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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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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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Grilled Peach and Avocado Salsa

If you are avoiding refined sugars and preservatives it can be tough to find condiments that you are willing to eat.  At this point I make my own ketchup, mayo, and mustard, because I like to know exactly what I am eating, and I like to have control over the kinds of fats I consume.  […]

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Chile-lime Grilled Corn (and a giveaway)

The flavors of chile and lime are used to enliven a lot of popular street snacks, including elote, or Mexican corn on the cob.  Slathered with a crema-based sauce and showered with cotija cheese, ground chiles, and lime, this is not your typical corn on the cob.  There are many variations served as street food, […]

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Banana Ice Cream with Toasted Walnuts and Chocolate Swirl (dairy free)

This is my dairy-free and no-refined-sugar version of my favorite Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor.  I don’t want to get into any copyright infringement issues, so let’s just call this Obese Chimpanzee ice cream.  It’s a banana ice cream base, swirled with toasted walnuts and chocolate.  It is irresistible.  I melted the chocolate with […]

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Gazpacho with Marcona Almonds

Why yes, this is my second tomato recipe in a week.  Yes, it is.  The flood of tomato goodness just keeps rolling in.  Let me assure you that having too many tomatoes is a problem I have never, ever faced in my previous years of gardening in Colorado.  It’s a pretty great problem, and this […]

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