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Mushroom Bisque

Easy, Luscious Mushroom Bisque

Mushroom soup is one of my ultimate comfort foods, and if you haven’t tried making it at home you are missing out.  It is simple, relatively quick, and beats the heck out the condensed stuff.  You can also make it as light or as decadent as you please. This version tastes really rich but is […]

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Shrimp with Cara Cara Oranges

Simple Saturday Salad: Shrimp with Cara Cara Oranges

I’ve been away from the blog for too long, largely due to an excess of work (that whole getting paid thing sometimes gets in the way of life…).  Cooking has been pretty minimal as we slog our way toward Spring Break (one more week!), so we have been relying on lots of frozen stuff, quick […]

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Crock-Pot West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew

Slow Cooker West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew

I had a request for some vegetarian slow cooker recipes, and this rich, vegan stew was one of the first things I decided to try.  The simplicity of the prep is that all you really have to do is chop up the sweet potatoes and some onion, then throw it all in the pot.  It […]

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Roasted Eggplant with Lemon, Feta, and Toasted Walnuts

Roasted Eggplant with Lemon, Feta, and Toasted Walnuts

I made this dish today, and it immediately became a personal favorite.  Amazingly simple and so very, very delicious. Freakishly delicious, and incredibly healthy.  To make this, I started by trimming up a couple of medium eggplants–I like the texture of leaving strips of skin on some, so I peeled one and left the peel […]

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White Bean and Porcini Soup

White Bean and Porcini Soup

January is definitely a soup kind of month, when all I want is a warm bowl with some crackers or crusty bread.  I am also heading back to work full time, and soup is a fabulous make-ahead kind of meal that works well for the end of a busy day.  Today I made up a […]

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Cauliflower and New Potato Soup with Saffron

Super-Sexy Cauliflower and New Potato Soup with Saffron

It is possible that you are thinking to yourself, “cauliflower cannot be sexy–ever.”  It is one of the most underappreciated and sometimes maligned creatures of the vegetable world, usually steamed and placed in bland whiteness next to a pork chop or an equally-pale chicken breast.  I am here to tell you that cauliflower can be […]

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