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Wild Salmon with Fresh Herb Salsa Verde

by Elizabeth August 14, 2014
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  It seems like there is always a little of that feast or famine aspect of summer gardening in the Northeast; you spend what seems like months anxiously awaiting the glorious day you can pick your first homegrown ripe tomato and then before you know it there are dozens ripening at once and you are scrambling […]

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10 Summer Mocktails

by Elizabeth July 2, 2014
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This is a new theme for me since I’m not partaking in adult beverages at the moment. I’ve compiled a small collection of some of my favorite summer mocktail recipes plus a couple on the list to try.  And by all means, go ahead and jazz these up with the real thing. Frozen Coconut Limeade […]

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My Perfect Winter Comfort Food

by Elizabeth January 22, 2014
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Cook’s Illustrated makes me giddy. It combines two of the things I love: food and science. I haven’t talked a lot about my geeked-out science passion because, as odd as it sounds, I’m just putting it together myself. This isn’t the first time I’ve sung the praises of Cook’s Illustrated (CI). As I see it, […]

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3 Things to Try Before Writing Off Brussel Sprouts

by Elizabeth December 17, 2013
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I know a lot of people have bad associations with brussel sprouts, often drawing upon memories of being forced to eat them as kids – I remember my first experience was with brussel sprouts that had been boiled, the result of which was watery brownish-green lumps that tasted like something that might live in a […]

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Almost as Good as Bacon (but Healthier)

by Elizabeth October 2, 2013

I’ve wanted to post this one for awhile – it’s one of the coolest and easiest recipes I learned at Natural Gourmet: Shiitake Bacon. I’m not going to lie and say it’s 100% the same because (at least in my opinion) does anything beat the taste of real bacon? But it’s a very good alternative. […]

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Gluten-free Sweet Potato Pancakes

by Elizabeth August 4, 2013
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Serves 2 (with leftovers!) I gluten-freed this version of sweet potato cakes from one of my favorite vegetarian cookbooks, Plenty, by Yotam Ottolenghi – but of course you can sub regular flour (for gf flour) and soy sauce (for tamari) if you aren’t avoiding gluten. INGREDIENTS Pancakes: 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into […]

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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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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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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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