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superfoods salad | transition from winter to spring

As most of us (try) to transition from winter to spring (apparently Mother Nature hasn’t received the memo next up north in New England where I happen to be this week!!) – our dishes tend to lighten up a bit and we begin to embrace the bounty of spring vegetables.  Although I tend to buy […]

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steamed artichokes with meyer lemon butter sauce

A lot of foods eluded me when I was growing up because my mother didn’t like them (or had never had them) such as mushrooms, garlic (gasp!), asparagus, and artichokes.  I’m not even sure how old I was when I had my first fresh artichoke, but once I learned how to properly trim and steam […]

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garlic mashed potatoes with shiitake mushrooms in a wine-butter reduction

Winter evenings in Florida – on occasion – demand a meal that is homey and comforting.  This is an easy, vegetarian meal that is simple to make but has plenty of layers of flavor.  And there is nothing that smells better that the aroma of wine hitting the skillet, along with garlic and butter.  Oh […]

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Creamed Pearl Onions with Gruyere and Parmesan | Food Photography & Styling Challenge | Cast-Iron Cooking

Hello all and almost Happy New Year!!  Happy to get my act together to participate in this month’s food photography and styling challenge with The Inspired Plate.  Not to mention I also made Christmas dinner #3 tonight for my ex and Alex so that we could celebrate our first Christmas post-divorce with dignity and family […]

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Three-Onion Whole Wheat Israeli Couscous with Butternut Squash and Shiitake Mushrooms

This recipe beautifully marks the transition to fall here in Florida by showcasing seasonal ingredients and flavors without resulting in a heavy sort of dish that we’re not ready for quite yet here in the still-warm Sunshine State.  I noticed that I had several bags of frozen pearl onions in the freezer (not entirely sure […]

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