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Naked Asparagus

This is a great starter salad or side for barbecued meat. Make sure to use fresh young asparagus stalks. Raw Asparagus Salad 1 bunch fresh asparagus stalks, about 12 Romano 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp lemon zest 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Marinated Tofu

This is a fairly simple and standard way to marinate tofu. When done it can be sauteed, fried, baked or served cold. There are any number of different spices and flavors that can be used when flavoring tofu, just make … Continue reading

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Farro Pudding

By Katherine Greg, aka Rufus, normally doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, but he finished off most of this dessert without me. This made me happy because normally he can take or leave dessert, which means I do most … Continue reading

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A Healthier German Potato Salad

This is a great lighter alternative to the standard German potato salad. It retains the sweetness of the other recipe but replaces the meat and smokiness with a hint of spice. There is no substitute for any German mustard, but … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Stuffed Squash

The use of dried fruit really helps add flavor and texture to this dish. Any squash can be stuffed, but acorn usually looks the nicest. Don’t forget to toast the seeds. Acorn Squash Stuffed with Dried Fruit 2 acorn squash … Continue reading

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Creamy Stewed Chicken

This is a simple dish that takes advantage of the tenderness of chicken thighs. Serve this over pasta, polenta or rice. Use fresh tomato juice and buttermilk for the best flavors. Chicken Stewed in Tomato Juice and Milk 4 chicken … Continue reading

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Sausage with Kale and Potatoes

This is an quick and healthy meal for a weeknight. Any good sausage will work, but Italian is best. Serve it over polenta or rice. Sausage with Kale and Potatoes 2 Italian sausage sliced 1/4″ thick 2 potatoes diced medium … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Vinaigrette

We have a lot of grapefruit on hand and this vinaigrette is simple and uses up a bit of juice. It works best over  greens that are slightly bitter, like kale and arugula, with sliced avocado. If the grapefruit is … Continue reading

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Grilled Apples and Oranges

With our kitchen renovation underway, we’ve been digging a lot of frozen chili out of the freezer, hitting the deli hard and of course grilling. Most grilled oranges call for removing the pith, but when you’re cutting board is a … Continue reading

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Potato Dippers

This is a great first course or snack. It also works well for a party or tapas night. Any small potato will work, like new or fingerling, the blue potatoes just look cool. Use full fat or fat free plain … Continue reading

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