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Wild Sardine and Grapefruit Salad

Wild Sardine and Grapefruit Salad in Endive Cups

If you are sardine-averse, I am here to convert you with this citrusy salad.  Wild sardines are one of the healthiest foods around, and having canned sardines in your pantry opens up lots of sophisticated, no-cook meal options that are perfect for summer.  Wild Planet sardines have long been my preferred brand for both sardines […]

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Spring Trifle Salad

Spring Trifle Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Sometimes you just need to eat a salad for dinner, and this one also works well for a buffet or brunch.  I love fresh fruit on salads, and the berries add layers of color and sweet-tart flavor.  If you don’t have a trifle bowl around, any large, glass bowl will work to showcase the colors–or, […]

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Onion and Rosemary Tart

Onion and Rosemary Tart (grain free)

The opening day of the Farmers’ Market was this weekend, and with the fridge now stocked with spinach, baby lettuce, mushrooms, cheese, eggs, and wine from the market, I was inspired to use the last of the storage onions to free up some space.  I am so ready for weekly market trips.  This tart is […]

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Grilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Dressing

Grilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Dressing

Growing up in the Midwest, one of my favorite places to hang out in midsummer was the asparagus patch at the back of our huge garden.  The asparagus itself was not the draw, as by that time the slender shoots had given way to billowing, fern-like shrubs, dotted with tiny red berries.  In that dense […]

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Sweet Potato Fries with Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup

Sweet Potato Fries with Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup

The primary thing that makes something “junk food” is the degree of separation from foodstuffs in their whole states.  If you love fries, eat fries–just make them yourself, and don’t feel bad about eating them.  Most commercially-produced fries are multiple steps away from the whole potato, and usually fried in oils that you might want […]

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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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