Tag Archives | Vegetarian

Parmesan Artichoke Fritas

My resolutions have thus far been mired down by carby food cravings, so I hope you are off to a healthier start than I have managed.  Lately I have been craving fried foods (probably influenced by all of the ads for Super Bowl foods), and this was how I succumbed.  These make a great little […]

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60 Produce-Packed Recipes to Launch Your Healthy New Year

My personal experiences with shifting to a healthier diet have been that I am much more successful when I focus on behaviors that I should add or increase, rather than those I should eliminate.  I’m just more successful with the carrot than the stick (pun intended).  I’m convinced that everyone could improve their health pretty […]

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Fresh Tomato and Cheddar Tart (grain free)

If you are fortunate enough to be dealing with an abundance of fresh tomatoes, this is a beautiful dish for a light supper or for a summer potluck.  The crust is rich and nutty and acts as a great balance for the sweetness and acidity of the tomatoes.  I used Black Krims, Purple Cherokees, and […]

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Classic Cheese Fondue

Fondue is one of those participatory foods that makes for great party fare, and I find it ideal for New Year’s Eve.  It is impossible to avoid chatting up your neighbors while you are all dipping things into molten cheese.  Traditional fondue etiquette requires that any woman who drops a tidbit into the cheese must […]

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Farmers’ Market Puffed Omelette

This is an impressive way to serve a simple omelette to your family or friends, and a great way to use seasonal vegetables.  The dish is baked until puffy and served right out of the pan. It will deflate a bit as it cools, but it retains a really light, delicate texture that works well […]

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Asparagus and Artichoke Gratin

Gratins are generally thought of as cold-weather fare, but the technique works beautifully with these spring vegetables.  There are a few steps involved here, but do not be dissuaded.  It’s pretty simple.  My go-to method for steaming asparagus is to remove the woody ends, wash, and wrap in damp paper towels.  Microwave for five minutes […]

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