Category: Recipes

November 13, 2014

Spinach Salad with Persimmons, Toasted Almonds, Dates, and Blue Cheese

This salad is super-easy to make, and it takes advantage of the crisp Fuyu persimmons that are widely available in the Fall; those are the crisp round cute ones, not the long astringent ones that my grandfather use to slurp down when they turned black (eek!). The combination of the
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November 5, 2014

Easy Basic Roasted Lemon-Thyme Chicken

If I had a dime for every person who comes to see me and says they have no idea how to cook a chicken, I would be at Holt Renfrew buying shoes right now instead of writing this blog. So many people are intimidated by this dish, and it’s a
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November 3, 2014

Quick and Fresh Tomato Sauce

This recipe makes about 12 servings. Make it and freeze most of it for those nights when you’re late getting home. This sauce takes 30 mins start to finish. I was so sick of buying bottled sauce for my kids. I would buy the expensive kind with just a few
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November 2, 2014

Taco-Spiced Meat

Serves 4 For years, I succumbed to the disgustingness that is prepackaged taco seasoning. Even my kids thought it was gross, and I always ended up throwing out a lot of the meat from Taco Night because no one wanted to eat that day-glo orange beef that tasted like chemicals.
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November 2, 2014

Maple Chipotle Black Beans

Serves 4-6 This is one of the easiest recipes you can make – it contains ingredients that are pantry staples, and it’s ready in 15 minutes. I love these beans in a salad, in tacos, with eggs, wherever! they’re so versatile and so delicious. A great source of fiber and
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