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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Ginger, Lemon, Pecan, and Oatmeal Cookies

June 12, 2012
Ginger Lemon Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

Ginger, lemon, pecans, and oatmeal? Sounds like too much going on. I like simple cookies, you say. And wait a sec. There’s no chocolate? Well, I had the same concerns about these cookies. But these are the favorite cookies chez moi. And the same could happen chez vous. I like cookies. Everyone likes cookies. But […]

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