Avocado Zucchini Bread Recipe With Olive Oil

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You know I love avocados, right?  I love them with a bit of sea salt and a spoon. I love them in salads, salsas, and sandwiches, too.  What's not to love?Well, lately avocados have been turning up in all sorts of unexpected recipes:  brownies, cakes, cookies, to name a few.  I wasn't really sold on this idea.  At … [Read more...]

Tempeh Wild Rice Pesto “Burger” Recipe

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On our first date, my now-husband told me he was a vegetarian.I am someone who's extremely passionate about food -- all food - and I wondered if his dietary choice would be a deal breaker!  He then said that he eats fish, dairy products, and eggs (a "Pesco" Vegetarian, if you will). Phew! I really, really liked … [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...]

Best Vegetarian Enchilada Recipe Ever!

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I'm home!  Did you notice I snuck out during the dessert party?  We went NYC and Woodstock -- sometime between the Salted Caramel Chocolates and the Double Chocolate Almond Spice Cookies.  We had a fantastic vacation -- I can't wait to tell you all about it next week!For now though, I'm happy to share this … [Read more...]

Meyer Lemon-Basil Salad Dressing Recipe

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A lot was cooking in my kitchen this weekend, and the first thing I'm excited to share with you is a super quick salad dressing recipe!  Remember when we made My Mom's Meyer Lemonade a week or so ago?  I know, how could you forget, right?  ;-)  It's delicious!Well, a friend of mine took my mom's recipe a step … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Chive Flowers and Melon Gazpacho Recipe

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My 5-year old son has a serious sweet tooth. The cutest thing ever is when he asks me which tooth it is, and why there's only one!So needless to say, this little guy absolutely loves melon -- especially Kiss melons, which are super sweet and flavorful!The Sugar Kiss, Honey Kiss and Golden Kiss melons are all … [Read more...]

Avocado Butter Recipe

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When I was a kid, I used to literally sneak avocado chunks out of my salad, into my napkin, and sadly, yes . . . into the trash.  Can you believe that!?If you've been keeping up with my blog, you know that these days, I cannot get enough avocados, and I consider them to be a precious culinary treasure.  Truly!I … [Read more...]

Marinated Grilled Portabella Mushroom Recipe

Marinated Grilled Portabella Mushrooms

Portabella mushrooms are "meaty."  Really, they are!  Just ask my vegetarian husband.  As if he'd know, right?  Actually, the truth is, while they certainly can't compete with a perfect rib-eye or flank steak, they are indeed a very hearty mushroom!This marinade is one of my favorites!  It has a spicy Asian vibe … [Read more...]

Cucumber Melon Salad Recipe with Yuzu-Jalapeño Dressing

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Remember the Sugar Kiss melon that I fell in love with?  Ah . . . the love affair continues:   Sugar Kiss melons just melt in your mouth and are right up there with desserts in the sweetness department!Well, once I had the Sugar Kiss, I had to try the Honey Kiss and the Golden Kiss, right?  All of these melons come … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Orange Roses and Grilled Cheese With Gruyère and Bacon-Onion Compote

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I can't exactly tell you why, but every time I walk by my neighbor's deep, sunset-orange roses, I think of a grilled cheese sandwich.Orange cheese isn't even my favorite in grilled cheese.  Perhaps I think of a grilled cheese sandwich because the flowers are an incredibly warm color -- they bring my mind to melting … [Read more...]