Spring Root Vegetable Casserole

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My friend Becky uses a service called Blue Apron. Once a week they send a box of fresh ingredients accompanied by three detailed recipes. She loves it. She received the opportunity to give free meals to friends, so she gave me a free week to try. This is one of the Blue Apron recipes 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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Avocado Toast

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This is my new favorite breakfast! There’s not much to putting it together, but the combination of olive oil, hearty whole grain bread, half an avocado, salt and pepper makes an incredible treat. The first time I made it, I had lemon olive oil on hand, which made an amazing avocado toast. Regular olive oil [...]

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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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Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

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I love cauliflower and I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to cook it. One of my favorites is this recipe for Hot, Buttered Cauliflower Puree. Another favorite is Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic, Olive Oil and Lemon Juice. Add this soup to the list of things that I love to do with cauliflower. This [...]

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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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Eggplant Un-Parmesan

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Here’s a recipe that I found on Mark Bittman’s website. I’m always looking for good vegetarian/vegan recipes because we’re trying to eat less meat and because of our friends’ dietary preferences/restrictions. When I looked at this recipe, I thought it might be a bland vegetarian side dish, but I was willing to give it a [...]

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Sweet Potato-Sausage Soup

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This soup is delicious, incredibly satisfying and really quick to make. It’s definitely something that can be made on a weeknight and served with a nice loaf of rustic bread. Since the boys wouldn’t go near it (nothing new there), we had some soup left over and I actually thought it was better on the [...]

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts

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Our long Trader Joe’s check out line snakes right through their fresh produce department. And when I say snakes, I mean snakes. I have never shopped in a store before where they need an employee to hold up a big “End of Line” sign. Sometimes the line to get in is around the block. It [...]

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