Couscous with Peas and Mint

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We had some friends over for dinner last month and I was looking for a quick but tasty side dish. I received Barefoot Contessa Foolproof  by Ina Garten for Christmas from my parents, so I flipped through it and came across this recipe. It was perfect and truly foolproof. I have great luck with Ina [...]

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Quinoa with Cilantro, Mint and Lime

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Fresh cilantro, mint and lime have to be three of my favorite summer flavors. Add them to quinoa and they make a tasty side-dish. At least I think so. I can’t say my family agreed.

When I served this the other night, I expected that my husband and I would be the only ones to eat [...]

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Minty Quinoa Tabbouleh

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A friend visited Shelter Island this summer and brought a Costco-sized bag of quinoa. In the past, I’ve made quinoa in many ways, but using it as a base for tabbouleh is wonderful. I made this recipe a couple of times this summer. It’s pretty good [...]

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Pomegranate and Mint Sorbet

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If you enjoy the taste of fresh mint, this sorbet is for you.   It’s heavier on the mint flavor than it is on the fruit flavor, but it’s incredibly refreshing.    This is now one of my favorite sorbets.    My husband didn’t love it, but he’s not a huge fresh mint fan.    Although this [...]

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Summer Squash with Lemon and Mint

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On Shelter Island, if you don’t get to the pharmacy early on Sunday morning there’s a good chance you won’t get a Sunday Times.   I didn’t get there early enough this past Sunday, so I ended up with a copy of the Wall Street Journal.   I haven’t read the Journal in a long time, and [...]

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Mango Slaw with Cashews and Mint

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This is my favorite new recipe of the summer.   I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made it already.   It always gets rave reviews.   The flavors are really fresh and they just explode in your mouth.

Mango is one of my favorite fruits to add to a salad.   I add it to my other favorite [...]

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Mint Lemon-Limeade

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We have so much mint in our garden that I’m always looking for ways to use it. It grows like a weed! I’ve used it in salads before, but I find that I really like it in beverages – especially in the summertime. When I made this today [...]

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Mojitos

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We arrived on Shelter Island yesterday afternoon for the Fourth of July weekend.   Finally we’re having some nice weather!   The boys headed straight for the pool when we got here.   The water was too cold for me, but I was very happy to sit beside the pool reading magazines with my girlfriend Lisa while the [...]

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Chicken with Tabbouleh

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My cousin Danielle visited us this past weekend.   She comes to NYC every month or so to take a course in Integrative Nutrition.   The lectures sound fascinating.   It’s all about health and wellness, so I decided to try to make something light and healthy for dinner, and this was it.   It was incredible!   I’ll definitely [...]

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