Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple-Sweet Potato Soup with Shallot “Croutons”

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I was thrilled when my friend Cathy of What Would Cathy Eat invited me to participate in her Healthy Thanksgiving Challenge! Cathy's challenge is all about making an amazingly delicious Thanksgiving feast, without a lot of fat and salt.I did it!  Well, not the whole feast, but a delicious first course of Apple Yam … [Read more...]

Veggie Week Challenge and a Giveaway For a $200 Veggie Grill Gift Card!

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I'm all about one-pot meals and comfort foods -- especially this time of year.  My vegetarian brother is coming to town so I decided to get ready for him by cooking up some vegetarian comfort foods.So this brings me to my Veggie Week Challenge, and you're invited to participate -- all of you!Maybe you need a … [Read more...]

Mexican Chopped Salad Recipe with Spiced Pepitas and Honey-Chipotle Lime Dressing

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Our Mexican food fest continues.  This Mexican Chopped Salad will be the perfect light accompaniment to the Smoky Chipotle Nachos and other richer dishes we'll be serving at my husband's little birthday soirée this weekend.With food, little details can make a big difference.   For example, I think ice-cream tastes … [Read more...]

Red Pepper Kale Pesto for October #Unprocessed!

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Guess what I did?  I took the October Unprocessed pledge!  Yes, it's true!  My friend Andrew Wilder, founder of Eating Rules, has been hosting this event for the past few years.  I was thrilled when he asked me if I'd like to create a recipe for this year's October Unprocessed event!Here's my guest post on Eating … [Read more...]

Apricot Glazed Carrots

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To be honest with you, my favorite part about the Jewish holidays -- well, all holidays -- is the food.With Rosh Hashanah beginning in two days, I'm still working on my small plates of sweet, delicious side dishes that will make up the main course.  Next up . . . . Apricot Glazed Carrots! It's said that eating … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower With Annato Seed Oil

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Rosh Hashanah begins this Wednesday, September 28th, and my husband's birthday is the 29th.  I'll be celebrating both with some "small plates" and a gluten-free birthday cake!  Quite a combination, I know.In the food and restaurant world, "small plates" are essentially mini-dishes on small plates.  The idea is that … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Vegetarian Chili Recipe

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I just feel like announcing that it is actually getting cold.   It's beginning to feel like fall, and I love it.  I think fall is my favorite cooking season; it is all about cozy one-pot meals, warming spices, and slower cooking -- things that make the house smell wonderful!I'm thinking this chili is a perfect … [Read more...]

Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries

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I truly appreciate your visiting my site!  If this looks delicious to you, please subscribe for my occasional emails with more great recipes, to the right of this post.  You can also follow what I'm cooking on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.One of my absolute favorite flavors in the world (right up … [Read more...]

My Seven Links

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I was delighted to have  Jeanne of Jolly Tomato pass me the torch for "My Seven Links."  My Seven Links was originally started by Trip Base.  The idea is to encourage bloggers to share links to their older posts that deserve to see the light of day again, in seven categories.  The blogger selects their posts that best … [Read more...]

How To Make Caramelized Onions

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Today we are creating an unbelievable, intensely rich, sweet flavored, caramel-colored, spreadable delicacy.  It's like gold.  We're caramelizing onions!  We're cooking onions very slowly on the stove. . . drawing all of their natural sugars to their surface.Although you can use olive oil, I love using clarified, … [Read more...]