Category Archives: Vegetarian Recipes

Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad

It’s nearing the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t enjoying summer food like grilled corn and tomato salad, especially when the corn comes from a friend’s farm and the tomatoes from my backyard. I added in an … Continue reading

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Tortilla Crusted Tomato Bacon Cheddar Quiche

If you fear making pie crust, but love quiche, you’re in luck. These delightful tomato bacon mini quiches are made with flour tortillas. On a whim I lightly cooked raw tortillas from TortillaLand and placed each in a tart pan … Continue reading

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Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes

Tomato bisque soup recipes often are made with chicken broth and canned tomatoes. I understand using canned tomatoes when fresh are not available, but chicken broth is a no go for me. I want to taste nothing but creamy tomato … Continue reading

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Garden Tomato Sauce Recipe with Fresh Basil

Did you know that tomatoes can teach you about life? This is especially true when you decide to make a garden tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes. If you struggle with perfection, the tomato can teach you that the most imperfect … Continue reading

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Squash Blossoms with Yellow Squash and Spaghetti

How adorable is this dish? Squash blossom spaghetti is so very Italian, yet you’re not going to see it on a menu anytime soon. These squash blossoms are accompanied by yellow zucchini that grows in my backyard garden. It seemed … Continue reading

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Savory Spicy Tomato Basil Eggplant Bread Pudding with Tabasco

Savory tomato basil eggplant breading is dish 3 of the five dish, 10 Ingredient, Tabasco challenge. If you don’t know about my challenge, please visit this page to see just what Tabasco asked me to do. Every day this week, … Continue reading

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Eggplant Benedict with Tabasco Olive Oil Hollandaise, Paleo Friendly

This is the second recipe in the Tabasco 10 Ingredient Challenge. Each day this week, I will be posting a recipe, where I could only use any combination of just ten ingredients. See those ingredients and read more about the … Continue reading

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Red White and Blue Honey Baked Goat Cheese Salad with Blackberry Lemon Vinaigrette

Summer is the time for sweet, juicy, tangy food and, of course, salads. While this is a very simple salad, of honey baked goat cheese, greens, arugula, and summer fruit, there are nuances that must be noted. A good salad … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Fried Onion Rings

A friend gave me a bag of onions he picked on his farm and at first I honestly didn’t know what to do with them. I moved them from room to room, and then it dawned on me. Onion rings! … Continue reading

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Fresh Corn off the Cob Buttermilk Quiche

Fresh corn off the cob finds itself in the most fun places this past week, like in this in buttermilk salad dressing or this buttermilk fried chicken. Yes, I’m on a buttermilk kick, which is what happens when you buy … Continue reading

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Triple Crunch Cabbage Salad with Marcona Almonds and Caraway Vinaigrette

I often get my cooking inspiration from local chefs, local restaurants, local food events. That’s exactly what happened here when I ate a salad sample at Generous Helpings.  It’s hard to believe that of all the fabulous food, such as … Continue reading

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Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Corn and a Key to Happiness

Scrambled eggs is the first food I ever made. I was six years old, and I don’t recall anyone helping me, only because at age six I don’t have any memories of family members. I got myself dressed in the … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Risotto

Sweet Potato Risotto is one of those dishes that makes sense to me, living in Nashville, as it’s a beloved item here. Although it’s a blending of two starches still works, and sweet potatoes love onions (in this case shallots) … Continue reading

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Baked Avocado Egg with Lime Hollandaise Sauce

If you love avocados and if you love runny eggs, this may be your perfect breakfast. You will see this on a lot of blogs so I had to make it just a little more special. I added some lime … Continue reading

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Cacio e Pepe – Bucatini with Pecorino Romano Cheese and Black Pepper

Cacio e Pepe is pasta dish with cheese and black pepper. I got inspired to make this when I was interviewing the chef at Moto Cucina Enoteca and they were making a Cacio e Pepe inspired pizza. This is such … Continue reading

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Melted Tuscan Kale Risotto

This is part of my series on Risotto. I made classic risotto, red beet risotto, sweet potato risotto and now I bring you kale risotto, all within one week. Kale is a favorite of mine and yet I hesitated thinking … Continue reading

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20 Oscar Night Party Food Recipes and a Word from Jennifer Lawrence

I almost forgot it’s Oscar weekend, which means basically putting my pajamas on earlier, and getting cozy on the couch. Don’t worry though, I’ll be wearing bling, as I’ve painted my nails a sparkly silver in honor of Jennifer’s Lawrence’s … Continue reading

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Red Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese

Red Beet Risotto made with goat cheese and freshly grated Pecorino Romano is not just another risotto. It’s spectacular in flavor, texture and presentation. In my previous post I gave you a tutorial on risotto, the ins the outs and … Continue reading

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How to Make Perfect Risotto and Three Mistakes to Avoid

There are some classic risotto dishes, such as risotto milanese, made with beef marrow and saffron, but truly, you can get quite creative with risotto. This is why I chose three types of risotto for this month’s creative cooking challenge. … Continue reading

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25 Beet Recipes and Are Red Beets an Aphrodisiac?

