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Crispy Noodle Pancake

Noodles are probably the thing I miss most after giving up grains, and noodle pancakes were a personal favorite.  They make a great base for just about anything–a quick stir fry, a fried egg, or just a spoonful of chile sauce.  This version, made with spaghetti squash, is a pretty tasty substitute for the original.  […]

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Updated Waldorf Salad

Apples in season are one of the most perfect foods, and in October I usually eat at least one per day.  Locally we have a wide variety of types available from the farmers’ market and from u-pick orchards, and many are only available for this brief, wondrous season.  If you have never tried some of […]

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Carrot Salad with Citrus and Pecans

While many area farms suffered serious damage from the recent flooding, Aspen Moon Farm sustained relatively minimal damage and they are continuing to produce beautiful stuff for the C.S.A. shares. One of my favorite things has been the red, yellow, and orange carrots, and last week they included a 2-pound bag in the share.  The […]

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Feta Burgers with Fresh Mint Chutney

The garden in shutting down quickly and the nights are getting cold, so I am on project “use everything up” before the first frost hits.  I have vast quantities of fresh herbs in the garden, including four types of mint, and fresh mint chutney is a great alternative to tea if you have an excess […]

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Pumpkin Spice Truffles

‘Tis the season for pumpkin-flavored everything, and I have been drooling over all sorts of pumpkin-y desserts on Pinterest.  Pumpkin truffles seemed like something that would be easy to adapt into a healthy-ish treat, and indeed they were.  I used a base of coconut butter, coconut oil, and organic pumpkin puree, and spiced it up […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

The C.S.A. share has been delivering a lovely array of sweet peppers the last couple of weeks, and this dip–my take on Middle Eastern Muhammara–is a versatile way to use them up.  This dip is typically thickened with some sort of bread, but the walnuts really make that addition unnecessary.  Toasting the walnuts add another […]

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