Meatless Monday: Zucchini and Chickpea Couscous


It is that time of year when zucchini is very abundant. One of the many nice things about zucchini is its versatility. It can be made into cakes and cookies and it can be used in countless savory recipes. Always trying to pump up the vegetable consumption in this house, I added some sauteed onion, […]

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Too Hot To Cook? Try Shrimp Taco Salad.


When it is too hot to cook, meal salads make are ideal. This is a recipe featured in Hannaford fresh article that I wrote about simple, seafood recipes. This Mexican-inspired salad takes advantage of pre-cooked cocktail shrimp, avocados seasoned with lime juice and cilantro and fresh vegetables are tossed with a tangy, cumin-scented dressing and […]

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Ice Cream Sandwiches 101 – Quick and Slow


Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream (and cookies)! Ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorite treats. The newest, fastest way for me to get my fix is buying a bag of Tate’s Chocolate Chip Cookies and a pint of Haagen Dazs Gelato¬†(the Stracciatella worked well but next time I will […]

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Cool Sips for Hot Days

Rhubard Spritz

My family loves bubbles in drinks. We have grown extremely fond of our Soda Stream and as a result I’ve been making loads of concoctions. Before the advent of the Soda Stream we used the old faithful seltzer maker – and while it’s a bit more attractive, it’s not as convenient. Here are a few […]

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Modern Day Vegetarian Pupu Platter


When I was a kid I insisted on my birthday dinner at New York’s now defunct Trader Vic’s. I loved their pupu platter followed by beef steak teriyaki. PuPu is a Chinese-American¬†phenomenon originating in Hawaii, loosely translated it means “snail” or “small bites.” Traditionally it is very meat and seafood heavy. Crab rangoon, skewered beef […]

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Inspired Fresh Green Peas

Middle eastern Coucous

I love fresh green peas. Not only are they beautiful and tasty, but they are nutrient dense. One of the hot designer ingredients right now is isolated pea protein. It’s showing up in vegan smoothie boosts and bars. While I can’t say it’s delicious, it is great to have another vegan protein alternative available. Here […]

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Vegetable Egg Scramble


People often ask me what I like to eat when I am not working on recipes for an assignment. This vegetable scramble is a pretty typical breakfast/brunch/lunch/dinner at my table. It uses up leftover vegetables and is wholly satisfying. This version was comprised of corn, broccoli and goat cheese.¬† I also favor sauteed mushrooms, broccoli […]

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Rhubarb Recipe Round Up


We inherited our rhubarb from my mother-in-law’s property. Lucky for us the bulbous root is prolific. Alongside my monthly pot of fresh strawberry rhubarb preserves, I’ve made a few wonderful desserts with it so far -most from Pinterest, natch. Here are a few more things I recommend you try: From A Run Away Spoon on […]

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Pinterest Love

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OK, I confess, I have a new love. Pinterest. For those of you who are uninitiated, Pinterest is a great search engine that allows you to “pin” on to virtual bulletin boards all the things that you think are fabulous. I have several “boards” and use them constantly. For example, if you are really interested […]

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