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20 Paleo Recipes for Spring

Spring in Colorado means high winds, sudden snow storms, and also lots of beautifully warm days that encourage green things to start peeking up through the sea of brown.  As I start the yard and garden clean up I am counting the new patches of green, and watching the strawberry plants come to life.  It’s […]

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Spring Trifle Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Sometimes you just need to eat a salad for dinner, and this one also works well for a buffet or brunch.  I love fresh fruit on salads, and the berries add layers of color and sweet-tart flavor.  If you don’t have a trifle bowl around, any large, glass bowl will work to showcase the colors–or, […]

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Grilled Tuna Oscar

When I was growing up my oldest brother had a beautiful restaurant overlooking the regional airport in my hometown of Muncie, Indiana, and it was one of the places I was first introduced to some classic restaurant fare.  One of my favorites was Chicken Oscar, which was a sautéed chicken breast topped with crabmeat, steamed […]

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Blue Cheese Stuffed Strawberries (plus a giveaway)

This recipe makes a lovely and quick appetizer or a light dessert, and I have also been known to eat some of these as a fast lunch.  I could probably live on the combo of fruit and aged cheese, and this version skips the traditional crackers, yet still works well as a hand-held nibble.  This […]

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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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Shrimp Quenelles

When I was ten years old I started collecting old cookbooks and cooking magazines from the local used bookstore, and I amassed quite a large collection.  I had a fairly complete set of old Gourmet magazines, as well as a strange variety of cookbooks, ranging from spiral-bound, regional fair collections to James Beard and Julia […]

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