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Simple Butter Scallops

Butter chicken (also known as chicken makhani) is one of my favorite take-out dishes.  It’s a rich, spicy, tomato-cream sauce that is laced with pieces of chicken breast.  Most recipes are fairly complex and require a large range of spices.  My goal, as an inherently lazy cook, was to make something that was quick to […]

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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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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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Seared Scallops with Avocado Crema and Sriracha Drizzle

This is a lovely little appetizer that can be pan-seared inside or grilled if you are doing an outdoor barbecue, and the sauces can be prepped in advance.  I pan-seared these in some coconut oil (ghee also works well–just make sure you don’t use olive oil for searing, because the smoke point is too low) […]

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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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