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Festive Green Bean Salad

This is a quick and easy green bean salad that features some crunchy fun toppings and a decadent creamy coconut sauce. I've enjoyed making different renditions of it through the holidays including swapping the green beans for asparagus. Pomegranates…
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Sweet Curried Pumpkin Soup

When you join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share there is some inherent risk. You are at the mercy of the weather, the soil and seed quality, the bugs and other predators, not to mention the knowledge of your farmers and their…
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Coconut and Roasted Fennel Soup

Smooth and tasty, this creamy delicious soup is both hardy and sweet. Made with fennel, carrots, and leek plus warming spices and satisfying coconut milk it is half soup/half dessert by the time you top it with a drizzle of agave nectar and…
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Sweet Potato Chips

Crunch. Crunch. Munch. Munch. There was an interesting segment a while back on NPR (National Public Radio) about why humans crave crunchy foods. The theory dates back to millions of years ago when primates ate crunchy insects. If they were crunchy…
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The Perfect Summer Fresh Roll

Summer's nearly swept me off my feet this year. We're living in a third floor apartment in Newport, RI (gorgeous place, by the way) and my petite kitchen tucked into the eaves is just a perfect oven in and of itself. Needless to say, the prospect…
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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Here's a last minute brussels sprouts recipe that may be just the perfect new side dish to add in to your traditional Thanksgiving spread. I tried it out last week and it's the kind of veggie dish that is melt-in-your mouth delicious. So, without…
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Ginger Tofu and Veggies En Pappilote

Best laid plans and all this post was due a few weeks ago. Alas, here it is...finally. Following a 24-hour flight home from Australia, a hurricane, an election, and now a Nor' Easter I've arrived to the United States of America bearing Ginger…
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Roasted Cauliflower

For me, roasted cauliflower is a feel good, comfort food. In this dish, the light taste of the cauliflower is perfectly complemented by bold Indian spices (cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and mustard seeds). Depending on how much cayenne…
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Beetroot Dip

On a recent wine tour in the Yarra Valley of Australia I discovered a vendor selling the most delicious beetroot dip. I made my purchase along with a spicy chutney and along we went to the next winery. At some point someone (possibly and most…
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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are an ideal savory snack. Chickpeas are an excellent source of folate, zinc, and protein. They are high in dietary fiber (known to help reduce cholesterol) and are a good source of healthy carbohydrates. Despite the…