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Edamame, Hearts of Palm, and Feta Salad (aka The Salad Bar Salad)

You don’t always have to use leafy greens when making a salad…….let’s try something else to mix up the salad bar (or home) salad experience!! I concocted this salad from our Sarasota Whole Foods salad bar……and the combination of flavors was so incredible that I totally needed to share with you.  And you don’t need […]

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zucchini and cavatappi alfredo-style

I was going through my blog and came across this recipe that I posted back in the summer of 2012. Some of the spacing was messed up and I wrestled with HTML for about two hours to correct it with no success. I’m a photographer…..not a tech person and not ashamed to admit it in […]

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butter-bathed pork tenderloin with baby bok choy medley & frizzled shallots

Hi there!  Well I hardly ever…or maybe never?……plate and present a dish in a “family-style” way which is probably because when cooking at home, I cook for so few people that it’s a win-win for individual plating vs. serving dishes. Just extra, unnecessary dishes where I live and cook!!  But this dish?!?  It just begged […]

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lemony mediterranean escarole soup

  Sometimes you just need a soup that fills you up and that can be classified as a meal on its own.  This soup definitely fits the bill!  I like to use potatoes and pasta together every so often in soup…and in this case, both are nicely balanced by the escarole which is one of […]

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Romanesco Pesto Two Ways – Tagliatelle Pasta and Spring Bruschetta

Romanesco Pesto?  Okay so it’s just fun to say!!  What the heck is romanesco you may ask??  It’s a farmer’s market find….and the famed Iron Chef and The Chew co-host Mario Batali calls it, “the psychedelic love child of broccoli and cauliflower with lime green British punk hair” in an article on northjersey.com – along […]

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