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Artichokes with Saffron-Orange Hollandaise

Artichokes with Saffron-Orange Hollandaise

Fall is without doubt my favorite season in terms of weather, beauty, and that eternal feeling of starting something new that lingers with geeky types who got excited about the new school year (yes, I was one of those).  Spring, however, is my favorite season for produce.  Asparagus, berries, and artichokes rank really high on […]

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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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"Grown Up" Fish Sticks with Lemon-Thyme Mayo

"Grown Up" Fish Sticks with Lemon-Thyme Mayo

It was a loooooong week at work, and that always makes me crave childhood foods when I finally hit the weekend–mac and cheese, tomato soup, scrambled eggs, fish sticks…  While there are some respectable frozen fish sticks on the market now, I prefer to make these, which I make using an extremely lazy breading method.  […]

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Crispy Almond Eggplant with Romesco Sauce

Crispy Almond Eggplant with Romesco Sauce

Eggplant is seasonal and sweet, and I have been tossing the little ones from our garden into practically everything.  This recipe developed from a desire to do a lighter, Spanish-inflected version of Eggplant Parmesan–one that avoided using breadcrumbs.  The coating is coarsely ground almonds instead of bread, and it bakes up crispy and crunchy and […]

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Watercress Salad with Avocado and Cherry Vinaigrette

Watercress Salad with Avocado and Cherry Vinaigrette

This is a simple, beautiful salad that can easily serve as an entree with the addition of some toasted walnuts or pecans.  It’s also wonderful topped with grilled shrimp. Watercress is one of my absolute favorite greens, with its subtle bite and peppery flavor.  It pairs well with the sweet cherry dressing, some additional fresh […]

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Grilled Fish with Fresh Blueberry Salsa

Grilled Fish with Fresh Blueberry Salsa

This is a perfect summer dish: simple, light, and lots of fresh flavors.  You can use any kind of firm fish that will hold up to the grill–salmon, ono, swordfish, etc.  Here I have used mahi mahi. To grill the fish, just rub it with a little olive oil, sprinkle with salt and white pepper, […]

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