You are smiling aren’t you. Something about the word aphrodisiac gets us all smiling. Partly, we think it’s folk lore, and partly we’re like the idea and want it to be true. How does a food qualify as an aphrodisiac … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Approved Fried Cauliflower, Paleo, Gluten Free

The other day the boys asked me how I knew everything. Ha. If they only knew that while I’ve stored massive information into my brain, it’s often there to remind me of how little I know. When I was half … Continue reading

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Smashed Buttery Fingerling Potatoes with Shallots

Smashed, buttery fingerling potatoes set off by the sweet aroma of shallots is a humble dish that is simply intoxicating. This is the potato dish that will cause you to close your eyes, when taking that first bite. You know … Continue reading

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Make Heart Shaped Beet & Goat Cheese Ravioli with Won Ton Wrappers

If I knew it was so easy to make ravioli with won ton wrappers, I would have done this ages ago. Easy, heart shaped, goat cheese and beet ravioli are just the kind of fun Valentine’s Day food I like … Continue reading

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Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Parmesan

When I was a child I didn’t eat any of these three ingredients. But, my palate is all grown up and I love garlic Brussels sprouts and parmesan cheese as long as the cheese is the real thing, freshly grated. … Continue reading

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Super Antioxidant Salad: Shaved Raw Brussels Sprouts with Raw Red Beet Pesto

In the old days, this was simply a healthy salad.  Now, when I write about it, I think what are the limitations to this super healthy salad with saved brussels sprouts, red beet pesto, and red quinoa and what are … Continue reading

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Raw Beet Pesto with Basil and Sun Flower Seeds

Red beets or beet root? However, you describe this deep purple red root vegetable, there is intensity. People love or hate this earthy vegetable. But, I believe there are only two kinds of people regarding the beet. Those who love … Continue reading

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Green Kombucha Smoothie

Green Kombucha Smoothie made with spinach, avocado, apple, and mango is surprisingly good and super healthy. I feel good bringing you smoothie recipes because I have smoothie testers. Picky eaters who don’t eat many vegetables, but love their green smoothies. … Continue reading

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Homemade Italian Spinach Lasagna

If it weren’t for my quest to make spinach lasagna, I may have never started Spinach Tiger. One night six years ago, I googled  the words green lasagna in preparation for a dinner I was planning for Christmas Eve. I … Continue reading

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Penne alla Vodka

Vodka sauce with penne pasta,  known as Penne alla vodka,  is not a centuries old Italian recipe brought over on the boat. We never ate this growing up, and Italians are not typically at the ready with a vodka bottle … Continue reading

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Retro Rose’s Legendary Stove Top Candied Sweet Potatoes

I don’t usually eat food dripping in buttery, browned sugar, but I make exceptions and my mom’s Candied Sweet Potatoes are one of those. Once you’ve eaten these (even if you don’t have a sweet tooth), you’ll be hooked. Food … Continue reading

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Melted Collard Greens with Pancetta

I’m new to collard greens, which might seem surprising, but I intend to become quite familiar with this Southern staple now that I know it won’t take hours to make them. You can, in fact, cook collard greens in five … Continue reading

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Legends from Europe: Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Toasted Red Quinoa, Parmigiano Reggiano

Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Red Quinoa is a dish one cannot stop eating after the first bite. There is a lot going on with the varying textures from toasted quinoa, smoked almonds and raw Brussels sprouts, but it’s the powerful … Continue reading

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Boozy Spicy Autumn Risotto with Butternut Squash

I’m on an Autumn Roll. If I was a magazine, I would probably be preparing for Valentine’s Day, but I’m a blog, and I’m in real time making boozy, spicy, Autumn Risotto with Butternut Squash. You may remember Autumn Salad, … Continue reading

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Autumn Brunch: Baked Eggs with Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts Hash

Sometimes good things lead to better things and that’s exactly what happened when these eggs made their way into yet another new dish. It was only last week that I discovered sunny side up eggs could be oven fried. From … Continue reading

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Perfect Autumn Potluck Salad: Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Pumpkin Seeds, Cranberries, Warm Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

This Autumn Salad of kale and warm honey mustard vinaigrette with sweet potatoes, dried cranberries and toasted pumpkin seeds is the perfect salad for parties and potlucks. This is a perfect potluck salad because you  can have everything ready within … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese, Honey, Tomato Tart

