Sautéed Edamame Salad

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I love summer vegetable salads like this one where very little cooking is involved, and it’s mostly chopping and assembly. I make lots of these in the summer. They’re SO good when tomatoes and corn are in season. The weather has started to get warm here in NYC and despite the fact that fresh corn […]

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Lemon Herb Quinoa with Spring Peas and Basil

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I have made this quinoa dish several times now, always serving it with chicken dishes (we eat a lot of chicken in our house). The original recipe calls for adding 1/4 cup of shelled hemp seeds. To date, I have not found hemp seeds in any of the markets in which I shop, so I […]

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Individual Mac and Cheese Cups

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One of my sons is a huge dairy fan. He loves milk, yogurt and things made with cheese like macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, cheese quesadillas, etc. He saw me looking at this recipe the other day and he begged me to make it. When I looked at the recipe I found that it was […]

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Gnocchi Verde (Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings)

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One of the many reasons I love shopping at Trader Joe’s is because of their frozen food section. They have the most interesting frozen vegetables. Two of my favorites are their sliced peppers and cleaned and sliced leeks. They sell 10 oz. bags of frozen, chopped spinach too, which are perfect for this recipe. For […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Maple

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I have had my eye on this recipe for a long time. I’m a huge fan of recipes by Yotam Ottolenghi. One tastes more interesting and full of flavor than the next. His combination of herbs and spices may seem a bit strange, but the resulting dishes end up tasting wonderful.

This is a very interesting […]

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Yotam Ottolenghi's Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce

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This is my favorite dish of the summer. I made it many times once corn season started. Yesterday I found some beautiful corn at the farmer’s market so last night I made the just sweet corn polenta as a side dish. My Aunt Sylvia loved it so much she had three servings! I’m sorry that […]

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Spinach and Chickpea Curry

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This side-dish is easy to throw together and it’s packed with flavor. Using canned chickpeas and canned (or boxed) diced-tomatoes really speeds up the process. We ate this one night as a side dish, and another night on brown rice as a vegetarian main course. This dish has an Indian flair, and it makes your […]

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Polish Cabbage, Potato and Bacon Casserole

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This isn’t the best photo, but I love this casserole so much that I had to post the recipe. For me, this is comfort food at its best. I have made this several times in the last couple of weeks and I’d be really happy to eat a serving of this any day. This is […]

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Broccoli, Cheddar and Wild Rice Casserole

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This winter we’re having in New York is seemingly endless. We’re approaching the end of March, and we’re expecting snow tonight. It’s crazy.

There are many nice things about cold weather, but one of my favorites is a nice, hearty, warm casserole. I made this a couple of days ago when it was quite cold outside. […]

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Spinach Brownies

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My cousin Erica posted a picture of these spinach brownies on Facebook last week and I thought they looked delicious. I love having something in the refrigerator that’s quick and healthy for lunch and these are just the ticket. They’re good both warm or cold, straight from the fridge.   The boys wouldn’t go near these […]

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