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Citrus-Black Bean Salad with Two Peppers

Citrus-Black Bean Salad with Two Peppers

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

I couldn’t bring myself to cook yesterday. When I opened the door to see how it was outside, it was like stepping into a sauna. The air was thick with humidity and it was so hot, despite a late afternoon rain shower. Thank goodness for air conditioners and take out. Today is milder, less humid. […]

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Cooking with Kids: Pasta with Things Mixed In (Aka Macaroni and Cheese with Tomatoes)

Cooking with Kids: Pasta with Things Mixed In (Aka Macaroni and Cheese with Tomatoes)

| April 27, 2010 | 3 Comments

Will is a boy who loves food, loves making food and loves planning things related to food. So do I, but he’s only four. This evening, he decided that he wanted a part in the dinner planning. “Mommy, can we have pasta for dinner tonight,” he asked. I plan our meals on the weekends, so […]

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Seasoned Rice Noodles with Cucumber and Carrot Salad Recipe

Seasoned Rice Noodles with Cucumber and Carrot Salad Recipe

| April 22, 2010 | 4 Comments

It’s springtime, and I am so done with heavy foods. Aren’t you? Belly-filling, bone-warming foods are great when it’s chilly outside, but when it gets warm, you don’t want to be bogged down like that … or, at least I don’t. In any case, this salad/lunch is perfect for when you want something lighter. I […]

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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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Sundried Tomato Spread Recipe

Sundried Tomato Spread Recipe

| March 17, 2010 | 6 Comments

Sundried tomatoes are one of my favorite ingredients. Ever since college, when I first started making versions of sundried tomato pasta, I have been a huge, huge fan. So, whenever I see an alluring package of little, flat dried tomatoes, I have to buy them and use them. They are good in everything from pesto […]

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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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Easy Daikon Salad Recipe

Easy Daikon Salad Recipe

| February 3, 2010 | 19 Comments

I have a big confession to make: I’ve been eating daikon radishes for more than 10 years but only recently learned what this delicious, crunchy veggie was called. In fact, I only learned daikon’s name by process of elimination, followed by research, after a friend asked me what it was at a restaurant … In […]

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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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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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