I did this recipe years ago but it was featured as a French Tomato tart instead of a goat cheese, honey tomato tart, the name it deserved all along. I wasn’t proud of how it came out or what my … Continue reading

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Chicken Stuffed Poblano Pepper with Avocado Sauce

A chicken stuffed poblano pepper made with peaches, almonds, apples and cilantro is a bit unique in texture, flavor, sweet juiciness, creaminess and bold heat. This is the best healthy recipe combining chicken and poblano peppers that I have ever … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Cole Slaw with Green Apple and 7 Tips for Making Cole Slaw

Blue cheese cole slaw with a touch of green apple made with dijon mustard is delight to all the senses. Before you taste, your nose can smell tang of the blue cheese and mustard. The green apple brings a tart … Continue reading

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Corn Avocado Salad, Tomato, Black Eyed Peas and Four-Minute Corn on the Cob

Husking fresh corn for corn salad says summer is here, the crops are in, and the food we wait all year for is ready to go. While we here  in the Nashville area don’t grow our own avocados, we do … Continue reading

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Red Beet Vitamix Smoothie Recipe and 10 Benefits of Beets

My grandfather always used to say in his Italian accent, “eata  youra beets, they are a good for youra blood.” He always told me that carrots were good for my eyes and beets were good for my blood.  He was … Continue reading

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Melted Tuscan Kale

Do you like used book stores? I am a double winner when it comes to finding cookbooks at this very cool used book store, BookManBookWoman.in Hillsboro Village in Nashville.  One recent Sunday I took a friend there and we both … Continue reading

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Baked Frittata with Spaghetti and Broccoli

Baked frittata with spaghetti and broccoli could be baked frittata with any kind of pasta and veggie, because it’s all about using the left overs to drive home a protein packed, healthy breakfast lunch or dinner. I needed some cooking … Continue reading

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30 Minute Health Soup

How are you holding up out there during flu season? Me. I’m fine now, but I didn’t do so well. I just had a terrible bout with pneumonia and then relapsed and then celebrated with a perfect check up and … Continue reading

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Authentic Guacamole and Tableside Presentation Starts with a Peeled Avocado

Authentic Guacamole! I feel a bit presumptuous stating this, but I have a little history with authentic guacamole. A visit to Puerto Vallarta before I knew Mr. ST. with someone else I refer to as the surfer heel, if I … Continue reading

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Kale and Apple Salad with Golden Raisins, Maple Pecans, and a Cider Maple Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

I doubt there is any bigger pressure to bring a great dish to a potluck than when the Nashville Food Bloggers are getting together. Yes, we are organized thanks to Lindsay Taylor of Love and Olive Oil. She organized a … Continue reading

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Nashville Hot Tofu Sliders, and a Vegan Challenge from the Creative Cooking Crew

I live in Nashville, the new “it” city that has always enjoyed making fun of itself. The Nashville Scene  hosts a yearly contest called You are so Nashville if… Here are some of the best ones from 2012 and a … Continue reading

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Roasted Fettuccine and Broccoli

I have a rule in my house. No fighting in the kitchen. No tantrums or moodiness.  I tell little boys, if you’re going to pull a fit, you have to leave the kitchen. This is our happy space. This is … Continue reading

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Roasted Salad of Spring Greens, Hazelnuts, Pecorino

Did you ever get into something late in the game like a television show in its last season? I’m a big Monk fan, but way behind the trends, I only became a fan during the second to the last season. … Continue reading

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Roasted Turnips, a Lower Carb, Lower Calorie Alternative to the Potato

What do you do when someone gives you a bushel of turnips? You thank them and turn on the oven. I  just happen to be lucky enough to be connected with a local farmer, and a bushel of turnips ended … Continue reading

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Raw Beet Salad with Shallot, Honey, Orange Vinaigrette

If you’re anything like me, you love appetizer parties, but as you’re scoping the table, looking for meatballs, puff pastries and triple cream cheese, you look for that bite of healthy to clean the palate and balance the heavy meats … Continue reading

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My Italian Grandmother’s Basic Homemade Tomato Sauce

I am Italian. I’m picky about my tomato sauces, but probably not in the way you think. I like them understated, balanced, bright and fresh even though I used canned tomatoes. If you need a recipe for fresh garden tomato … Continue reading

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Grilled Cauliflower Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

Happiness to me if finding ways to prepare food in five minutes or less and still eat like a queen.  Grilled cauliflower steak with roasted tomatoes is double happiness. It requires very little prep time, and yields almost zero waste.  … Continue reading

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Green Bean Mushroom Onion Tart in Sage Crust: A Five Star Makeover for Green Bean Casserole

