Chili Stew by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Every September where I'm from (Denver, CO) we would find one of the chili vendors on a street corner and order a bushel of #fire #roasted #green #chilis I'm not sure, but I think they were #poblanos we would take our haul in a garbage bag. After they cooled, we would peel off the blackened skins and divide them up in plastic bags for the freezer so we could make #greenchilistew all winter. To this day, I miss this annual tradition. You can use canned Hatch green chili in place of fresh Poblanos, but fire-roasted peppers are the best!

Seaweed Salad by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Vegan-friendly seaweed salad.

Good Herbs by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Some day, I would love to have a garden so I could grow fresh herbs for cooking. In the meantime, I am drawing them (and buying them).

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Feast of the Fishes by Mitzie Testani

Syracuse, NY, US

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Feast of the fishes is a tradition that I first tried when visiting my husband's Italian-American Aunt on Christmas Eve. It wasn't the fancy seven fish kind, but the hugely warm and comforting calamari in red sauce kind, a fish I had never even tried until I met my husband. Sometimes there would be other kinds of fish, but mostly there was lots and lots of homemade pasta.

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