Cauliflower and Couscous Salad

September 22, 2012
Cauliflower Couscous Salad

Looking for something different in a salad side dish? What about something that is pretty much guaranteed to top anything that you can buy at the deli counter of the supermarket? Here is my suggestion. It’s a simple couscous salad with cauliflower that gets an extra flavor kick from cinnamon, dates, and caramelized shallots. It’s […]

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Greek Salad

August 22, 2012
Greek salad

Greece has had some bad press in the past couple of years. Riots, financial meltdowns, serious stuff! It’s only fitting that we remember some of the really wonderful things that Greece has given us, and one of these wonderful things is definitely the Greek salad. Greek salad is a celebration of fresh summer vegetables, and […]

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Zucchini Ginger Soup

August 14, 2012
Ginger Zucchini Soup

Of all the things to eat and cook out there, the two groups that excite me the most are sweets and vegetables. This blog is pretty consistently dealing with one or the other. This is a vegetable post. And a good one at that. I honestly can’t think of a single vegetable that I do […]

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Ratatouille à la Julia Child

July 26, 2012

My new obsession is actually a resurgence of an old one. I (like many, many others) owe a good deal of what I know about cooking and baking to Julia Child. My copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking is about as beat-up as a cookbook can get, although I really enjoy and use […]

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Quinoa, Spinach, and Parsley Salad with Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette

July 13, 2012
Quinoa and Spinach Salad

Quin-what? Close. Quinoa, pronounced keen-wa, is a grain/seed. You can cook it exactly as you would cook rice. It’s growing in popularity because of the trend for gluten-free foods, but it’s been around forever. Like a few thousand years according to Wikipedia. Something about it screams of the 1970′s health-food store to me. I picture […]

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Salade Niçoise

June 30, 2012
Salade Niçoise

Salade Niçoise is an old bird. She gets around. And sometimes she’s not her best. But her potential is incredible. And done right, this salad is satisfying, not a terrible cliché and worthy of its fame. And before we go any farther, a note on pronunciation in honor of my other (and better) half who has […]

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