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Jicama and grapefruit salad

Jicama and Grapefruit Salad

This recipe has been adapted from the Jicama and Grapefruit Salad at the Slanted Door in San Fransisco. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the bay area featuring modern Vietnamese cuisine. I am always on the lookout for new ingredients to spruce-up a salad and even though Jicama

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zucchini frittersZucchini Fritters with Herb Yogurt

Zucchini Fritters with Herb Yogurt

Zucchini Fritters with Herb Yogurt has to be one of my favorite ways to eat zucchini. At this time of year, as anyone who has a vegetable garden can attest, there is always an abundance of zucchini. They take over the garden and grow faster than you can use them

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Tomato Sauce ingredients

Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce is one of those dishes that transports me back to my childhood. My grandmother would make chicken and dumplings for me when I was very young and I have a lingering soft spot for any type of dumpling all these years later.

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4 types of Condiments livening up recipes

Four Quick and Easy Condiments to Liven Up your Cooking!

Elevate any meal with these Four Quick and Easy Condiments. Bruschetta: a combo of tomatoes, basil and garlic piled on top of fresh grilled bread or slather on any grilled meat, fish or chicken. Magical Green Cilantro Sauce: Cilantro-garlic-olive oil-rice vinegar. Put this on anything! It can lean Asian  with

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Italian Bruschetta

I hadn’t made this in many years and for some reason, I had a hankering for Italian Bruschetta the other day. An Italian classic, loaded with tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar – the mouth-watering flavors of summer. Bruschetta is served on seared thick slices of crusty Italian

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Red Pickled Onions

Pickled Red Onions

A quick recipe that will add tang, crunch and gorgeous color to so many dishes. These pickled red onions are made of a few basic ingredients that you probably have in your cupboard right now and can be thrown together in about 10 minutes plus a few minutes of marinating.

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Bowl of Lemon Risotto with Scallions, English Peas, Basil and Parmesan

Lemon Risotto with Scallions and Basil

A lovely Lemon Risotto with scallions, basil and English peas is much lighter than your usual risotto. As with all risotto recipes, it is easy to prepare and a simple a process, on the other hand, it takes a bit of patience because you will have to stay nearby to

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Zesty Farro Grain Bowl with Crispy Shallots

Zesty Farro Bowl with Crispy Shallots

  A delicious bowl full of grains, greens and super lemony dressing. This Zesty Farro Bowl with Crispy Shallots hits the spot if you are looking for something light and healthy, vegan or vegetarian or you just want a great side dish! Oh and I almost forgot, the fried crispy

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

They may not be pretty but I did my best to make these Crispy Smashed Potatoes look as good as they taste. Twice-baked Yukon Gold potatoes are baked, smashed then slathered with olive oil, salt and pepper then baked again. My husband loves potatoes so I am always looking for

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Orecchiette Pasta with Rapini

Orecchiette Pasta with Rapini

If you like pasta, you will love this Orecchiette Pasta with Rapini. Tiny little ear shaped pasta shells that when cooked al dente, are very chewy and catch all the little bits of sauce that they are cooked with. In this case, I have made a simple Italian preparation including

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