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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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Chestnut and Bacon Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

Chestnut and Bacon Ciabatta Stuffing Recipe

| December 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

When I was planning Thanksgiving this year, a lot of it was pretty simple. After five years of preparing Thanksgiving dinner, I have a pretty good idea of timing, what works and where is best to go simple. So, when I was planning the menu I kept to several favorite dishes. That made the veggies […]

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Four Years, and Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Mash Recipe

Four Years, and Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Mash Recipe

| November 9, 2009 | 9 Comments

This acorn squash is sweet and rich. Best of all, it’s super easy. My son eats as much as he can get out of the shell — so that’s a testament to how kid-friendly this is. Serve it in the squash shell, and it looks pretty impressive too. Today is a special day. It’s Sarah’s […]

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Grilled Pole Beans Recipe

Grilled Pole Beans Recipe

| July 30, 2009 | 6 Comments

It was a rare occasion the other day: I headed off to the local organic farmers market without any children in tow. That meant I could meander around and take things slow while I shopped for vegetables for dinner, something for lunch and a few things to add to an extra special gift basket I […]

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Grilled Beets With Feta Recipe

Grilled Beets With Feta Recipe

| July 2, 2009 | 12 Comments

It’s funny. It seems like with beets, people either love them or hate them. And of the people that hate them, I find that most haven’t ever actually had fresh beets. If you fall into the latter category, my condolences and I urge you to give fresh, wonderful beets a try. Seriously. Now for those […]

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Chipotle Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

Chipotle Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

These sweet and spicy sweet potato fries are perfect with burgers. After I photographed these fries tonight, I left the plate on the table while I finished getting dinner ready. I heard the scrape and squeak of a kitchen chair slowly moving across the floor, but didn’t look. Next thing I know, my husband is […]

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Vinaigrette

| February 16, 2009 | 7 Comments

This year, I have made a commitment to living healthier. There are simply too many negative effects and risks associated with being overweight to do anything else. And being that I am surrounded with folks who have made similar commitments with double digit results, it’s hard not to follow suit … I just wish more […]

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