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Grilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Dressing

Grilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Dressing

Growing up in the Midwest, one of my favorite places to hang out in midsummer was the asparagus patch at the back of our huge garden.  The asparagus itself was not the draw, as by that time the slender shoots had given way to billowing, fern-like shrubs, dotted with tiny red berries.  In that dense […]

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Sweet Potato Fries with Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup

Sweet Potato Fries with Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup

The primary thing that makes something “junk food” is the degree of separation from foodstuffs in their whole states.  If you love fries, eat fries–just make them yourself, and don’t feel bad about eating them.  Most commercially-produced fries are multiple steps away from the whole potato, and usually fried in oils that you might want […]

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Sesame Eggplant with Sriracha-Honey Drizzle

Sesame Eggplant with Sriracha-Honey Drizzle (grain free)

This is a dish I have been thinking about making for a long, long time, but only recently got around to testing it out.  I don’t know why I waited so long, as it was even better than I had imagined in my food-brain.  One of my biggest “bad” food cravings is for sesame-anything from […]

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Cashew Vegetable Korma

Cashew Vegetable Korma

This is a rich, warming, vegan dish bathed in a sauce based on cashews and coconut milk.  Korma is one of my favorite winter foods, and there are dozens of variations on the sauce base–some use yogurt or cream, for instance.  This is a dairy-free version that works well with any type of vegetables you […]

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Pistachio Salt

Pistachio Salt

Finishing salts are pretty popular right now, ranging from single-origin salts to smoked salts and flavored salts.  Right now I have at least a half dozen varieties of salt stashed around the kitchen, and I do use them for different purposes to create layers of flavor.  This is a simple, flavored salt that adds a […]

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Grilled Bison with Rosemary Garlic Butter

Grilled Bison with Rosemary Garlic Butter

Colorado has a great deal of ranch land, so when I am looking for local, pastured meat for the grill, bison is a widely available and delicious choice.  Also known as buffalo, bison is really lean and has a rich, mineral flavor that works well with this easy recipe for compound butter.  I grilled these […]

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