Vegetable Summer Rolls

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This is another one of my favorite recipes of the summer.     The flavors explode in your mouth when you take a bite.   There is really nothing better than the combination of fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden. These rolls a little time consuming to make because you have to prepare a lot […]

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Chickpea, Carrot and Parsley Salad in Homemade Pita Bread

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Ok, this is always what happens when I make something that’s really good, and I want to post it on the blog before we devour it…   the photo’s not so great.  I made this the other night – both the salad and the pita bread, and I thought both were really delicious, especially when you […]

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Carrot-Coconut Milk Soup

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I thought this soup was delicious! It’s very rich, and I served one batch as an appetizer for four people. We each got a small serving, but it was a perfect size for an appetizer.   I could have easily eaten more, but I served a main course as well.

The […]

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Chicken and Rice Stoup

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According to Rachel Ray, a stoup is a cross between a soup and a stew. I love hearty soups like this, and this one is delicious. The fresh herbs and the lemon zest add a nice punch of fresh flavor. I had been looking for a good chicken soup recipe, […]

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Caribbean Succotash

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I’m always on the lookout for interesting vegetable recipes. I recently received a subscription to Bon Appetit magazine and I found this recipe in my first issue. I love the flavor combination of all of the vegetables, and the coconut milk and nutmeg make a nice light sauce to accompany them. […]

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Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

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When the weather starts to get chilly, I’m always on the lookout for a good, comforting soup recipe. Although I hated them as a child, I now love lentils (perhaps there’s hope for my boys?) and I’m always willing to try a highly recommended lentil soup recipe. This one was […]

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Curried Carrot Soup

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I made this great white bean soup on Shelter Island last weekend, but unfortunately we left the camera in Shelter Island, so I can’t post the recipe yet. As soon as we get out there again, I’ll post it because the soup was really delicious. Charles and I finished […]

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Moroccan Carrot Dip

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I had a bag of baby carrots in the refrigerator that I wanted to use so I fished around on the internet looking for something interesting to do with them.   I remembered having a carrot dip at a friend’s house a couple of years ago, so I googled ‘carrot dip’ and came up with this.   […]

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Mahogany Beef Stew with Red Wine and Hoisin Sauce

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I love a good beef stew when the weather is cold.  Especially when the meat is tender enough to cut it with a fork.   I love this beef stew because the hoisin sauce (which is a Chinese dipping sauce and can be found in the Asian section in your local supermarket) gives it a great […]

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Candied Carrots

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If you’re looking for an incredibly simple side dish that tastes delicious – this is it! This recipe takes no time at all to prepare and it’s a perfect side dish to serve with almost any type of meat or fish.

This recipe calls for whole carrots sliced lengthwise. I recommend using baby carrots – it’s […]

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