Mushroom Saute

Mushroom Saute

Mushrooms are delicious. Though not my favorite vegetable they rank pretty high up there and as much as I love them grilled on vegetable kebabs during the non-summer months I have to find a different way to make use of them. And so it’s a good thing my mom came up with this awesome and… 

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Cracker Bites with Dip, Cucumbers and Cheese

Cracker bites with dip, cucucmbers and cheese

Sometimes instead of a full meal all I want is a platter of various snacks. Or maybe even just one delicious snack that I can have a lot of. Bite sized food is great because you always lose count as to how many you’ve had and leave the table thinking you didn’t eat as much… 

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Turkey Avocado Roll-Ups {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

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Happy 4th of July everyone! Now that I’m in the working world and no longer enjoying entire summers off the federal holidays really are appreciated. When I looked at the calendar and saw that this year the 4th fell on a Wednesday I was a tad disappointed – a day off in the middle of… 

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Lemon Artichoke Hummus

In college one of my roommates would make hummus and pesto all the time. And so when we all graduated and moved apart I dreamed of having my own food processor to be able to recreate such magical dips and spreads. When D bought me a food processor for my birthday these dreams could finally… 

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Caramelized Onion and Cheese Puff Pastry Tart {Vegetarian}

I absolutely love puff pastry –  mainly because you can pop it out of the freeze anytime and there’s an endless array of flavor combinations which will produce a delicious appetizer tart. Many times I’ve scoured the fridge for random bits and pieces of ingredients, piled them on top of quickly rolled out puff pastry… 

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Raw Green Vegan Collard Wraps

I think at this point we’ve all heard about the vegan raw food movement. The idea behind it being that no food should be heated above 40 degrees C (104 degrees F) to limit the loss of nutritional value. I feel it’s safe to say that the average person isn’t exactly excited by this type… 

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Vietnamese Summer Roll Salad

I can’t wait to travel to Asia. I’ve never been, but considering my love for Asian flavors and cuisine how could I not fall instantly in love with it? I don’t think I would miss Western food for a second. I’d trade rice noodles for pasta any day. The flavors of lemongrass, fish sauce, soy… 

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Figs with Blue Cheese, Honey and Pistachios

Figs with Blue Cheese, Honey and Pistachios – sounds strange right? Who knew this mish-mash of ingredients could actually come together nicely? But somehow it does. I saw this recipe somewhere once and knew it sounded so strange it had to be good. Best to use a really strong blue cheese though – like Roquefort… 

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Oven Roasted Cauliflower

I do remember eating cauliflower when I was little. But it was always dredged in egg and flour and then sauteed in oil. Oh and then I dipped it in mayonnaise. I didn’t even know you could eat it raw with dip. It also has a funny name in Russian - цветная капуста- which directly translates to… 

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Bread Sticks

Can’t say I’ve ever made bread sticks before – outside of my 2 year long working experience at Domino’s pizza of course – where I frequently baked them both for the customers and for my own personal consumption. So what I mean to say is I’ve never made them at home before. But with this… 

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Gruyere

I had some leftover bacon and a whole pound of asparagus, and since puff pastry is probably just as bad for you as bacon, (if not worse), I decided to deconstruct my puff pastry with gruyere and asparagus recipe and make this instead. And it was delicious. Not that it would have been bad with… 

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