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Sauteed Leeks on French Bread

Sauteed Leeks on French Bread

| January 25, 2011 | 6 Comments

Yesterday, I didn’t feel like eggs in the morning. Or oatmeal. Or cereal. Or anything vaguely resembling a “normal” breakfast. I just didn’t. It reminded me of my younger days when breakfast foods were persona non grata in my life. But I’ve made a concerted effort in recent years to eat breakfast because it’s good […]

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Roasted Romano Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Romano Brussels Sprouts

| January 4, 2011 | 8 Comments

Everyone has favorites. Will adores pancakes in a way I never imagined possible. Paige loves eggs so much, I swear chickens run away in fear. Shawn practically drools when he glimpses a well-marbled steak. Me? I have many favorites, but when it comes to vegetables there is one that stands apart. Brussels sprouts. Love them. […]

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Green Beans with Browned Butter and Almonds

Green Beans with Browned Butter and Almonds

| December 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

There’s a reason that I never ever boil veggies, and it’s probably not what you think. Are you ready for this? My kids would eat them. Shawn would eat most. But me? I can’t stand boiled vegetables and won’t eat them at all. Maybe I am a teensy picky in that respect. But steam them, […]

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Easy Roasted Cheddar-y Cauliflower

Easy Roasted Cheddar-y Cauliflower

| November 18, 2010 | 3 Comments

Whenever I start to talk about my kids’ eating habits, I pause to admit how blessed I am. They aren’t picky. Heck, they eat almost everything and will try anything once. I know I am lucky — and I know that other parents aren’t so lucky. And why do I know that? Of course, I […]

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Baked Barbecue Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Baked Barbecue Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

| October 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

Love sweet potato fries? This Baked Barbecue Sweet Potato Fries Recipe is easy and delicious. Barbecue seasoning makes these fries really stand out. Just before 2010 began, I swore I would lose all this excess weight before I turned 30 in June. I did lose weight … and kept it off … but I didn’t […]

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Pomegranate Thyme Carrots

Pomegranate Thyme Carrots

| October 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

Mmm. Carrots. While I am not a huge fan of steamed carrots, I love carrots when they have a lot of flavor — and these do. These aren’t your sweet-glazed carrots. Instead they have a rich savoriness, with a hint of sweetness and a whisper of tartness. They’d be fabulous served with a roasted chicken […]

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Slow Roasted Root Vegetables

Slow Roasted Root Vegetables

| October 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

We’re quickly moving towards wintertime here in New England, and with that comes earlier sundowns and less favorable daytime light. I am struggling with pictures, trying to get tasty shots with what light we have. Although I do have lights and whatnot for shooting photos at night, I have ever been particularly comfortable using them. […]

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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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Roasted Beets, Leeks and Eggplant

Roasted Beets, Leeks and Eggplant

| August 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

I love the taste of roasted leeks. Almost smoky … and so tender, with a hint of crisp. Then there’s the roasted beets, they get this beautiful sweetness to them. But the roasted eggplant? The crispy caramelization on the outside and creamy inside was sublime. As far as eggplant recipes go, this is a new […]

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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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