Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

by Elizabeth July 10, 2013
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Here’s a simple and refreshing summer soup that takes no time at all. It doesn’t require any cooking so not only are you getting in a good portion of easy-on-the-stomach raw produce but you also won’t have to worry about roasting up the kitchen. Love the color too <3 CHILLED AVOCADO CUCUMBER SOUP serves 2 […]

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One of my All Time Favorite Salads

by Elizabeth March 18, 2013
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This roast carrot and avocado salad is the second of my two favorite recipes from ABC Kitchen. I wrote about the first last summer and this is a nice alternative for cold weather.  I adapted this from the NYTimes and Food52 recipes and made some changes to simplify and use what I had in stock. Note […]

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Vegan Umami

by Elizabeth February 21, 2013
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Asian Summer Rolls I made with my class at Natural Gourmet last spring Between meatless Mondays becoming part of the vernacular and national meat consumption down 12% there is a growing interest in finding vegan and vegetarian substitutes.  Besides learning new recipes, a common goal is satisfying a certain flavor profile, often described as “meatyness,” […]

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Milk. It Does a Fish Good.

by Elizabeth January 24, 2013
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I was browsing through an old copy of Cook’s Illustrated and came across one of the best tips I’ve heard in awhile-soak your fish in milk before cooking to remove any fishy flavor.  If you get your seafood from a reliable source and know what to look for when purchasing you shouldn’t come across the fishyness […]

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Wedding Mushrooms

by Elizabeth January 17, 2013
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Here’s a quick week night side dish recipe of sauteed mushrooms in white wine and herbs that we make at least once a week.  It takes only minutes to prepare but you would never know it from the complex umami flavor and the heavenly aroma that fills the kitchen during cooking.  We started calling these “wedding mushrooms” […]

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

by Elizabeth November 15, 2012
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“If the only prayer you ever said in your life was thank you, that would suffice.” -Meister Eckhart It’s been a bit busy over here with the move and the storm/aftermath so I didn’t get around to sending out the post I wrote last week…but I decided to save it for later because A. it’s […]

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A Few of my Favorite Kitchen Tips

by Elizabeth October 19, 2012
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Here are a few of my favorite kitchen tips gathered over the years…some were passed down through family recipes, others I learned in culinary school, and the rest came from my favorite cookbooks and magazines as noted. Image via Onceuponachef.com 1. Getting rid of a harsh oniony taste. If you (or your breath) are not […]

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Date Night

by Elizabeth October 12, 2012
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Since this is my life right now when we’re not getting takeout (I will miss you Westville!) we’ve been gravitating towards cooking easy and fast. Here are two simple seasonal recipes I made this week. Both focus on a naturally sweet main ingredient that is balanced by incorporating contrasting flavor profiles. Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates I […]

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Fall Favorites

by Elizabeth September 27, 2012
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So it turns out the move we thought was happening in November is happening a month early on Oct. 27th, so needless to say it’s been a bit of a scramble over here. I haven’t had much time for writing but here are a few of my favorite (mostly) food things of late. Knife Skills […]

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Need an energy boost?

by Elizabeth September 19, 2012
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I’m a fan of coffee (although “true” coffee lovers have challenged me on this since I take mine in about a 1:1 ratio of coffee to milk).  I’m not an addict, but I do love my one cup in the morning. Still, I get a lot of questions about non-caffeinated alternatives to boost energy in […]

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