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Spiced Moroccan Yams

Canned yams are a thing of the past and should remain there.  Here is an easy, delicious, updated version for your Thanksgiving table sans marshmallows.  Serves 6 1/2 C. pitted dates, quartered 1 C. dried apricots, quartered 1/4 t. saffron … Continue reading

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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Herbs

This dish tastes like summer in a bowl!  Full of flavor and protein, this salad can be a main course or a tasty side dish.  This is perfect to make on a hot day since you can roast the eggplant … Continue reading

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Barbecue Round Up

Please enjoy this collection of my favorite barbecue and picnic recipes for your Fourth of July celebrations! Ginger Scallion Pork Burger with Spicy Quick Pickles   Beef Burgers with Basil Aioli and Balsamic Red Onions   Spicy Broccoli Slaw   … Continue reading

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Plum Salsa

This fresh salsa is bursting with flavor and takes about 5 minutes to make.  You can adjust the heat by adding the jalapeno with or without its ribs and seeds.  Serve this with grilled chicken or pork chops, or even … Continue reading

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Spicy Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli is gorgeous at the farmer’s market right now, and so good for you! Did you know broccoli is a great source of calcium and can act as an anti-inflammatory?  This broccoli slaw makes a great accompaniment to burgers and … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market Roasted Vegetables

The idea here is to buy the freshest and most beautiful veggies that are in season in your area.  Roasting vegetables intensifies their sweetness and heightens their flavor.  This recipe works for any mix of veggies.  Choose herbs that are … Continue reading

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Kale and Blueberry Super Salad

My husband was eating a deli salad from Safeway a few days ago and liked it so much he took a picture of it and texted it to me.  This is a pretty rare occurrence, and has never, ever happened … Continue reading

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Saffron Orzo

Risotto is one of my favorite things to eat, but with all the time and stirring, it’s not really one of my favorite things to make.  This orzo gives you a very similar texture and taste of risotto without all … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Radishes

Radishes are coming into season now so I thought I’d repost this method for roasting them: If you like roasted root vegetables like turnips and beets, you’ll love roasted radishes.  I had never eaten a radish that was cooked, so … Continue reading

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Creamy Whipped Butternut Squash

This decadent, creamy side dish is almost like eating a dessert.  I love to pair it with roasted meat or chicken and a tart, tangy salad.  It’s sweet, but not too sweet, creamy and rich, and it’s better for you … Continue reading

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