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Swiss Chard with Spicy Carrots and Garlic Oil

Swiss Chard with Spicy Carrots and Garlic Oil

I love this dish made with seasonal organic Swiss chard ( one of my fave greens) and spicy slivered carrots. You can use any green you like such as kale, spinach, arugula, bok choy or escarole. Cooked greens are not only a lovely side dish but served cold with a little vinaigrette, they  can turn […]

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Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Cooking with Fresh Herbs

One of my favorite ways to enhance a dish is with the use of fresh herbs. Not only are they flavorful and healthy, they also add an extra dimension to recipes that make the dish come alive. I often grow my own and find certain herbs such as basil, mint, chives, rosemary and thyme very […]

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Roasted Beet Salad with Watercress and Toasted Walnuts

Roasted Beet Salad with Watercress and Toasted Walnuts

One of my favorite ways to enjoy beets is to roast them until they are caramelized and tender. I can eat them just like that or slice them up and add to a salad or vegetable plate. In this delicious recipe I toss beets with watercress, endive, toasted walnuts and a lemon vinaigrette. Warm Beet […]

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Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

What an beautiful and delicious appetizer this is, or it could be a side for a simple meal of grilled fish and green salad. Puff pastry is the easiest dough to work with, as it isn’t finicky like phyllo or pastry dough. I buy it frozen and defrost it on the counter for an hour […]

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho

One of my favorite summer soups – gazpacho brings back memories of my mother who would make it with all the wonderful vegetables from our garden. Refreshing and healthy; it’s a great first course or light lunch or blended as a smoothie for breakfast. Gazpacho Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients 1 small red onion, minced […]

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Southern Indian Garlic Tomatoes

Southern Indian Garlic Tomatoes

From my Indian class this dish is from the South which means there is some serious heat. I love this as a side dish for lamb, chicken or a simple vegetable curry. These are very spicy, always pair with rice and or a yogurt dish such as Raita to temper the heat. The idea of a mango […]

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Asian Spinach with Ginger and Garlic

Asian Spinach with Ginger and Garlic

One of my favorite dishes that is perfect warm or as a chilled salad. This can be made with any green you chose such as kale, bok choy or any Asian green. Steamed Spinach with Spicy Ginger Dressing Serves 6 Ingredients 1 Tb. vegetable oil 1 Tb. finely minced ginger 3 cloves minced garlic 3 […]

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Cauliflower Cakes with Mixed Greens

Cauliflower Cakes with Mixed Greens

As we all know cauliflower is the new kale and is seen in every incarnation this year. With its bland taste and multiple uses this very nutritious and versatile vegetable can be used as a replacement for potatoes, rice, pizza crust and more. In this delicious and simple recipe I use it to make a […]

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Flatbread with Greens, Mushrooms and Chevre

Flatbread with Greens, Mushrooms and Chevre

This delicious flatbread can be served as a side or entree paired with a salad. You can be super creative with the toppings and add whatever you have in the fridge such as sautéed or grilled vegetables, any type of cheese that melts, sautéed onions, pesto or fresh herbs. The dough can be made ahead […]

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Sausage Lasagna

Sausage Lasagna

The time of year is calling for cooler nights and this sausage lasagna is very appetizing. Such a creative dish lasagna can be made with any protein you like such a turkey sausage, ground beef, layers of grilled vegetables or fresh spinach. As long as you have abundant tomato sauce to soften the pre cooked […]

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Roasted Cauliflower with Olives, Capers and Parsley

Roasted Cauliflower with Olives, Capers and Parsley

The vegetable of the year is cauliflower and I love it best roasted. The flavor of the vegetable changes completely with the natural sweetness emerging and the texture becoming crispy around the edges and tender inside. This dish can be served as part of a vegetarian meal or a side and is easily mutable with […]

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