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Whole30: Day 6

This morning I knew I was going to be eating eggs for lunch due to the amount of work I had going, so I opted for an egg-free breakfast that was pretty good.  A bowl of (still fairly flavorless) organic strawberries drizzled with almond butter and then topped with some coconut flakes and the last […]

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Seafood Stuffed Sole

If you have been following along with my kitchen adventures it’s probably clear by now that I adore fish and shellfish.  I was doing a quick scan of my recipe index and I have exactly four recipes for chicken versus 26 recipes for fish and shellfish.  I have nothing against chicken, mind you, it just […]

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

I don’t go in for smoothies as a rule–too much pulverized fructose, and I prefer to chew my food rather than drink it.  I make an exception to that with this smoothie, but I still treat it as a dessert or I pair it with some protein like a hard boiled egg if I want […]

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Lamb Stew over Charred Eggplant Puree

This is a riff on Sultan’s Delight, a traditional Turkish dish of braised lamb over a roasted eggplant mash. Like all “traditional” dishes, there are countless variations on the theme, and you have a lot of flexibility in how you season the dish. I eliminated the typical addition of flour to thicken the eggplant, and […]

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60 Produce-Packed Recipes to Launch Your Healthy New Year

My personal experiences with shifting to a healthier diet have been that I am much more successful when I focus on behaviors that I should add or increase, rather than those I should eliminate.  I’m just more successful with the carrot than the stick (pun intended).  I’m convinced that everyone could improve their health pretty […]

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Simple Butter Scallops

Butter chicken (also known as chicken makhani) is one of my favorite take-out dishes.  It’s a rich, spicy, tomato-cream sauce that is laced with pieces of chicken breast.  Most recipes are fairly complex and require a large range of spices.  My goal, as an inherently lazy cook, was to make something that was quick to […]

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