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Squash Blossom Risotto

I haven’t made risotto in a while, and I had almost forgotten how wonderful it is. Risotto should be loose and a little runny, not a tight little ball when scooped onto a plate. I finished this one with a handful of grated cheese and a little butter to give it a richness. The term … Continue reading »

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Quinoa with Snap Peas and Mint

I’m a big fan of quinoa because it reminds me of pasta but it’s actually a seed so it’s healthier. You can basically treat it as you would any small pasta and it works, although my favorites are either mushroom-based or citrus-based. When I saw these beautiful snap peas at the farmers market, it seemed … Continue reading »

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Mediterranean Citrus Couscous

As you might know by now, I love citrus. The olives in this recipe give it a nice salty, earthy bite and balances out the bright freshness of the citrus. Cooking this couscous in the juice really brings out the citrus flavor without adding fats like cheese and butter. I happened to find kaffir lime … Continue reading »

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Stuffing and Turkey Roulade

Well, it’s time for the pre-Thanksgiving round-up. After several lovely meals for the holiday, I can say I’m done with turkey until next year. Not including turkey sandwiches or ground turkey. But the whole bird…I’ve had enough for a while. I thought we were getting a de-boned and butterflied turkey breast from the butcher, but … Continue reading »

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Strawberry Rhubarb Quinoa

Well, after making the mini pies, I had some strawberries and rhubarb left over. I usually put some sort of fruit in my quinoa (peaches, pineapple, mango, grapes, etc), so I thought I’d give it a try. Strawberry Rhubarb Quinoa 1 cup quinoa 2 cups chicken stock 1/4 cup white wine 1 stalk rhubarb, chopped … Continue reading »

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