Tag Archives: main dishes

Savory Crêpes

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Right now my thoughts are flipping between crêpes and the onion rings I ate right before I made the crêpes. Of both, I couldn’t wait to eat more. But, let’s talk about the crêpes today (those onion rings can wait until next week). When I was a Continue Reading

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Chunky Vegetable Soup

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When in doubt, soup! I almost always want to eat soup. In hot weather and cold weather, on weeknights or at dinner parties… give me soup and I’ll be happy with my meal. Soup is a great way to use up whatever you’ve got hanging Continue Reading

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Hearty Kale and White Bean Quesadillas

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When I plan our menu I try to include a good variety of foods, so we don’t get bored. Sometimes they’re a little more complex, have multiple steps, and more ingredients. Other times they’re simple, basic, super easy. Scrambled eggs and toast makes a great dinner. So Continue Reading

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Pumpkin Pasta

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I’m eating this pasta as I type. I refrained from eating more than a bite or two while I was photographing so I could save it for dinner. It’s creamy, has a hint of spice, and it tastes like fall. It feels like the kind Continue Reading

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Cream of Squash Soup

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This summer, like most summers, I planted a garden. We used the compost that I’d been working on for a year. We bought organic dirt, and I rummaged around for the seeds that I’d been saving. Some were from packages (and probably a few years old Continue Reading

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Carrot Pasta with Tarragon

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If I told you that this was another dish where versatility is key, would you be surprised? It’s the way that I cook, so as often as possible, I will offer alternatives. Just in case it’s a different season when you read this post, in Continue Reading

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Thai Basil and Peanut Soup

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Soup, how I have missed you!! I’d kinda forgotten about soup. I don’t know how. It’s one of my favorite things to cook and eat. Ever. Ever. EVER! I’m aware of the weather. It’s been about 97,000 degrees out lately and it’s just going to Continue Reading

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Tofu and Eggplant Lettuce Wraps

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Lettuce is one of those oft neglected veggies. I fall into the trap of thinking that lettuce is meant for sandwiches and salads alone. Never mind the fact that I’ve made it into Caesar Soup, which is at the other end of the spectrum for Continue Reading

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Eggplant and Summer Squash Tacos

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This is one of those meals that’s made with ingredients that I didn’t used to think I liked. Eggplant and squash are things I’m excited about when summer arrives. That didn’t use to be the case. I remember making Eggplant Parmesan before I knew about Continue Reading

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All Season Fennel Pizza

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It can be tough to transition from one season to the next. I never quite know what I’m in the mood for… Do I still want a hearty winter veggie soup, or am I ready for snap peas and asparagus? I have a few go Continue Reading

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Customizable Panzanella Salad

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There are so many things that this salad can be. It can be vegan, paleo, low-carb, gluten-free, high-protein… It all depends on what you add to it. I made some baguettes a few weeks ago that I wasn’t thrilled with. They’re prefect for croutons though. Continue Reading

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Roasted Stone Fruit with Bulgur and Fennel

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Complain as I will about summer – the heat, the heat, the heat, I love the fruits and veggies that it brings. I’m silly for squash (more about that next week), crazy for cherries, and wacko for watermelon. Not to mention sweet corn… be still my Continue Reading

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Nopales Wraps

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It’s nopales time again! Who knew that cactus leaves could be so fun to eat?! Last week I made them into a relish. I also used them in Borscht. Today, I’ve sautéed them with onions, added scrambled eggs, and wrapped it all in a lettuce Continue Reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup

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I know that Chicken Noodle Soup is one of those meals that’s made when someone feels under the weather. But, I want to enjoy it any day. It’s just so good. It starts with some chicken that’s cooked in a bit of olive oil. The Continue Reading

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Roasted Fennel and Asparagus with Mâche and Lemon Vinaigrette

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For me, it’s not officially spring until we get asparagus in our Abundant Harvest Organics box. Guess this means that spring is here. I’ve planted my garden, baseball is back on with some spring training games, and the weather is pretty nice. It all adds Continue Reading

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Stem “Pasta”

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You ever have one of those nights when you’re all ready to make dinner and then you realize that you’re missing one of the key ingredients? I know I have. Just today I realized that I don’t have enough beans to make the Enchilada Casserole Continue Reading

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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Beet and Carrot Soup

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If you are into time travel and happen to meet up with my younger self, please don’t tell her that she will grow to love beets. She will surely not believe you and may even laugh in your face.  I am not a believer in Continue Reading

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Loaded Chicken and Rice Soup

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I’m a sucker for a good bowl of soup. I think we’ve had three different kinds over the past four days. I love it. I can’t get enough of it. It can be hearty and filling, or a light start to a meal. It can Continue Reading

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Red Choi Stir Fry with Tofu and Almonds

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It makes me super happy when I’ve made something that’s loaded with veggies, and Tim, unprompted, tells me how much he likes it. What a guy! Good thing he liked it so much (even the tofu!), because I am sold. First of all, tofu is Continue Reading

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Bulgur Wheat with Sausage and Apples

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  I am a big fan of quick weeknight dinners. I’m all for slow-cooked, braised, take the whole afternoon to cook kinda meals. But, most weekdays I’m tired, there are dirty dishes in the sink, and I just want to eat something. Now.  This dish Continue Reading

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