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»

01/28/14
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Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger~Scallion Sauce & Baked Egg Rolls

MONDAY Soba Noodles with Sweet~Ginger Scallion Sauce  |  Baked Veggie Egg Rolls Our weekly meatless meal rarely works out to be on Monday evening.  As proponents of the traditional Sunday Supper, we usually enjoy leftovers on Monday, or some variation arising from the remnants of whatever roasted dish was made the evening before.  But, this Continue reading → «Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger~Scallion Sauce & Baked Egg Rolls»

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»

01/16/14
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Chicken Bouillon & Boursin Deviled Eggs

WEDNESDAY Chicken Bouillon  |  Boursin Deviled Eggs  |  Kale Salad with Mustard Cream Vinaigrette This morning, I had the pleasure of catching up with a dear friend.  We first met, over eight years ago, in the manner common for moms with young children…school.  We had children in the same grades, we volunteered like mad women Continue reading → «Chicken Bouillon & Boursin Deviled Eggs»

01/9/14
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Spicy Pork & Kale Soup

WEDNESDAY We have been easing back into the reality of the New Year.  Monday, Michael returned to the office.  Tuesday, school resumed for Mallory.  Yesterday, Max returned to school and had his first winter training session for football in the afternoon.  Today {Thursday}, Maddie began the last half of her senior year in high school. Continue reading → «Spicy Pork & Kale Soup»

12/5/13
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Kung Pao Chicken

TUESDAY Kung Pao Chicken I apologize…to all my fellow Northern Californians…for it is I that could very well be blamed for the sudden, and very noticeable, drop in temperature here in the Bay area.  You see, I recently rambled on about the disparity between our abundant sunshine & mild temperatures and my childhood memories of Continue reading → «Kung Pao Chicken»

11/13/13
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Sticky Baked Chicken Wings & a Crisp Salad

TUESDAY Sticky Baked Chicken Wings with Pomegranate Molasses  |  Crisp Salad with Thai Ginger Dressing   It is 5:19pm on Wednesday and I can’t believe that this is the first chance I have had to sit down and share last night’s dinner with you.  The week got off to a blazing start with Michael leaving Continue reading → «Sticky Baked Chicken Wings & a Crisp Salad»

06/27/13
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Oven-Roasted Salmon & Bok Choy with Orange-Hoisin Sauce

WEDNESDAY Oven-Roasted Wild Salmon  |  Wilted Baby Bok Choy & Scallions  |  Orange-Hoisin Sauce   Once again, we are the benefactors of Dave’s fishing bounty!  His latest fishing expedition brought him out to the Farrollon Islands… Lying 28 miles off the coast of San Francisco, the jagged silhouette of the Farallon Islands disrupts the clean Continue reading → «Oven-Roasted Salmon & Bok Choy with Orange-Hoisin Sauce»

06/5/13
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Turkey, Apple, Triple Cream Brie & Chutney on a Croissant

TUESDAY Freshly Roasted Turkey, Apple, Triple Cream Brie & Rhubarb Chutney on Croissants  |  Farmer’s Market Cherries   When I came across this sandwich last week on Tumblr, it struck me as “special”…you know, the type of sandwich that you would pack into a lovely wicker hamper along with a lightly colored blanket, some linen Continue reading → «Turkey, Apple, Triple Cream Brie & Chutney on a Croissant»