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Chilled Sorrel Soup, Seasonal and Savory

Chilled Sorrel Soup

Right now I am out on the back deck, and it is 101 degrees.  It’s a dry heat, so it only feels like 97.  Balmy.  We are in the midst of a pretty rough summer here in Colorado.  So, let’s take our minds off of the heat and the wildfires, and have some cold soup: […]

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Red Lentil and Roasted Carrot Spread

Red Lentil and Roasted Carrot Spread

This is a favorite dip/spread/soup that you can use in multiple ways.  As a dip it is great served warm, with pretzels or pita chips, and as a spread it makes a wonderful wrap with lettuce, cilantro, and avocado.  Thin it with a little yogurt and warm it up, and you have an elegant soup.  […]

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Roasted Eggplant with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Roasted Eggplant with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Savory peanut sauce is one of those things that makes absolutely anything taste good.  Cardboard? Handful of random leaves?  Tree bark?  Just drizzle on a little spicy peanut sauce, and you have lunch.  If you are not into cardboard, roasted eggplant makes a great vehicle to transfer peanut sauce directly to your mouth. I typically […]

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Black Bean & Toasted Walnut Green Beans

Black Bean and Toasted Walnut Green Beans

It has been one of those weeks.  A week when everything I touch seems to either break or implode, every living creature near me needs assistance of some sort, and a week with no time at all in which to cook.  Cooking is how I relax; I find the entire process soothing and focused.  Thinking […]

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Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Soup with Polenta Croutons

Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Soup with Polenta Croutons

I decided to buck the holiday cookie trend and give you this easy, luscious, roasted vegetable soup recipe.  This is elegant in its simplicity and would be a lovely addition to a holiday meal–or it might be a great way to detox after a weekend of holiday splurging.  Your call. For this recipe I used […]

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Vegetable Wellington with White Beans and Rosemary

Vegetable Wellington with White Beans and Rosemary

As my regular readers are aware, I am not a vegetarian but I eat meat infrequently and with a careful eye regarding the source.  During the holidays it is always a challenge to find interesting vegan and vegetarian entrees that are festive, a little decadent, and not based on “fake meats,” which I oppose due […]

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