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Simple Butter Scallops

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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Cranberry Cream Tart

Cranberry Cream Tart (grain free and gluten free)

When I gave up gluten and grains I knew I would miss pies and fruit tarts, which I consider essential holiday fare.  Since then, I have discovered that you can make some pretty great pies and tarts with almond flour and arrowroot, as well as other nut flours and coconut flour.  This is a nice […]

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Vanilla Bean Sweet Potatoes with Buttered Black Walnuts

Vanilla Bean Sweet Potatoes with Buttered Black Walnuts

In my ongoing quest to create real-food Thanksgiving dishes, I have done a number of different variations on a theme with sweet potatoes–honey and orange glazed chunks, my baked version with Cranberry Butter, and any number of varieties of whipped, mashed, and riced dishes.  Marshmallows never enter the picture.  However, this newest version, using Vermont […]

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Creamy Parmesan Spinach and Mushrooms

Creamy Parmesan Spinach and Mushrooms

In “food blog land” you tend to celebrate the holidays a little early, so I have been dreaming up some new recipes in anticipation.  Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite holiday (probably because it is so food-centric), and turkey is great, but I am all about the side dishes.  Creamed spinach is not necessarily a traditional […]

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