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  • Chana masala

    This vegan and gluten-free dish is a favorite at our house. It is a savory dish of cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas), onion, garlic, bay leaves and various Indian spices. It gets its heat from small red chilies and although I only use one chili in...
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  • Chickenless pot pie

    I haven’t always been a lacto-ovo vegetarian. There were many meat-based frozen food dishes that my mom popped in the oven when I was a kid and one of them was Swanson’s frozen chicken potpie. Dad and my brother, John, liked the beef and mom...
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  • Got Ratatouille?

    Ratatouille can be described as a vegetable stew. This Ratatouille is a hearty and thick vegetable stew. Classic Ratatouille includes eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, red onions and herbs. This recipe is different in that it includes all of the classic ingredients plus fennel, bay leaves, and...
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  • Spring into raab

    Spring begins March 20th. This is the perfect time to look for and to enjoy a little raab. Belonging to the mustard family and also known as rapini, raab is closely related to turnip greens. It is sometimes mistaken for a type of broccoli because very...
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  • Asiago baked potato halves

    Looking for a simple, fun and delicious side for your next dinner party? Look no further. This combination of tasty Asiago cheese and creamy, buttery Yukon Gold potatoes is hard to beat. Comfort food for sure.
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  • Celebrate leap year with a kiss

    That there is an extra day in the month of February may have escaped you. After all, who has time, for crying out loud, to notice that this is a leap year? Why do we even have a leap year anyway, you might ask? Isn’t...
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  • Burrata lasagna (comfort food for sure)

    What is Burrata? Burrata is a semisoft white Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream.  The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream, giving it an unusual texture. It is to die for. What is lasagna? I say it...
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  • Savory root vegetable tart

    This is a wonderful winter appetizer but takes a couple of hours or more to get from oven to the table. Your efforts, however, will be worth it. The crust takes about 10 minutes of prep time and should be refrigerated for at least an...
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  • Portobello mushroom Wellington

    Are you looking for an amazing appetizer to add to your New Year’s celebration table? Look no further. The pairing of Portobello mushroom earthiness with fresh winter kale and the creamy goodness of Stilton cheese will delight both family and friends. Serve with a sparkling...
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