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For the love of feta (and the best way to cut a bell pepper)

I can’t ever remember meeting a fellow eater who didn’t love feta cheese.   Briny, savory and with a substantial mouth-feel, feta is in a class by itself.  The basic sheep’s milk cheese is satisfying, and the perfect star for a fresh, Greek-inspired, nutrient-rich salad… You know, so there’s less guilt about the majority ingredient being […]

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Sunday Dinner: Pork Roulade

Fancy dinners don’t need to be complicated, and they shouldn’t require kitchen slavery.   Take a pork roulade recipe – when roasted to a perfect doneness that’s golden brown and delicious it gives an air of extravagance.  But this Sunday dinner only takes 15 minutes tops to prepare.  And it’s so easy a husband can […]

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Fat Tuesday: Beignets & Cafe au lait

This time of year, when Mardi Gras is in full swing and Fat Tuesday upon us,  I long for all things Creole, Cajun and well, downright bad for me like king cakes and hurricanes.   Beignets are the easiest of the Creole treats to craft – simply yeast-leavened fried dough. This particular beignet recipe can be prepared ahead […]

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Chinese Stir Fry: Crispy orange chicken

Next time you reach for that Chinese take out menu – that could mean consumption of monosodium glutamate (MSG) or questionable meat – come here instead.  Because eating healthy doesn’t require giving up those classic convenience meals  (for homemade pizza, check this out).  As for orange chicken stir fry, it’s surprisingly simple to make, and […]

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Edible Discovery: Chocolate-covered cookie butter

A few weeks ago I started spooning and rolling cookie butter and chilling the balls for chocolate dipping. I thought it would prove to be a pretty tasty and easy to craft treat. Then our moving day came out of nowhere, and oops, the project got left behind… Good thing we moved to Southern California, […]

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