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    Grilled Summer Salad

    August 2022

    Summer salads are usually cold and crisp, but here’s a salad recipe that takes seasonal vegetables to the grill, adding heat, smoke, and charred flavors to the proverbial meal starter. This salad is substantial enough to fill in as the main course.

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    Grilled Ratatouille

    July 2021
    Originating in Nice, France, in the late 18th century, Ratatouille (rat-ah-too-ee) is a classic French vegetable stew that is a staple in Provence, consisting of eggplant, bell peppers, summer squash, tomatoes and garlic and/or onions.
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  • Coconut & Macadamia Nut Crusted Tofu
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    Plant-Based Island-Style

    September 2019
    Tofu is a great protein source and a pantry/refrigerator staple in my home kitchen. The silken (Japanese-style) variety, which is shelf stable until opened...
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  • Springtime Greens, Artichoke & Leek Filo Pie
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    Happy Spring Holidays!

    April 2019
    As some of you know, holidays can often be a disappointment, food wise, for those of us plant-based eaters dining in an omnivore/carnivore world.
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    Farmer's Chop Suey

    August 2018
    The cultural connection between the Chinese and Jewish people is represented by the game of Mahjong, a tile-based game invented in China in the Qing dynasty, and played poolside and inside the homes of Jewish women since the 1930’s.
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    Try Some Tikka Today

    June 2018
    While I love the flavors and fragrance of Indian food, the heat/spiciness is often too hot for my tongue to handle.
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    Rice with Things

    March 2017
    Paella, pronounced pie-aye-ah, is a Valencian dish built around saffron-infused rice. Onions, garlic, peppers, peas, artichokes and tomatoes are classic add-ins...
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    Let’s Talk About Lunch…

    January 2017
    I don’t know about you, but it’s one of my 3 favorite meals of the day and my vocation offers lots of options on what to have for my noontime fix.
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