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CSA Day with a Side of Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette

CSA Day with a Side of Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette

| September 29, 2010 | 7 Comments

This dish just screams fall to me — so even though there were no Brussels sprouts in my CSA share this week, I couldn’t get these off my mind. When I first wrote about these Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette, the photos just didn’t do them justice. I mean, when you have a dish […]

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Whole Wheat Couscous Tabbouleh Salad

Whole Wheat Couscous Tabbouleh Salad

| August 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

When I moved to New York (as in Manhattan) to go to college, I craved freedom and devoured the city. I walked everywhere, breathing in the skyscrapers and eying the fabulous fashion and amazing pace. Everything seemed so special, so amazing. One of my favorite things was checking out the myriad grocery stores in the […]

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Swiss Chard with Garlic and Bacon Recipe

Swiss Chard with Garlic and Bacon Recipe

| July 2, 2010 | 3 Comments

Every spring I wait excitedly, checking websites and reading newspapers, for the local farmers’ markets to open. While I know that many of my fellow local food-loving compatriots seek out and enjoy local everything all year round, I get a special joy from walking between stands at my favorite markets and selecting different veggies and […]

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Caramelized Onion Orzo Recipe

Caramelized Onion Orzo Recipe

| June 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

It was only earlier this year that I tried making orzo for the first time, and I quickly discovered that I (and my kids) adore it. The tiny bits of pasta make a fabulous side dish. This particular orzo is made with caramelized onions, giving it a wonderful sweetness that gets savory boosts from freshly […]

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Sweet Potato and Carrot Salad Recipe

Sweet Potato and Carrot Salad Recipe

| May 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

Mentally, I am fully entrenched in summer. Picnics, beach days, camping, grilling … these are the things that totally fill my thoughts. But in reality, Will has a few more weeks of school. I have to work. It’s only May. That’s okay. Summer break will be here soon enough, right? In the meantime, I am […]

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Balsamic Roasted Green Beans Recipe

Balsamic Roasted Green Beans Recipe

| April 13, 2010 | 6 Comments

When it comes to veggies, my family loves pretty much anything roasted. Roasting brings out so many wonderful flavors that can be lost or watered down with steaming or boiling. So, recently when I was talking about that with someone an idea popped into my head: what about green beans? Green beans are like a […]

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Avocado and Red Pepper Israeli Couscous Recipe

Avocado and Red Pepper Israeli Couscous Recipe

| February 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

Dear Readers, My weekly Cooking with Kids recipe will appear tomorrow. Due to technical difficulties, we had to delay it a day. Thanks for your understanding! -S Sometimes, the best dishes come out of error. While busy testing recipes this weekend, I had a thought to try serving the Key Lime shrimp that I was […]

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Easy Roasted Sunchokes Recipe

Easy Roasted Sunchokes Recipe

| February 17, 2010 | 14 Comments

A few years ago, I read a blog post where the author declared their undying love for sunchokes, aka Jerusalem artichokes. I’d never seen or heard of this … thing (not knowing what it was, I couldn’t decide if it was a vegetable or what). Fast forward to a few weeks ago, I discovered sunchokes […]

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Garlic, Basil and Parmesan Quinoa Recipe

Garlic, Basil and Parmesan Quinoa Recipe

| January 20, 2010 | 13 Comments

Meet quinoa. It’s a good-for-you “grain” (I’ll tell you why that is in quotes shortly) that looks and behaves similarly to couscous … though the two are not related. It can be used in place of rice or couscous for whatever you might be making. But what is it? Well, it’s natural — not processed […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe

| December 8, 2009 | 5 Comments

It’s really hard to believe that I went for so many years without ever tasting a single sweet potato. My mother didn’t like them, and by extension neither did I. As far as I can remember, I think I had my first one at about age 19 in the fry form (cause seriously, anything in […]

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