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FFwD: Spur of the Moment Vegetable Soup

Okay, so I think I am just barely (barely!) making it in time with this week’s French Friday’s with Dorie — Spur of the Moment Vegetable Soup. I made mine with carrots, onion, sweet potato and plenty of garlic (along with the rosemary and ginger). I liked it, but kind of felt it needed…something. […]

Roast Halibut in Red Bell Pepper Broth (Bacalao en Caldo de Pimientos Asados)

Originally, this dish called for cod, which sounds just as delicious, but I happened to have some halibut. So that’s what I used. I made a few changes from the source material — I used half cilantro/half parsley (recommended!) and I added a little garlic to the herb mix as well. I also used […]

Whole Grain Breakfast: Savory Steel Cut Oats with a Poached Egg on Top

I have just never been a big fan of sweet breakfasts. Give me an egg! And cheese! And keep your oatmeal to yourself. Of course, whole grains are a great breakfast and I have gotten pretty fond of Muesli, but I’m still not super enthused about a big bowl of oatmeal. Until now.

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FFwD: Crispy Crackly Apple Almond Tart

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie was for a crispy and crackly Apple Almond Tart made with filo dough. And although I do like working with filo (phyllo) dough, I already had some tart/pie dough that I had JUST defrosted from the freezer (the Dorie pie crust recipe, actually). So, I decided to […]

Naan Pizza with Garlicky Yogurt & Greens

Occasionally, I find myself coming home from work, feeling very hungry and having absolutely no idea of what to make for dinner. I do know that I want it to be relatively easy and super, super good, though. Just such an evening was the beginning of Naan pizza. See, I really wanted pizza and […]