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Easy, Edible & Economical Fall Table Centerpiece Idea

Edible, economical fall table centerpiece

It has been nearly a year and a half since we moved into our new home and I still haven’t found a permanent table centerpiece that I love for the kitchen table. Until today, when…

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Tepary Bean Salad with Red Bell Pepper, Cumin & Lemon Vinaigrette

Tepary bean salad with red pepper, cumin and lemon vinaigrette

How to Cook Tepary Beans

I recently discovered tepary beans – the only legume native to Arizona, from the Southern region – while attending the Arizona Farmer + Chef Connection. Tepary beans commonly come in…

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Single-Pan Sunny-Side Up Eggs with Kale, Red Peppers & Garlic

Sunny-side up egg breakfast skillet with kale, red peppers, & garlic

There are 100 ways to cook an egg, so the saying goes. And here’s one to add to your clean eating recipe repertoire. Loaded with a rainbow of vegetables, this recipe can really be enjoyed for any…

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Easy Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Garlic-Dijon Puree

Easy Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Garlic-Dijon Puree

There are two ways of doing things in the kitchen: the restaurant chef’s way and the easy way. When I cooked at the five-star Mary Elaine’s, I was in charge of the artichokes, trimming them by…

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Coleslaw with Red Wine Vinaigrette & Caraway (and a word about the one food I despise)

Coleslaw with red wine vinaigrette and caraway seeds

I’m not a picky eater in any sense whatsoever. I’m proud to say that I enjoy eating most foods. There are very few that I dislike purely from a taste standpoint and only one that I despise.…

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Oven-Fried Onion Bloom with Tangy Dipping Sauce

Oven-Fried Onion Bloom with Tangy Dipping Sauce

If you’re like me, you love a good deep fry. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, after all, where I was no stranger to Friday fish fries…

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Roasted Cauliflower with Cashews & Curried Dip

Roasted cauliflower with cashews and curried dip

Get excited…. today cauliflower gets made over with a flavor explosion! Cauliflower naturally gets sweeter as it roasts and its flavors concentrate. If you’re like me, you will find yourself spooning…

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Roasted Baby Broccoli with Toasted Almonds & Lemon

Roasted Broccolini with Lemon and Parmesan

Though a quick steam in the microwave serves a purpose when it comes to my weeknight vegetable routine, sometimes I’m looking for a side dish with a bit more excitement. Vegetables take on unexpected flavors and…

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Recipe: Oven Pumpkin Fries with Cumin, Feta Cheese & Pepitas

Oven Pumpkin Fries with Cumin, Feta Cheese & Pepitas

Pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie. All of these orange-hued, holiday-spiced foods excite me this time of year, signaling that Thanksgiving and Christmas are near. Since most pumpkin offerings are sweet, I thought it…

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Kale, Grape & Walnut Salad and Lunch with Ellie Krieger at FNCE

Kale, Grape & Walnut Salad with Parmesan and Red Wine Vinaigrette

Now that tomato season has ended, we need a satisfying substitute for this quintessential salad ingredient. Fortunately, California grape season is in full swing, from late spring through December. I keep grapes on hand for snacking,…

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