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Salmon with Agrodolce sauce

This is a very impressive, delicious dish — if you like salmon, that is — that takes very little effort. I was especially in love with the look and texture of the crust; it’s a gorgeous deep-gold color and lends the fish an appealing crunch. I served this along with piselli con asparagi e basilico […]

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Piselli con Asparagi e Basilico (asparagus, peas, and basil)

It might actually be Spring. I’m not totally committed to that idea yet, because I live in Upstate New York and we had several inches of snow on the ground about two weeks ago, but I am hopeful. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and it’s supposed to get up to 68-degrees tomorrow. […]

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Happy Valentines Day

Moist, chewy brownies can be made – and eaten – without throwing one’s healthy diet under an oncoming bus. I made the recipe two ways – first using dutch processed cocoa, and then with traditional baking cocoa. The traditional cocoa yielded a reddish brownie with a detectable coffee flavor, while the dutch-processed turned out a […]

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Lamb Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Back in December, I visited a new doctor (or, as I like to call him, “hot doctor” because, well, look at him), an MD with an acupunturist’s license and a holistic approach to medicine. His practice is radically different from traditional practices: he’s the only person there, the number of patients admitted into the practice […]

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Lemon Chicken with Mushrooms

Photo courtesy of Light & Tasty. As a flavor, lemon has been on my mind a lot lately. Naturally, it took center stage in January’s Daring Baker challenge, but I think there’s more to it than that. When I was in London, though the calendar said “January,” the air felt like early spring. The days […]

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Pork Chops with Country Gravy

I love, love, loooooooooove comfort food. Homemade mac-and-cheese, lasagna, meatloaf, mashed po-taters, apple cake, PB brownies, banana bread; the list goes on. I lurve them all. So pork chops with country gravy are right up my alley. Here, boneless pork chops are lightly coated in seasoned flour, pan-seared until golden brown, and then topped herbed […]

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Vegetable Tian

Our neighbors, Chris and Shelly, are about the nicest neighbors anyone could ask for, always ready to lend a hand. Or a vegetable — Shelly sent over two giant zucchini and an equally large summer squash on Sunday, grown in their backyard garden. The squash & ‘zuke were perfect for the Vegetable Tian recipe I’d […]

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Grilled Flank Steak with Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salad

Image source. I’m still shocked this is a Weight Watchers recipe: it’s casually elegant, tasty, and there’s nary a “diet substitution” in sight. I can’t say I detected the garlic or lime flavors on the beef, yet it remained tasty. And the salad is terrific, fresh and flavorful. For an added dimension of flavor, I […]

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Roasted Corn, Jicama and Mango Salad

Next time, I’ll reduce to amount of Jicama by half and increase the amount of corn by two or three. I couldn’t get enough of the taste of roasted corn in this salad — delicious! (And, yes, I left out the cilantro…) Roasted Corn, Jicama and Mango Salad4 ears fresh corn, unshucked 1 large jicama, […]

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Grilled Fish Tacos with fresh salsa

The marinade for the tilapia adds a subtle flavor. Kick things up with a healthy dose of salsa and a squirt of fresh lime juice. Grilled Fish Tacos with fresh salsa 1 pound tilapia fillets Marinade:2 tablespoons olive oil 5 cloves garlic, smashed and finely chopped 1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped chives/cilantro/Italian […]

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