I cook every month with a group of talented bloggers. We are challenged with a concept and asked to remake it into a Five Star Makeover. I was not happy this month with our mission to remake the green bean … Continue reading

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Kale Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Pecorino Cheese

I had a conversation with a girlfriend recently. She decided to give a man a chance that maybe in another season in her life wouldn’t have been considered. As she talked about his qualities, she realized that nice matters more, … Continue reading

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Faith’s Saffron Rice and Edible Mosaic Cookbook Launch

It’s a  cookbook launch party, and I’m so happy to spread the news about a fellow blogger and friend. I’ve come to know Faith in the last few years as one of the bloggers who participates with me in the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Side: Butternut Squash with Brussels Sprouts and a Secret Ingredient

Yesterday a friend asked me for something different as a Thanksgiving side dish.  I tend to cling to traditional recipes with one hand, while twisting them and turning them a bit modern with another. The Thanksgiving table has to have … Continue reading

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Creamy Garden Tomato Soup in the Vitamix

I waited patiently for two things to happen. A big crop of tomatoes from my garden, and a Vitamix. I needed a large crop all ripened at the same time so I could make something like creamy garden tomato soup. … Continue reading

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Roasted Zucchini with Pecorino and Toasted Almonds Inspired by Basi Italia

People often ask me how I learned to cook or how do I stay so creative in the kitchen? It’s easy. I eat out a lot. I am greatly inspired and motivated by restaurants and their talented chefs. I knew … Continue reading

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Sunset Tomato Jam and a not so Pinterest Life

Sunset Tomato Jam should have been served at our sunset wedding in cute jars, with a sentimental label, which  I would have printed out myself using two different fonts that blend together in harmony. It’s a balanced combination of sweet … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Tacos Three Ways

My kitchen cooking often gets its inspiration from eating out.  I often tell people, “if you want to learn to cook, eat out, taste food, get exposure to flavor, textures and good dining experiences.” I recently ate at fantastic new … Continue reading

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How to Love a Radish

Can you remember something from childhood that you refused to eat and just clamor for now? I need to learn how to love a radish. I did not like radishes. I picked them out of salads and didn’t understand why … Continue reading

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Savory Sweet Potato Grits

It’s a twist and a turn to bring two southern staples together in one dish. Southern food has evolved, as all cuisine should.  A lot of southern kitchens serve grits for breakfast with butter and sugar. I gravitate to the … Continue reading

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Kale and Farm Fresh Poached Eggs

This is an ordinary post showing my ordinary breakfast. Every Saturday I go to the Franklin Farmer’s Market. I look for the seasonal items, but I almost always return home with kale and eggs, which are staples for me. I … Continue reading

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Roasted Zucchini, First Fruits from our Garden

This is our 4th year growing a small garden.  We still don’t know what we’re doing, but we seem to have green thumbs.  This year we decided to have organic soil delivered, and we can already see the difference. Organics … Continue reading

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The Pink Goat: Squash Blossoms Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Roasted Rhubarb

Welcome to the Five Star Foodie Makeover,  hosted by Lazaro of Lazaro Cooks! Our theme this month is Restaurant Wars.  A few months ago, we were asked to develop a restaurant theme and create a menu. Our  group chose the … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust Topped with Arugula Salad

Last week, I had a health scare and for a minute (a day, actually) I awaited to hear test results.  It could have been the kind of news that tells me I won’t see a walker or failing eye sight … Continue reading

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Penne Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, Lemon, Capers, Breadcrumbs

Pasta with brussels sprouts! Not typical. Not seen on any menu with my eyes. Not served during my childhood. But, after putting these together, I wonder why no one has thought of this before. The delivering punch of flavor can … Continue reading

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Four Cheese Sweet Potato Lasagna and an Oxo Handheld Mandolin Giveaway

This dish will be featured on So So Simple Food with other pasta dishes as part of Presto Pasta Nights on Friday, April 13, your lucky pasta day! This is not an ordinary sweet potato dish, nor is it an … Continue reading

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Local Lettuce, Honey Goat Cheese Salad Dressing

It’s Farmer’s Market Season in the Nashville area. Our Franklin Farmer’s Market. The warm weather has hastened the season and last Saturday was like a day in May instead of March. I am excited to bring together three of my … Continue reading

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Savory Chive Cheesecake with Potato Chips Crust

I admit that sometimes on rare occasions, my mind wanders during church. Not because our church is boring. Far from it. You know I wouldn’t be at a boring service.  Sometimes, the pastor is a bit overly enthusiastic,  and if … Continue reading

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Green Potato Soup for St. Patrick

