Recipes & Libations

One of my All Time Favorite Salads

by Elizabeth March 18, 2013

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

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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Wedding Mushrooms

by Elizabeth January 17, 2013

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

“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

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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Roasted Squash with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

by Elizabeth September 5, 2012

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” – Julia Child   Since sage brown butter sauce happens to be one of my favorites, I’ve gotten creative with it since giving up gluten because most often you find it paired with pasta. (I have however tried it with gluten-free pasta and it does not disappoint!).  Brown […]

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Summer Red (Guest Post!)

by Elizabeth August 17, 2012

Here is DishingWell’s very first guest blogger!  This week’s topic is devoted to wine and marks the beginning of what I hope will become a regular series on all things boozy.  (I may be slightly biased since my guest happens to be my husband) but I promise he won’t disappoint! UB40 promo shot from […]

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Summer Corn Salad with Manchego and Lime

by Elizabeth August 2, 2012

“Summer afternoon–summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James (image via This recipe comes from ABC Kitchen and I loved it so much that I made it twice last week. Fortunately Bon Appetit magazine featured it last August so you don’t need to […]

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You say tomato

by Dishing Well with Elizabeth Tigani July 11, 2012

 Even though I usually prefer strong, robust flavors, sun dried tomatoes have oddly enough never been my thing. For years I kept trying them, wanting so badly to like them because they looked so good, but I gave that up when I discovered semi-dried tomatoes. I was inspired by a recipe in my latest cookbook obsession, Plenty by Yotam […]

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Jazzed Up Watermelon Mint and Feta Salad

by Dishing Well with Elizabeth Tigani July 6, 2012

Here’s an easy and refreshing salad recipe that I love because it tastes like everything summer. It’s my version of the classic watermelon mint feta salad with added flare -greens and some spice (of course!) It’s also great for staying cool in the heat. In Ayurvedic nutrition it is encouraged to eat all six flavor […]

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