Sweet Tangy Salty Steak Spread

Whether you’re a meat eater who appreciates a great seared steak or a veggie fanatic who sticks to plant pleasures, this creamy sweet potato spread will knock your socks off! It has all the elements of flavor you possibly need – And other than slathering across a perfectly seared strip steak and chicken breast, I…

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Honey Peppered Yogurt

It doesn’t take much to create and devour a REAL FOOD little treat. Really, it doesn’t. Simply the best ingredients, the best intentions, and the best in creative ideas. So, mix up your sweet with a little salty, a bunch of creamy, and a hint of spicy pepper! Honey Peppered Yogurt 1 cup plain, full…

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Silky Sweet Butternut Soup and Sage Croutons

For all those locavores and proponents of eating seasonally, there are times and circumstances when I beg to differ… And I make a case for butternut squash. Or, as I like to say ~ squtternut bash ~ In fact, I believe I’d like to petition a name change for the “winter squash” mislabeling of this…

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Creamy Lemon Cauliflower Risotto

After crafting preserved lemons in the kitchen a few weeks ago, I’ve been coming up with ways to savor the delicate delights of heaven and use then in any and every way I can. This really has been a simple task ~ I have no problem with creativity in the kitchen. Others, however, have been…

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Summer Sweet Radish and Rye Salad

Sweet radishes and rye? Why, yes of course! Radish and rye are a perfect pair, as part of a sweet summer salad. Well, not really “rye,” but caraway seeds ~ those lovely little gems that create the unique and un-ubiquitous “rye” flavor we all adore. Can’t you just smell it? And, the sweet marjoram freshly…

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Fresh Vegetable Terrine

Both dramatic and gorgeous a terrine isn’t just visually arresting; it’s also absolutely delicious in every way— and such a sophisticated change of pace from a simple salad or steamed side. A vegetable terrine, chock full of farm fresh veggies, is really something else. It’s cultured. It’s elaborate. And, oh, yes Brian, it is French. A terrine (French…

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Salsa Fresca – Fresh Fruit and Veggie Fiesta

Who doesn’t adore a super fresh salsa – salsa fresca. And one with BOTH fruits and veggies? You’re crazy not to feel your mouth water just at the thought on a hot summer day. Mmmm… Slathered across a crispy tortilla chip (maybe) Piled a top a crunchy plate of romaine (now that’s more like it)…

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Baby Romanesco and Meyer Lemon Purée

It’s May Day! Oh happy May Day. Fresh flowers, bright colors, and spring sensations at the table ~ this is my idea of the first of May. Remember those days of surprising a neighbor with a beautiful May Day bouquet by leaving the flowers on the doorstep, ringing the bell, and running away? I haven’t…

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Sea Beans and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

I love fresh seasonal foods. but I also hate them… I’m a creature of habit, you see. And, when I find something I like, I quickly make a habit of it (eating it, doing it, etc.) So, when I quickly create a new habit, savoring the succulence and sweet sour salubrious sensation of a Meyer…

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Spring Zoodle Salad

  Spring is here. Spring reminds me green. Bright, fresh, and green. Herbs galore. The zesty delight of cilantro and the intoxicating flavor and aroma of basil ~ with LIME ~ formulated together for another dish of amazing green goodness. Spring Zoodle Salad 3 large zucchini squash, spirlazed or “noodled” sea salt 1 large bunch…

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