Tag: Food

Learn New Recipe : Creamy Dill Sauce

This dill sauce recipe came from my favorite kitchen: the way you open the fridge, look inside and cook with what you have at hand. A few weeks ago, I had a huge bunch of fresh dill left to make this avocado vinaigrette, and I was looking for ways to use it. I…

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Learn New Recipe : Roasted Asparagus

Have you ever made grilled asparagus this spring? I’ve done it left and right lately and served it several times a week as a side dish. After a winter full of root vegetables and sweet potatoes, I can’t get enough of the juicy, tender spears coming out of the oven slightly crispy and…

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Learn New Recipe : Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

When I opened Julia Turshen’s new cookbook Simply Julia, I ended up with a photo of these roasted cauliflower tacos. My first thought? “I want to eat that.” Having tried them, I think it’s safe to say that you also want to eat these cauliflower tacos. They’re packed with roasted cauliflower with nuts,…

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Learn New Recipe : Pinto Beans

“I will never buy pinto beans in a can again!” I told Jack last week when I was enjoying spoon after spoon of pinto beans right in a pan on the stove. Maybe I exaggerated it (canned beans are damn handy after all), but I’ll definitely reach them less often than before. If…

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Learn New Recipe : Refried Beans

The first time I tried this recipe for fried beans, I thought, ” What cost me so long?!”After years of cooking with refried canned beans, I had finally learned how to make refried beans from scratch. Let me tell you I never look back. These homemade fried beans are creamier, brighter and more…

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Learn New Recipe : Easy Mango Salsa

With Cinco De Mayo coming tomorrow, I thought I would share Pop in this Mango Salsa. It’s one of my favorite recipes to make in spring and summer because it’s refreshing, fun, and so damn easy. Follow the recipe once or twice, and you can leave the measuring cups in the drawer and…

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Strawberry Muffins – Learn New Recipe

On a cool spring morning, nothing gets out of bed like the thought of those strawberry muffins. For me, they are the perfect balance between comfortable and refreshing. Convenient because they are moist, fluffy and warm spicy with cinnamon. And refreshing, because they are packed to the brim with fresh fruit. I love…

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Roasted Artichokes – Learn New Recipe

I make this recipe for grilled artichokes when I see baby artichokes at the farmer’s market or supermarket. I have a soft spot for everything from cherry tomatoes and peppers to pans and spoons-so whenever the little purple-striped artichokes catch the eye, I can’t resist buying them. They are of course super soft,…

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Learn New Recipe – Creamy Asparagus Soup

On rainy spring afternoons, I will head to the kitchen and make this asparagus soup recipe. This is my spring substitute for the butternut squash soup I like to make in autumn. When it’s too wet to be outside, I find it comforting and meditative to simmer a pot of asparagus soup on…

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