We know he had two companions, hunger and nakedness, and that the gnawing in his belly and the chill on his exposed skin were his worst sufferings, acutely painful presences that could not be shaken off. From this scant information—Patricius … Continue reading

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Hunger Games Dandelion Salad with Blood Orange Salad Dressing

There is a reason I put the burnt bread with the dandelion salad. Some of you already know. I’ve been thinking about this dandelion salad as much as I’ve thought about the lamb stew. In my last post, I prepared … Continue reading

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Roasted Beet Pasta with Beet Gnocchi, Cream Cheese, Poppy Seeds

This dish is a little over the top. Beet pasta with beet gnocchi, in cream cheese sauce topped off with toasted poppy seeds is not likely to be found on too many menus or in anybody’s kitchen. I wanted it … Continue reading

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Bacon Roasted Cauliflower.

Today in the parking lot of Trader Joe’s a woman drove up to me and stopped her car to tell me something. She rolled down her window and said, “you have beautiful hair, everything about it, even the color.”I was … Continue reading

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Kale and Green Olive Frittata

Do you ever get like this. You are married for years, maybe decades, and yet you find out something about your spouse that shocks you. You can’t imagine the chaos leading up to this healthy, darling heart-shaped kale frittata.  Superbowl … Continue reading

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Tuscan White Bean Bruschetta with Crispy Kale and Prosciutto

Continuing down the bean path, I am reminiscing about a trip we once took to Tuscany. We ended up eating lunch one day at a small outdoor cafe in the middle of nowhere in a town called Volpaia. No one … Continue reading

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Crostini with Edamame Avocado Spread

Edamame, olive oil, lime, nori sea salt and avocado on Italian toast is going to be my appetizer of choice this Sunday. I love Super Bowl Sunday. It’s the first serious feast since the New Year and a great time … Continue reading

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Baby Peas, Toasted Almonds and Lemon

I’m here with a ten kisses recipe to get you healthy new year started, no matter what your food needs are. Scratch everything you think you know about Brussels Sprouts,  how and when to serve them, and think bright green … Continue reading

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Red and Golden Beet Crostini with Goat Cheese and Honey

Post Editor’s Note: Red and Golden Beet Crostini with Goat Cheese and Honey was recently honored as the starter course at the Relish Epicurea Supper Club. It’s a must make for any occasion, from a cocktail party to a full … Continue reading

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Purple Potatoes with Blue Cheese

Purple Potatoes meet Roquefort Cheese. How do you do South America? How do you do France? When purple foods from far off lands find each other,it can indeed be a love affair. Both foods are sexy and have a story. … Continue reading

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Potato Cake with a Ruffled Egg and Brussels Sprouts

Mashed potatoes serve as a great base for so many wonderful dishes. I don’t make them frequently, but when I do, I made more than enough to use again in another way, especially for potato cakes. Potato cakes were something … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts Gnocchi Pan Fried with Sage Browned Butter

Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to change flavors and go Italian. You can do it with your Thanksgiving leftovers. All you need are your left over mashed potatoes and some fresh brussels sprouts. Left over roasted sprouts will do … Continue reading

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Roasted Golden Beet Carpaccio with Orange Walnut Vinaigrette

The single most popular post here at Spinach Tiger is one that only took five minutes of preparation and was merely a side to a more exciting main course. But, every single day, tons of people google roasted golden beets, … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with, Almonds, Dried Cherries, Blood Orange Olive Oil

How did brussels sprouts become the major green star of Thanksgiving dinner? Possibly, because the season for them starts in the Fall, but did you know it goes all the way to Spring? However this came to be, I’m glad … Continue reading

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Chopped Kale Salad with Toasted Almonds

I have a confession to make. I just started eating kale. I tell you this because you might be uncomfortable with certain vegetables and think you are the only one. You might be under the false impression that  “those foodies … Continue reading

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Roasted Okra, Eggplant and Cherry Tomatoes

This is a story about chance meetings. I stumbled upon a beautiful market stand in front of the  Franklin Whole Foods on Sunday night.  I love Whole Foods for allowing various farmers to bring their products and set up a … Continue reading

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Grilled Pizza with Pears, Fig Jam, Melted Cheddar, Lavender Sea Salt

It’s Five Star Foodie Make Over time again and this month’s theme is pizza. Hosted by Lazaro Cooks and Natasha of Five Star Foodie, visit their sites on Friday to see what everyone else did to take pizza in a … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard, Nectarine and Toasted Pecan Salad

Do you dare to step out of your comfort zone with salad? I know you have moved away from ice berg lettuce (which is still good with a creamy blue cheese dressing retro style). I’m sure your fridge has seen … Continue reading

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Spring Pea Soup with a Pea Shoot Salad

