Veggie and Bean Rice Bowls with Lime Cilantro Vinaigrette

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This quick and easy recipe for a burrito-style rice bowl is perfect for busy nights. This recipe was created for my client, Old El Paso, but all opinions are my own. Dear March, enough with the cold weather. I am so over it. Bring on the warmer temperatures, skin-kissing sun rays and afternoons in the…

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Sauteed Leeks with Bacon and Lentils

Bacon Leek Lentils

On New Year’s Day, I wanted to fill our table with as many lucky foods as possible — including the Banana Cornbread and this rich, delicious lentil dish. We could definitely use a little luck as we head into 2013 — it has to be a better year. And so far, it’s been mostly good….

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Lemon Rosemary White Bean Dip

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This dip, made in a mere 10 minutes or less, made me want to kiss Mark Bittman in gratitude. Not in a creepy way, but more in an oh-wow-you-just-saved-my-day way. Let me back up. This morning I roasted a whole cauliflower with garlic and rosemary. It filled the house with this wonderful aroma that left…

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Hot Spinach Artichoke White Bean Dip

spinach artichoke white bean dip

Family birthdays and Sunday dinners are sacred for our extended family. It’s a time when we all get together around the table and share food, laughter and smiles. And some of the best family conversations happen as we linger before dessert, after eating delicious foods. But our dinners (and appetizers too) aren’t without some degree…

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Sundried Tomato Basil Hummus Recipe

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

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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Cooking with Kids: Black Bean, Avocado and Red Pepper Quesadillas

Things don’t always go the way we want them to. Sure, wouldn’t we all just love everything to go exactly as we plan right down to the nitty gritty details? But then, that would make life predictable … and that’s not good either. So, maybe having things go unpredictably is a good thing after all….

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