Spinach Salad, may not sound like the most exciting recipe in the world. But what if I add in words like bacon, bacon vinaigrette, apple, feta? Becomes a bit more tantalizing doesn't it? This spinach salad is one of my favorites for a starter course, or as a side salad for say a big summer BBQ. It's easy to make, the favors work great together, and it looks beautiful.
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When asparagus is in season, I can’t get enough of it. And that includes making this yummy cream of asparagus soup. While I’ll use asparagus as my vegetable for many a dinner, the soup itself is a perfect light dinner, maybe with a simple salad or crusty bread. And it also freezes well, so that I can make large batches and pull it out throughout the year.
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While vegetables can be great very simply prepared - especially when fresh and in season. However, I also love through a few vegetables together to combine flavors and textures that really make something special. This recipe for Zucchini and Sun Dried Tomato is simple to prepare, and makes a great side dish for chicken, pork and fish. Give it a try, and hope you enjoy it!
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I love a good pesto…but I also love to tinker with recipes, and it’s in that spirt that I made this broccoli pesto. Traditionally, pesto is a very tasty combo of ground, garlic, pinenuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil and…basil. I love it. But I also love broccoli. And I really love the health benefits of eating broccoli, so I fiddled around a bit, and started make broccoli pesto essentially,
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Asparagus may be my favorite vegetable and I thought there was little to do to improve on it’s perfect simplicity. That is, until I wrapped it in bacon! Here I show you how to make a bacon (or more specifically pancetta) wrapped asparagus, that has all the great grassy, fresh taste of asparagus with the salty, savory flavor of bacon. In addition to the great flavors, I love the contrast in t
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I’ve published recipes for mashed potatoes before, but I just can’t stop, because truth be told, they are one of my favorite comfort foods. I make them all the time and everyone loves them (who wouldn’t love my cooking), but sometimes I want to take the humble mashed potato and...
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I love a well-made dish of mashed potatoes, filled with good fresh butter and cream. Of course, my long term health, could do without a bit of that butter and cream, and so I love dishes, like this carrot puree, that can give as much (albeit slightly different) satisfaction with a bit healthier spin. This recipe for carrot puree can easily be modified to just about any similar vegetable, and
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If you look, you’ll find quite a few salsas on this site. I love them, and many goto salsa versions and am always looking for more. Here I show you how to make a simple corn salsa – one of my favorites. Obviously you can use a salsa like this on tacos, and other Mexican food (and I do use it that way), but it’s versatile enough to use with a perfectly cooked piece of chicken, po
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Lately I’ve been into stuffing vegetables. Not sure where the inspiration came from, but it my be rooted in my increasingly climbing age. I know I need to eat more veggies…and I also know that the more interestingly prepared the veggie…the more likely I am to consume said veggie. Unfortunately for me, too often even a nicely cooked carrot, green bean, or piece of broccoli doesn’t get my ful