You cannot get too far into my blog without knowing how highly I think of peas. If I were a character in a fairy tale, I might just be the princess and the pea, because I can be somewhat fussy … Continue reading

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White Asparagus Debuts as Pasta Ribbons

hosted by 5 Star Foodie & Lazaro Cooks! White Asparagus has such a short season that you probably are a true foodie if you have ever had it, but especially if you have ever cooked it. In fact, the season … Continue reading

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Broccoli Rabe with Orecchietti: A Classic Pasta Dish that Leans Healthy and Hearty

Do you know what broccoli rabe is? It’s not broccoli. And, it’s not broccolini. It is, however, also known as rapini. A few years ago, I didn’t know that it existed. And because of that, the first time I ordered … Continue reading

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Christmas Lima Bean and Celery Soup with Olives and Lemon Garnish

When I was in Napa last month, I got to visit two stores that I had a hard time leaving. One was a kitchen store that has everything you could ever need and it’s so retro, they even write out … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Angel Hair with Toasted Almonds and Pomegranate

Are you as busy as I am? You might even be busier, but Christmas time is the worst time to compromise your food choices. If you are like me, you still want delicious, and, I hope you want something nutritionally … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Spaghetti with Spicy Eggplant Sauce and Isnello, Sicily

It’s been a long time since I posted a real recipe. My travels to San Francisco put my cooking on hold, but I’m back in the kitchen with another delicious Marcella Hazan recipe that is more in keeping with my … Continue reading

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End of Summer Corn and Yellow Zucchini Stir-Fried in Cast Iron

Corn and zucchini are our good summer friends. Is there room for one more idea? I don’t pretend to run a gourmet kitchen, although at times, it might appear that way. Four out of seven nights this is how we … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato Panzanella with Poached Eggs

This past Saturday I won the rotten tomato award. Well, not exactly. It was more like a bushel of heirlooms that had some bruises and might otherwise be thrown out. As I was purchasing some heirloom tomatoes and a yellow … Continue reading

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Golden Grape Gazpacho, Gluten Free and Vegan

As tomatoes, cucumbers and basil are a plenty right now, one lovely refreshing soup coms to mind, gazpacho. This version has no bread, but I did post a more traditional version here. And, I realize my title says grape gazpacho. … Continue reading

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Hand Rolled Tarragon Pasta, Chanterelle Mushrooms and Blogger Collaboration Part 2

Can you tell the difference between these two pasta dishes? One of the dishes is made with hand-rolled pasta (no machine) and one is made with an Atlas pasta machine. I never thought it could be done. I have gone … Continue reading

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Dandelion Pasta Salad and How Food Bloggers Successfully Collaborate

How do two food bloggers who are in command of their own kitchens successfully collaborate? Last weekend I found myself in a beautiful Hollywood Hills home, nesting, shopping, and cooking with one of my favorite food bloggers in the whole … Continue reading

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Magda Zucchini Bake, When Chubby is Better than Slender

Do you like surprises? I do, especially when I go to the farmer’s market and see something I’ve never seen before. And, this happens frequently. I ask myself, “where have I been?” Eating on the moon, or just too comfortable … Continue reading

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French Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese from Goats I Know

Editor’s note: Go here for recipe. See the redo. This summery, french tomato tart is not really about me, even if tarts are my favorite food. This tart is about a combination of many hands, hard at work, and a … Continue reading

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Modern Succotash: Corn, Edamame, Tomato, Avocado

The most enchanting part of cooking is taking the flavors and traditions of one heritage and blending them with another. Succotash is a dish with corn and lima beans, but it can have tomatoes and other vegetables. Sometimes it’s green … Continue reading

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La Fritteda and the Fava Bean: Food Worth Fighting For

This is not the most beautiful looking pot of food. All the work that went into this dish, and I still ended up with the ugly step sister, but delicious enough for the princess. My baby artichokes could look better. … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus is My Kind of Fast Food

If it takes five minutes, is it still cooking? That’s the question of the decade, isn’t it? Jamie Oliver is doing everything he can to rid the schools of five-minute cooking and I’m trying to bring it back. Only I’m … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Broccoli Basil Mozzarella Frittata

This is my first “baked” frittata. I have always followed in the footsteps of my mother, grandmother, great grandmother and made my frittatas on top of the stove, a method that takes a lot of practice and confidence, perhaps even … Continue reading

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Crispy Sweet Potato Chips

When your eyes land on these crispy beauties, don’t they lure you in? Don’t you want to just munch away biting into every bit of salt and olive oil and crunch? Well go ahead. They are not deep fried, but … Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Potato Lasagna

