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Rosemary and White Pepper Almonds

How to Roast Your Own Nuts

Yeah, I gave it a lot of thought and I still went with that title.  No apologies.  I had a request from a friend for “roasted nut” recipes, and I was happy to oblige.  Not only is it easy to make new flavor combinations and interesting snacks, flavored nuts make a great holiday gift–and a […]

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Gazpacho

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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Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Dried Blueberries

Recipe Remix: Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Dried Blueberries

Before I started my sugar avoidance kick, I posted a recipe for these almond butter cups that included some powdered sugar.  They were most delicious, and I was pretty sure I could make a version with minimal sugar, and so I did.  The only refined sugar in these comes from the dark chocolate, and you […]

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Stone Fruit Tart with Almond Crust (sugar free and grain free)

Stone Fruit Tart with Almond Crust (sugar free and grain free)

As I continue to avoid sugar and gluten, I have been experimenting a lot with almond meal to come up with seasonal sweets.  Colorado peaches are at their peak right now, and I have been picking some up wherever I see them–roadside stands, the Farmers’ Market, or even in the parking lot of a local […]

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Apricot cakes, out of the oven

Little Apricot-Almond Cakes (Sugar Free and Grain Free)

While I have sworn off of sugar, I have not sworn off of dessert, so I have been experimenting with doing some baking with stevia.  Stevia is a non-caloric sweetener that is derived from a plant (I have one growing in the greenhouse right now), and it is available as a powder or a liquid.  […]

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Halibut with Pinot Grigio Pan Sauce and Butter-Toasted Almonds

Halibut with Pinot Grigio Pan Sauce and Butter-Toasted Almonds

This is a simple and elegant dish that you can make for a fast, after-work dinner, or plate it up for a special occasion.  Any kind of firm, white fish will work in place of the halibut, and you can swap out different fresh herbs for the tarragon.  This is more of a technique than […]

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