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Mashed Celery Root with Blue Cheese and Watercress: #FoodNetwork-Dish

Mashed celery root whipped up with mascarpone and blue cheeses, watercress, and topped with thinly sliced scallions.

This week, the FN Dish bloggers start a new theme: #SustainableSides.  For the next 3 months, we’ll be blogging every Thursday about all kinds of side dishes to serve with dinner. And we kick it off with ‘Anything Mashed’! I know, this dish is more whipped than mashed, […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Penne

It’s The Secret Recipe Club time again. For the uninitiated, we’re a group of around 130 food bloggers, separated into four smaller blogging groups. Every month, we’re each assigned a blog in our group to look through. We try a few recipes and chose one […]

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Lemony Swiss Chard and Quinoa Saute with Fried Capers and Olives: #WeekdaySupper

Lemony Swiss Chard Quinoa sauté with fried capers and olives

Easy Swiss chard recipe — sautéed with lemon, quinoa, capers, and olives. Perfect vegetarian main dish, or serve as a side dish to the meat eaters at the table. This may sound nuts, but after experimenting with recipes all day I often droop at the thought […]

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Zucchetti Scampi over Couscous: #Healthy Solutions Spice Contest

Spiralized zucchini cooked in a scampi sauce and served over couscous.

Spiralized zucchini cooked in a scampi sauce and served over couscous for a satisfying vegetarian dinner!                             Shrimp scampi is the first dish I learned to make as an adult, and all […]

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Black Eyed Pea Ragout with Frisée and an Egg: #SundaySupper

Black-eyed peas with frisée and a fried egg

We’re celebrating beans this week at #SundaySupper, but first a word about eggs. I have a weakness for things topped with a fried egg. Sautéed greens, Brussels sprouts hash, and pasta – it’s all good. I draw the line at pie, and probably ice cream, […]

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Vegiladas – Vegetarian Enchiladas: #SRC

Vegetarian enchiladas

  These are just the BEST. You can add meat or shrimp if you really must, but consider going completely meatless with these enchiladas. It’s The Secret Recipe Club time again. For the uninitiated, we’re a group of around 130 food bloggers, separated into four […]

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Sweet and Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes: #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce

Lentil sloppy joes

Vegan Sloppy Joes using lentils, sweet bell peppers and onions, and McCormick Sweet and Smoky Sloppy Joes Skillet Sauce! As a child, my favorite lunch in the school cafeteria was Sloppy Joes. As I inched down the long lunch line, I watched jolly hair-netted lunch […]

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Polenta Cake with Honey Yogurt and Peach Preserves: #SundaySupper

Polenta Cake with Yogurt and Peaches

With Valentine’s Day upon us, I wondered where and how this day of celebrating love and romance began. Unsurprisingly, it’s all a bit murky. First of all, there were at least two, and maybe three, priests canonized as martyred saints in Catholic records by the name […]

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Spinach & Garlic Chickpea Pancakes with Sriracha Yogurt

Chickpea pancakes filled with garlic, scallions and spinach, and topped with Sriracha Yogurt.

I admit that when I first saw this week’s Pancake theme with The Food Network’s #ComfortFoodFest, I thought about ricotta pancakes studded with blackberries and one of my very favorites – soufflé pancakes scented with lemon and served with a berry compote. And then I […]

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Cauliflower Skillet Steaks – Sicilian Style: #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauce

seared cauliflower steaks

If you love McCormick spices and rubs (their Grill Mates Montreal Steak, Molasses Bacon, and Smokehouse Maple Seasonings are staples in our kitchen, along with their more traditional spices), you’re going to want to try their newest product line: McCormick® Skillet Sauces. These are ready […]

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Cheesy Polenta Lasagna with Swiss Chard

Vegetarian polenta lasagna with swiss chard and sweet peppers.

Our weather just sucks. I hope I’m not offending anyone, but it’s in the 60’s, sunny, and the magnolia tree in the backyard is covered in plump, fuzzy buds ready to burst into bloom. Tahoe isn’t much better. It’s in the 50’s right now, and […]

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Yellow Split Pea Dal

Yellow Split Pea Dal

I decided many years ago that I didn’t like Indian food. Any of it. After all, it was in the same area of the world as China, and I knew for a fact I didn’t like Chinese food. Not terribly enlightened or adventurous, I know. But food […]

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