Post Edit: I have an new version of sweet potato lasagna made with four cheeses posted here. My husband  told me when we got married, “I don’t eat sweet potatoes. I just couldn’t accept this statement, and upon investigation, discovered … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Radicchio with Warm Bean Salad

This is a simple salad to kick off the March schedule of Cooking Italy. What I love the most about this group of home cooks is our google group. Not only do we discuss the ingredients that sometimes are not … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Pizzoccheri and Making Buckwheat Pasta

This is a two-part post. Pizzoccheri, an Italian pasta casserole made with buckwheat pasta, swiss chard stalks, potato, fontina cheese and the making of buckwheat pasta. It’s a safe bet that you are probably like me and not too familiar … Continue reading

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Borscht, the Elixer of Soups; Brown Bread with Watermelon Radishes

The snow fell in colors of white and silver. White by day in big fluffy snow flakes, keeping all the neighbor kids out of school and silver by night in sleet and icy rain, keeping all the adults grounded in … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Savory Leek and Carrot Tart and Will the Real Parmigiano-Regianno Please Stand Up?

Tortine alle Carote e Porri. One look at this beautiful savory tart of pureed carrot and sauteed leeks over pastry, and I was captivated by the magazine picture. For many months I thought my Cooking Italy group should be treated … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Pasta with Broccoli and Anchovy Sauce

This dish is more exciting than it appears. Many years ago, my cousin Sam and I were room mates. He was my foodie/cooking hero and he told me I should make a broccoli anchovy sauce. I gave him that kind … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy – Tegliate di Biete: Rainbow Chard Torte and Red to Remember Continues

Yesterday was quite an emotional day, as I watched food bloggers support World AIDS Day, by cooking for Red to Remember. There is still time to join in if you wish to and next Tuesday, I’ll post a round-up of … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Cashew

You can’t go wrong with Brussels Sprouts as long as you follow one piece of advice. Ready… Roast, do not boil. That’s it. That is my secret and I promise you that they will be one of the favorite holiday … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy – Spinach Soup with Crostini and a little Spinach 101

This recipe was  part of the cooking curriculum for  a cook along group that cooked mostly from Marcella Hazan’s Essentials of Classical Italian Cooking.  I’m Popeye the Sailor Man I’m Popeye the Sailor Man I’m strong to the finich Cause … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Cappellacci–Ravioli Filled with Sweet Potatoes, Autumn Browned Butter

In Italy, Cappellacci means a square pasta dumpling that is stuffed with pumpkin. It is the specialty of Ferrara and can also be found in other parts of Emilio-Romagna. Marcella explains in her book that she could not get the … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Ebogoné–Cranberry Beans, Sage, & Rosemary Bring a Big Smile to the Fall

I have mood swings when it comes to herbs. If you noticed my summer fare, you saw a lot of basil, parsley and thyme. Thyme is my summer go to herb for just about everything that isn’t tomato based. But … Continue reading

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Purple Food: Not So Naked Roasted Quinoa

Continuing in my series of Purple Food, muscadine grapes are a rich source of polyphenols and are considered a super anti-oxidant. Find out more about the muscadine nutrition profile here. Roasting or toasting quinoa continues to be my favorite way … Continue reading

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Yard Long Beans, Uninterrupted and Why I Love Bruce Lee

Isn’t it about time I swing in the ring with some sort of Asian food, if only a very simple dish? Looking at Spinach Tiger, one would think I don’t eat anything Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, or Vietnamese. But, there are … Continue reading

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Spicy Maple Roasted Apple Soup

I like to make creamy soups with fall flavors. Earlier this year I made a nutty carrot soup and a pumpkin carrot curry soup. These are the kind of soups that deliver a particular taste profile that whisks you into … Continue reading

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Purple Cauliflower Parties On

This is part of my purple food series, I began last week, where I wrote about why purple food should be on your plate frequently. If it was only JUST good for you, I would not talk about it. If … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Zucchini Sauce with Garlic and Basil

A sunny summer day awakens the anticipation of an afternoon at the pool, and not just any pool, but an olympic size pool, surrounded by a hill of trees on all sides, making a sticky, hot day livable. It is … Continue reading

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Purple Caponata and My Dinner Party Story

Japanese Eggplant for Italian Caponata – It’s beautiful skin is part of my purple food adventures. I like to try new ways to make old dishes. I am also extremely stubborn about creating my own recipes, which is why ironically … Continue reading

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Purple Lime-Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

How pretty are these purple fries? And, the best news aside from being on one of those healthy purple foods I talked about here, they are roasted, not fried and they are smacking good. Usually, when your health is at … Continue reading

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Pick a Peck of Purple Foods

I started noticing how much I’m drawn to purple food when I eyed my first purple sweet potato just a few weeks ago at Whole Foods. I then started researching purple food just because I was curious (and google makes … Continue reading

