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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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Grilled Ratatouille Recipe

Grilled Ratatouille Recipe

| August 17, 2010 | 2 Comments

When I saw the eggplant in my CSA basket last week, I couldn’t contain my excitement. Yes, I yelped. I’ve been waiting for eggplant to appear for weeks, which is a funny thing since I didn’t eat it at all for many years. When I was in my early 20s, coworkers of mine gushed about […]

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Grilled Summer Squash with Tomatoes, Garlic and Scallions

Grilled Summer Squash with Tomatoes, Garlic and Scallions

| August 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

One of the best parts of belonging to a CSA is getting to chat with the farmers when you pick up your share. We discuss the crops, how things are progressing and trade tips on what to do with the produce. Today, the conversation revolved around some cows that the farm will be getting in […]

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Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

Sesame Soy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

| August 3, 2010 | 4 Comments

When the school packet arrived last week, I got choked up. Parked at the top of our long, winding driveway, I quickly scanned the forms for teacher names while the kids demanded to know if there was mail for them. “One second, guys,” I said. It was the last day of July, a beautiful, spotless […]

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Grilled Radish Packets Recipe

Grilled Radish Packets Recipe

| July 20, 2010 | 6 Comments

Growing up, I always picked radishes out of salads. To me, they were a garnish that shouldn’t be consumed ever. The fierce peppery-ness just didn’t appeal to me at all. But then, a few years ago, I tried Balsamic Sauteed Radishes and it was a complete revelation. The peppery taste of the little, hard, red […]

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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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