ROASTED ASPARAGUS

 

Roasted Asparagus

To keep asparagus fresh after purchasing, trim a half inch from the stems and arrange in a glass filled with an inch of water and refrigerate until ready to use.

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QUINOA LENTIL SALAD

 

  • QUINOA LENTIL SALAD
  • Servings: 3-6
  • Time: 0hr 20-25mins
  • Difficulty: Easy

Quinoa Lentil Salad

The first time I had quinoa (KEEN-wah), it was at a relaxing lunch with Mark at Rhubarb, in Asheville, North Carolina. It was served over wilted spinach and I was immediately hooked. My version is subtly dressed, allowing it to top various greens or to serve as a simple side.

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SPANISH OMELET

  • SPANISH OMELET
  • Servings: 2-4
  • Time: 0hr 30mins
  • Difficulty: Easy

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My nephew, Nicholas, married a delightful woman named Patri, who was raised in the Canary Islands. With her she brought this wonderful recipe from her mother, and I feel quite privileged that she took the time to show me how to make it, step by step.

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BAKED BEETS WITH PISTACHIOS

  • BAKED BEETS WITH PISTACHIOS
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: 1hr 50mins
  • Difficulty: easy

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I know, I know… who wants to eat beets? At least, that is what I always thought growing up. Then again, my only experience with them was through a can opener.

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ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

We got hooked on these in California. If you throw in a little pancetta or chopped bacon before roasting, it suddenly becomes a light main. Continue reading “ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS”

PASTRY CREAM

Cream Pastry with Pomegranates

PASTRY CREAM

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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After making pastry cream for years, I found a forgotten box of Jello vanilla pudding in the back of the pantry. It brought up fond memories from my childhood, and so I pulled it out and mixed it up. Continue reading “PASTRY CREAM”

ROASTED CARROT STICKS WITH ONION

ROASTED CARROT STICKS WITH ONION

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Roasted Carrots with Onion

There are boiled carrots… and there are roasted carrots, and they aren’t even the same vegetable. Continue reading “ROASTED CARROT STICKS WITH ONION”