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Thinking outside the chicken box: Baked chicken livers with charred sweet corn

Happy Monday! (I know, yeah right).  While you dust off the weekend, I’m pleased to invite you to join me and the fun peeps over at Real Food Family, where I’m guest posting today about new yet simple ways to enjoy the old standbys of chicken and corn. And of course I’ve got plenty of […]

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In Season: A tale of two grilled asparagus

Farmers’ markets are cropping up nowadays even in the smallest of towns, as the public demand for better quality food continues to simmer.   And many food-obsessed (like yours truly) swear by the taste and nutrient content of certain homegrown fruits and vegetables.  With that notion, I decided a little one-on-one sparring was in order between […]

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For the love of feta (and the best way to cut a bell pepper)

I can’t ever remember meeting a fellow eater who didn’t love feta cheese.   Briny, savory and with a substantial mouth-feel, feta is in a class by itself.  The basic sheep’s milk cheese is satisfying, and the perfect star for a fresh, Greek-inspired, nutrient-rich salad… You know, so there’s less guilt about the majority ingredient being […]

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Sunday Dinner: Pork Roulade

Fancy dinners don’t need to be complicated, and they shouldn’t require kitchen slavery.   Take a pork roulade recipe – when roasted to a perfect doneness that’s golden brown and delicious it gives an air of extravagance.  But this Sunday dinner only takes 15 minutes tops to prepare.  And it’s so easy a husband can […]

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How to make Thai curry (and any dish Thai-inspired)

So this What I Ate Wednesday is more of a What I’m Eating Wednesday. Do you ever do that? Get on a kick and eat the same thing for lunch… then dinner… then lunch again, so on and so forth?  I’ve been doing that with curry.  Because it is SO easy to make in a […]

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Meatless Mondays: Quinoa ‘burgers’ with mushroom ‘buns’

I think quinoa just might be the healthiest grain on the planet. You see, without boring you with all the scientific details,  it’s a complete protein.  And for a grain, that’s saying something.  You see the only other complete proteins – meaning food with all eight essential amino acids for human health – are meats.  […]

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Creamed Kale (or spinach or collards or turnip greens)

I recently received a call from the wild for kale recipes.  Something about the Bountiful Baskets Co-op and too much of the bitter green in the box and kids in need of convincing. Enter creamed kale, and a recipe that can basically cream anything green, bitter and boycotted by the masses. Funny Story #1:  Since […]

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