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Roasted Beet Salad with Citrus, Shallot and Mint

Roasted Beet Salad with Citrus, Shallot and Mint

This is such a simple salad and can be eaten all year round. I often use different herbs such as rosemary, basil or chives, but for this time of year, I love it with fresh mint. Ingredients 2 pounds beets, trimmed, washed, cut into 2 inch chunks 2 shallots, halved, thinly sliced and sautéed for […]

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Stuffed Eggplant - Vegetarian

Stuffed Eggplant – Vegetarian

This is a wonderful dish as a side for a Greek dinner or an entree for anytime of the year. You can change the cheese to suit your tastes or omit it for a vegan version of this classic dish. Stuffed Eggplant with Feta- Imam Bayildi Serves 8 Ingredients 4 medium eggplants or zucchini Salt […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots

My favorite way to cook many vegetables is to roast them. The caramelization that occurs is so delicious and Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that change completely by roasting and become almost addictive. I often add big chunks of red or yellow onion and fresh herbs such as rosemary and thyme to the pan, […]

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Gratin Gruyere Potatoes

Gratin Gruyere Potatoes

With the holidays approaching we are all grateful for any tips to make cooking less stressful. I am a big fan of making dishes ahead and in my recent cooking class on Make Ahead Thanksgiving Dishes at the Cooks Warehouse we prepared this delicious and simple dish. You can make the dish the day before […]

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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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