09/5/14
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Sweet Corn & Lobster Risotto

Sweet Corn & Lobster Risotto  |  Tomato & Arugula Salad Last Sunday I told you about this wonderful, savory corn risotto we had recently enjoyed and shared my big plans for adding some out~of~the~ordinary lobster mushrooms that I had picked up at the SF Farmer’s Market {check them out here} to that same risotto this Continue reading → «Sweet Corn & Lobster Risotto»

04/11/14
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Salmon Grilled with a Vodka~Infused Citrus Glaze & Miso Roasted Asparagus

Grilled Salmon with a Vodka~Infused Citrus Glaze  |  Miso Roasted Asparagus  |  Brown Rice We don’t eat enough fish.  It’s a fact, both here in my own home as well as in the broader realm of the general American diet.  Despite the well-known health benefits, cited here and here, of a diet which includes foods Continue reading → «Salmon Grilled with a Vodka~Infused Citrus Glaze & Miso Roasted Asparagus»

04/8/14
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Spiced & Grilled Steak with Parsley~Mint Tabbouleh

SUNDAY Spiced & Grilled NY Strip Steaks  |  Parsley~Mint Tabbouleh  |  Hummus & Toasted Pita Wedges I have never found myself particularly attracted to the cuisine of the Middle East, India, Thailand, Africa or the Mediterranean.  Not because of any dislike mind you but rather ignorance.  Not having been introduced to those foods growing up, Continue reading → «Spiced & Grilled Steak with Parsley~Mint Tabbouleh»

02/11/14
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Chicken Thighs with Sherry & Mushrooms

SUNDAY Pan~Fried Chicken Thighs with Sherry & Mushrooms  |  Brown Rice  |  Garlicky Spinach One of the easiest ways I prepare “fried chicken” is using this method.  Chicken thighs {bone~in and skin~on} are seared, skin side down, in a very hot skillet for a bit and then finished in the oven.  The result is incredibly Continue reading → «Chicken Thighs with Sherry & Mushrooms»

01/23/14
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Immunity Soup with Chicken

WEDNESDAY Lately, I have been drawn to broth-based soups.  Bowls of vegetables, and a bit of protein, suspended in a clear broth which is brought to life with the addition of herbs & spices.  A few weeks ago we enjoyed this Spicky Pork & Kale version and last week it was a fragrant Chicken Bouillon. Continue reading → «Immunity Soup with Chicken»

01/22/14
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Sweet Asian Chili Stir~Fry with Pork, Ginger & Tangerine

TUESDAY   “82.  Cook – Cooking just might be the single most important thing you can do for your dietary health.  In theory, it should make little difference to your health whether you cook for yourself or let someone else do the work for you.  But, unless you can hire a personal chef to prepare Continue reading → «Sweet Asian Chili Stir~Fry with Pork, Ginger & Tangerine»

09/5/13
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Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake

WEDNESDAY Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake   “You need this {dinner} today”…stated Tieghan over at Half-Baked Harvest when she posted this dish back in July.  More than one month later, her words remain true and when I selected this dish over the weekend for our dinner menu this week I had no idea how much I Continue reading → «Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake»

08/22/13
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Roasted Chicken with Garlic~Thyme Butter & Strawberry, Almond, and Pea Salad

WEDNESDAY Roasted Chicken with Garlic~Thyme Butter  |  Strawberry, Almond, and Pea Salad  |  Rice   The school year began today and with this fresh start we mark the end of “summer”.    The season, officially, lingers for some weeks {and here in the Bay area, we often enjoy our warmest months in September and October} Continue reading → «Roasted Chicken with Garlic~Thyme Butter & Strawberry, Almond, and Pea Salad»