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Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Walnuts

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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Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate Molasses

In my ongoing quest to make my own, healthier condiments, I decided to work on some barbecue sauce recipes.  Pomegranate molasses is a richly-flavored addition to barbecue sauce (or used all by itself, as a glaze), but commercial types have a good deal of added sugar.  It isn’t clear to me why you would want […]

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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte

This is my healthier version of the popular Starbucks drink, which, while delicious, is absolutely loaded with sugar.  You can make the recipe hot or iced, but since we are still dealing with weather in the 90’s here I went with iced.  Lots of ice.  I am not really much of a coffee drinker, but […]

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Caramel Apple Cake (grain free)

Caramel Apple Cake (grain free)

Apple cake may not seem like a summer recipe, but these apples came from the Lodi tree in the front yard, which was absolutely laden with fruit this year.  Lodi’s are an early-producing variety and they are great for cooking, with a thin skin and a tart flavor.  If you don’t just happen to have […]

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Gingered Plum Crisp (Grain Free)

Gingered Plum Crisp (Grain free), plus a giveaway

Tate’s Bake Shop just released their new cookbook, Baking for Friends, and I recently received a copy for review.  The book is loaded with recipes for cookies, muffins, crisps, and bars, along with beautiful photos of the sweets.  They are also offering a five dollar discount to my readers who wish to purchase the book, […]

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Red Wine-Braised Buffalo Short Ribs

Red Wine-Braised Buffalo Short Ribs

While I typically try to locally-source any meat in our diets, after reading Buffalo for the Broken Heart I became a fan of Wild Idea Buffalo.  The book is an excellent read, and the overall philosophy regarding sustainable and humane practices is one I support.  Given that, I recently ordered some of their products, including […]

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