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Farmers' Market Puffy Omelette

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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Red Lentil and Roasted Carrot Spread

Red Lentil and Roasted Carrot Spread

This is a favorite dip/spread/soup that you can use in multiple ways.  As a dip it is great served warm, with pretzels or pita chips, and as a spread it makes a wonderful wrap with lettuce, cilantro, and avocado.  Thin it with a little yogurt and warm it up, and you have an elegant soup.  […]

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Roasted Eggplant with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Roasted Eggplant with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Savory peanut sauce is one of those things that makes absolutely anything taste good.  Cardboard? Handful of random leaves?  Tree bark?  Just drizzle on a little spicy peanut sauce, and you have lunch.  If you are not into cardboard, roasted eggplant makes a great vehicle to transfer peanut sauce directly to your mouth. I typically […]

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Saag paneer

Easy Saag Paneer

Today we had an exceptionally rare snow day (hurrah!) and instead of a pot of soup I decided to make one of my absolute favorite foods, Saag Paneer.  Saag is essentially a kind of Indian-spiced spinach and greens dish, and paneer is a type of fresh cheese.  Paneer is really easy to make, but lacking […]

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Red Lentil and Toasted Walnut Pate

Red Lentil and Toasted Walnut Pate

My first experience with a lentil-walnut pate was many years ago when I was in England.  At that point I was a  full-time vegetarian, and I was surprised at the number of meatless options available in most of the places we traveled.  I had a version of this pate at a pub in the Lake […]

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