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South Beach Fresh Start Brunch

I named this South Beach Fresh Start Brunch for many reasons. It could easily be a part of the famous South Beach Diet, high in fiber, protein and no bread. It has the right complex carbs that are sanctioned and … Continue reading

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Zucchini Garlic Scape Pesto

I was bursting at the seams to share something that developed in my kitchen last Friday night. I meant to share this right away, but then I thought I might redo it and make it prettier. But when I had … Continue reading

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Purple Hull Peas and Two Pasta Recipes

Until last summer, this was a new bean for me. Purple hull peas are members of the cow pea family and are another version of black eyed peas. The only place I ever see them is at Reed’s a local … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy – Spaghetti and Pesto, Green Beans, Potatoes

GENOVA or Genoa, located in the region of Liguria, is the home of pesto, a combination of basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic, parmigiano-reggiano and pecorino cheeses. Pesto has a deep meaning for us as we make it for every … Continue reading

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Insalata Caprese Recipe Showdown

I am intrigued with the simplicity and popularity of insalata Caprese. Everyone seems to love it, especially D.C. If it’s on the menu, he orders it, no matter what. I often say I like “bright, clean” food, which may seem … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy – Bruschetta with Tomatoes from Rome

Before I talk about the food, I must stop to give you a language lesson. I studied Italian for a year and I will not really master this language until I spend a long period of time in Italy. The … Continue reading

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Carmella’s Asparagus with Poached Egg

I first saw an egg propped up on a row of asparagus at the table next to me on my last night in Rome two years ago. I wasn’t sure how I felt about that dish at the time, but … Continue reading

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Squash Blossoms Crispy Fried

Post Edit:  I’ve made some more squash blossoms (from my own garden)  stuffed with goat cheese, here. I love when a recipe for something unusual catches my eye and then my local farmer’s market features the ingredient. Last week, as … Continue reading

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Spring Peas with Poached Eggs

Fresh shelled peas, pancetta, and farm fresh poached eggs, perfect for any time of the day. The older I get, the less I want convenience. These hands that have mixed paints and plasters to arrange on walls or hand cut … Continue reading

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Roasted Golden Beets

When most people think of beets, they think of red beets. The expression,”she turned beet red makes perfect sense.” You never hear anyone say, “beet gold when describing something yellow.” Golden beets are not as common as red beets, and, … Continue reading

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Rosemary Walnut Pasta with Eggplant

If you find yourself asking, “what can I do with this one small eggplant,” or one piece of sausage, or maybe even just one left over serving of roast chicken, know that you can make some pasta and have it … Continue reading

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Broccoli Basil Soup

Finest Foodie Friday – Today, I was blessed enough to be named as one of the selected food blogs from the foodie blog roll, an honor since there are over 3800 blogs. You can read more about the Foodie Blog … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Carrot Curry Soup

Pumpkin carrot curry soup with peanuts in the Spring, not the Fall! Well, yes, if I waited until October, you might miss out on something delicious, savory, sweet, spicy, and yet, healthy and light. No, I need to share it … Continue reading

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Ravioli, Orange Basil Browned Basil Butter and Pine nuts

Yesterday was National Ravioli Day. In researching this, I found out there are all kinds of national food days and I look forward to celebrating National Spinach Day next week. This recipe looks long and complicated. It’s not. The way … Continue reading

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Toasted Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes for Blogger Aid

My passion for healthy, whole food is only equalled by my compassion for those who are hungry, and may not have that same opportunity to choose three healthy meals a day. I never take it for granted, and in my … Continue reading

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Split Pea Soup with Portobello Mushrooms

I have a definite food style. I know right away just looking at a dish if I’m going to like it. This is why I love food blogs and I can practically taste the food as I look at it. … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Stacks on Crispy Quinoa Pancake

Keenwhat? That’s how I felt the first time I was introduced to quinoa (pronounced keenwah). It took me a while to know how to pronounce it and even longer to be willing to try it in my own kitchen. I’ve … Continue reading

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Fruity Nutty Carrot Soup

The Christmas decorations were still staring at me, along with a few extra pounds and some left over fruit from all the festivities. My body was screaming for fruits and vegetables and, with several gloomy days in a row, my … Continue reading

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Fennel and Orange Salad

If you are like me, at this time of year, you are coming out of a sugar coma, and your body is craving fresh, whole food. The combination of fennel and oranges is refreshing and a good choice for weaning … Continue reading

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Nutty Pasta Haystacks

What do you serve when you are entertaining your mother’s church ladies, (all 15 of them) and she wants something other than tea sandwiches or chicken salad? First, you spike the punch; and, then you fall back on your “go … Continue reading

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