Archive | November, 2011
Flaky Mushroom Leek Strudel

Flaky Mushroom Leek Strudel

“What’s better than a warm flaky crust filled with sauteed mushrooms, leeks and a touch of savory spices?  Using pre-made puff pastry dough cuts down on time and makes this wonderful strudel an cinch to prepare . . . but impressive to your guests as they will never know how easy it was!” Ingredients 1 package of […]

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Warm Roasted Baby Potatoes and Onions

Warm Roasted Baby Potatoes And Onions

“I love the variety of purple, red and yellow potatoes.  Especially when you cook them together for a beautiful and delicious meal.  In the spirit of making easy sides this week, it’s hard to beat this when it comes to low effort dishes.  This savory side requires very little chopping since you use mini baby potatoes.  I buy […]

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Garden Dill Chickpea Salad

Garden Dill Chickpea Salad (AKA Protein Salad)

“This is a great alternative to pasta salad.  Adding chickpeas takes the place of pasta and brings a punch of protein to the mix.  This dressing is made of a light vegan mayo blended with garlic, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and refreshing dill.  I love to make this with veggies I can’t find a use […]

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Garden Dill Pasta Salad

Garden Dill Pasta Salad

“A refreshing alternative to the oily pasta salads.  This dressing is made of a light vegan mayo blended with garlic, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and refreshing dill.  I love to make this with veggies I can’t find a use for in my refrigerator.  I love making it with broccoli florets, julienned carrots, red pepper, green onions and peas. […]

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Garden Dill Chickpea Salad

Easy Breezy Sides and One Dish “Bowls”

This time year is short on daylight hours and short on time.  That might leave you with little time to cook a “real” meal but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to resort to fast food or take-out.  When I am short on time I often find myself making what I often refer to as “Whole Foods Deli Cuisine”. […]

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Mexican Casserole

Chipotle Mexican Guisado (Mexican Casserole)

“A delicious one-dish Mexican casserole chock full of beans, roasted potatoes, bell peppers and protein packed quinoa!  I throw in lots of my signature Chipotle Mexican seasoning for a smoky and spicy flare.  The seasoning is easy to whip up and you can make extras to keep on hand for later use in taco’s or burritoes. This dish takes […]

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2nd Ave Vegetable Korma

2nd Avenue Vegetable Korma

“This week I have been making recipes out of Isa Chandra Moskowitz cookbook “Appetite For Reduction“.  In my earlier blog, I noted how the recipes in this book need very little, if any adjustments.  Isa’s many years of experience shines through and this recipe is no exception.  Although this book contains low fat, low calorie Vegan dishes, the dishes […]

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French Green Lentil Soup

French Green Lentil Soup

“French Green Lentils (Lentilles Du Puy) are a peppery lentil that hold their shape well when cooked, making them perfect for soup or stews.  The base ingredient includes caramelized onions and tomato paste that is deglazed then enhanced with a secret ingredient (Worcestershire sauce) that adds tang, spice and warmth to this simple soup.  Although petite in size, […]

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Vegetable Cassoulet

Vegetable Cassoulet

“It was one of those autumn evenings where the rain was coming down so hard that you could barely see through the raindrops on the window.  All I wanted to do was wrap up in a big blanket next to the fireplace.  But the night wouldn’t be complete without the perfect bowl of warm comfort […]

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Persimmons

My New Infatuation With Persimmons

-Persimmon Dilemma- I have been seeing a lot of recipes for Persimmons lately.  A little confession here.  I never heard of them, seen them or tried them until now.  I am fortunate to live in an area that has an abundance of  local farms and co-ops.  I subscribe to a service that delivers a fresh […]

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