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Hawaiian Jambalaya
Hawaiian Jambalaya

Classic spicy rice is joined by peppers, onions and sausage, and a tropical twist of pineapple and mango, for a Hawaiian Jambalaya.

Poutine Bites
Poutine Bites

A sort of deconstruction of the Canadian comfort dish poutine, these Poutine Bites, with cheese, bacon and broccoli, combine the best flavors that go with potatoes, all on a skewer. The dip is caramelized onions.

Two Bite Potato Salad Cups
Two Bite Potato Salad Cups

Light, vegan potato salad with a secret ingredient (grapes!) served in baby bok choy cups. Ingredients Potatoes Peppers Scallions Cornichons Grapes Cilantro Olive oil Rice vinegar Dijon Get the recipe

Grilled Rainbow Potato Salad
Grilled Rainbow Potato Salad

A no-mayo, potluck-friendly potato salad chock full of colorful spuds and vegetables, for the best side dish at the BBQ. Shhh…it’s vegan, too.

Lemon Leek Moscato Chicken
Lemon Leek Moscato Chicken

Lightly fried chicken thighs sit atop a bed of sweet-savory-garlicky leeks and beans, studded with currants and flavored with white Moscato. There’s a lot of flavor and texture going on in this recipe, making it a winner, winner chicken dinner!

Beef Migas
Beef Migas

Beef Migas is a shaggy, raggy, rustic breakfast that normally uses up leftover tortillas and pairs it with scrambled eggs. I’m making it more beefy, and we’ll cook it with onions and peppers for flavor, and cheese and pico de gallo for a garnish. It’s basically a delicious excuse to use stuff up. (Hmmm, isn’t […]

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cannellinis and Baby Spinach
Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cannellinis and Baby Spinach

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cannellinis and Baby Spinach is dinner made on one sheet pan. With sweet (potatoes and raisins), salty (capers), creamy (cannellini beans), tangy (lemon juice) and herbaceous (herbes de Provence, spinach), this is a satisfying meal on many levels. That it is also vegan is also a definite plus!

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Meatball Lover’s Sandwich

Tangy, sweet-sour beefy little meatballs serve a crowd (or provide leftovers at least), in a very satisfying meatball sandwich that will have kids and adults raving. From the original site: I can’t say enough good things about this sandwich. It’s really, really good, and my daughter said “These are the best meatballs I’ve ever eaten!” […]

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Tuna Tomato Bean and Basil Salad

A classic, simple salad that shows off succulent summer tomatoes and herbaceous basil in cahoots with nutritious tuna and beans. Use a mixture of various colored heirloom tomatoes for the prettiest salad. From the original site: There are four good reasons to make this easy summer salad tonight: 1. It tastes FABULOUS! 2. It takes […]

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Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Caesar Salad — smoky, crisp around the edges, perfect paired with wine. From the original site: Deep into summer grilling season now, I’m grilling everything that isn’t nailed down. Summer stone fruit? Check. Garlic bread? Check. Pizza? Check. Caesar Salad? Check. Wait, what? Grilled lettuce? Get the Recipe: Grilled Caesar Salad

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Sweet Potato Fries with Chili and Cheese

Melted cheese and meaty chili top sweet potato fries, for the best Chili Cheese Fries, whether you are a surfer or a snow boarder. From the original site: My son adores chili-cheese fries, especially when he is on vacation skiing. There’s something about spuds and chili that just hits the spot for lunch or dinner […]

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Baked Lentil Chilaquiles Casserole

Familiar Mexican flavors combine in a versatile, easy casserole for a dish that can take you from brunch through dinner. From the original site: Father’s Day demands brunch, but we perhaps don’t bring quite the same expectation of fuss and finesse to the table as we do for Mother’s Day. Am I right? But still, […]

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Chocolate Blender Mousse

Creamy, dreamy 10-minute chocolate mousse is easy enough for a child to make, but sophisticated enough for adult appetites. The hardest part is waiting for it to set. Perfect no-bake summer dessert. Get the Recipe: Chocolate Blender Mousse

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Deconstructed Potato Salad with Smoky Fingerlings and Olive-y Dressing

I thought it would be fun to deconstruct a traditional potato salad, and serve it in a disheveled state. From the original site: I used some of the traditional things that go into potato salad, but treated them in a new way. The potatoes became fingerlings fried first in a skillet and finished in the […]

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Roast Beef Horseradish Arugula Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Meaty, spiced with wasabi cheese, stuffed with bitter arugula and a slather of fig jam, this is a sandwich that hits all the flavor notes. From the original site: We don’t need any special excuse to eat grilled cheese sandwiches, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. But it’s National Grilled Cheese Month (!), so let’s […]

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World’s Best Turkey Meatballs

My son’s favorite dinner made by his friend’s mom. We begged for the recipe — a family heirloom — and here it is! From the original site: Healthy turkey meatballs in a 2-ingredient sweet-sour sauce is a kid-pleaser that makes the adults smile, too. Get the Recipe: World’s Best Turkey Meatballs

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Spinach Balls

If you think beer and pigs in a blanket are the only decent football food, you have another think coming! Nutty Parmesan plays nicely with herby stuffing and slightly bitter greens for perfect appetizer Spinach Balls, great for gourmet Game Day grub, Oscar-watching or Olympics-watching. Get the Recipe: Spinach Balls

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Red Wine Risotto

Jewel-red, deeply flavored and perfect with beef or roasted meats, Red Wine Risotto makes an elegant Christmas dinner. This is going to be your wowser holiday dish! Get the Recipe: Red Wine Risotto

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Kale-a-palooza Salad

I created this salad for a Food Blogger Los Angeles meeting called Kale-a palooza. We all brought kale dishes to our meeting. Kale is one of the healthiest, most nutrient-dense veggies on the planet. This holds up well as leftovers, too. From the original site: And so was born Kale-a-palooza Salad, a fitting main dish […]

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Lentil Tacos with Sliced Olives

The beloved taco gets a modern vegan update with lentils instead of beef, lots of spices, and a garnish of sliced ripe olives, of course. Meatless Monday, here we come! From the original site: My family loved this meatless mixture in tacos so much that I began to use it in a lot of other […]

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Nutella Ice Cream

A perfect creamy consistency without eggs or cooking, this Nutella Ice Cream is an eyes-closed, luxurious treat! Get the Recipe: Nutella Ice Cream

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Hatch Chile Margarita

Hatch chile-infused tequila makes a nicely spicy Hatch Chile Margarita! Put those roasted Hatch chiles to good use! Get the Recipe: Hatch Chile Margarita

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White Chicken Chili

Green chiles, cumin, cayenne, oregano and garlic enliven this White Chicken Chili that was a people’s choice winner in a Texas chili contest. Use Hatch green chiles if you have them! Get the Recipe: White Chicken Chili