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Grilled Quesadillas with Pea Shoots

Grilled Quesadillas with Pea Shoots

| July 19, 2011 | 7 Comments

Every so often, a new ingredient gains popularity and you wonder why no one was cooking with it sooner. That’s how I feel about pea shoots. They have that fresh, just-picked flavor and pleasant cool crunch — similar to bean sprouts. When I saw a package of them in Trader Joe’s I couldn’t wait to […]

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Garlic Scape Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

Garlic Scape Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

| June 22, 2011 | 5 Comments

Grilled slices of Tuscan bread. Thin slices of fresh mozzarella, melted onto it. Garlic scape marinated roasted red peppers. Hang on, I need to wipe away the drool. This open faced sandwich was so good. I ate this for lunch last week, whipping it up in  just a few minutes over the grill. It’s a […]

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Game Day Food: Chili Cheese Dip

Game Day Food: Chili Cheese Dip

| February 1, 2011 | 3 Comments

In search of a perfect dip to add to your game day food repertoire? This Chili Cheese Dip is a quick and easy recipe that everyone loves. The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and whether you are a football fan or not, it’s a perfect time to throw a party and invite a few fun […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Crostini

Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Crostini

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Intellectually, I know it’s December. The Christmas carols are playing on repeat in the local Macy’s and the front of the grocery store is filled with wreathes, poinsettias and other greenery. The Christmas cards have begin arriving. But all the same, I have this feeling of “Oh my goodness, it’s DECEMBER!” Like how did that […]

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Tomatillo Guacamole (and Positivity in Eating)

Tomatillo Guacamole (and Positivity in Eating)

| September 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

Mmm. Guacamole. Just add chips or chopped up veggies. But this isn’t your typical guacamole. This one is infused with the tart fabulousness of tomatillos, a relative of eggplants and gooseberries. It’s unexpected, but delicious all the same. We have a big crop of tomatillos growing in our garden this year, so I foresee a […]

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Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe

Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe

| August 27, 2010 | 5 Comments

Back to school is heavy on my mind these days. We are less than a week away from Will starting kindergarten. But as I wrote recently on Tablespoon, it’s Will’s school lunch that I think about most. Ok, think might be an understatement. I obsess. I’ve checked out the lunch menu for his school and […]

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CSA Day: Basil White Bean Dip and Other Tasty Ideas

CSA Day: Basil White Bean Dip and Other Tasty Ideas

| August 18, 2010 | 5 Comments

Last night, a neighbor dropped by as we were starting to sit down to dinner. She took a look at the table and said, “Wow.” Our dinner featured grilled sirloin, which I sliced thin so that we could stretch the portions so that it would feed seven. Then there was Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage, […]

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Easy Tomato Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Easy Tomato Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

| August 10, 2010 | 8 Comments

A quick and easy recipe for Tomato Tomatillo Salsa — this tart, flavorful salsa is perfect for dipping, serving with omelets and more. Oh tomatillos … are they fruits? Vegetables? Tomatoes? Something else? When I tried them for the first time a few years ago, I was totally filled with a bazillion questions. The papery […]

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The Asthma-Fat Connection (and Caramelized Shallot Hummus Recipe)

The Asthma-Fat Connection (and Caramelized Shallot Hummus Recipe)

| May 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

Last night, I was watching television and the news came on. Typically, I avoid watching the news because I hate being force-fed all the murder and mayhem that goes on. And while I do not at all believe in ignoring reality, I choose to focus on things that are pertinent to my family: politics, health, […]

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Prosciutto and Arugula Deviled Eggs Recipe

Prosciutto and Arugula Deviled Eggs Recipe

| March 30, 2010 | 4 Comments

When my friend came to visit this weekend, I don’t think she was expecting me to be recipe testing. But it was a rainy, dreary Sunday and that meant that heading to the zoo, the park or anywhere else outdoors was out. So, I whipped out my handy dandy notebook and decided to test a […]

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