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Mahi with Sweet Potato Crust

Mahi with Crispy Sweet Potato Crust

One of my favorite restaurants often features a yuca-crusted Mahi over a bed of very rich and spicy creamed spinach–pretty much one of the best things, ever.  I love the flavor and texture of Mahi Mahi, and it is considered a sustainable fish, so I always have some in the freezer.  I did not have […]

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Tomato Soup with Chard

Winter Tomato Soup with Chard

Winter is the time to break out the home-canned tomatoes for a pot of soup.  Tomato soup is probably my favorite soup, year-round, but I really crave it in cold weather.  This version has lots of vegetables, including a swirl of Swiss chard ribbons added in at the end, plus some smoky flavors from the […]

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Roasted Cauliflower and Walnut Salad

Roasted Cauliflower and Walnut Salad

Organic cauliflower is available year round, it stores well, and is one of my favorite vegetables to have on hand for winter recipes.  This is a warming winter salad that works well as a side dish or as a vegan main course.  Roasting the cauliflower lends it a sweeter, somewhat nutty flavor that is intensified […]

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Easy Curried Eggs

Easy Curried Eggs

As the new semester looms I am finishing up my class materials and doing some advance meal planning for busy weeknights.  When you are tired and there is little time to cook, it is easy to fall into the carry-out trap, and I really want to avoid that as much as possible.  This is a […]

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Pimenton Roasted Lamb Shanks

An Albariño Wine Pairing Dinner

I recently received some samples of one of my favorite types of wine, some Albariños from Rías Baixas, Spain.  While traditional logic dictates that white wines be served with dishes that are lighter in flavor, I find the dry, complex citrus flavors of Albariños pair well with spicy foods.  The two bottles sampled were a […]

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Cashew Vegetable Korma

Cashew Vegetable Korma

This is a rich, warming, vegan dish bathed in a sauce based on cashews and coconut milk.  Korma is one of my favorite winter foods, and there are dozens of variations on the sauce base–some use yogurt or cream, for instance.  This is a dairy-free version that works well with any type of vegetables you […]

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