Archive for June, 2008

random, sides & bites

grilling vegetables 101

grilling vegetables 101

Grilling season is officially on and it’s time for burgers, sausage and kebabs. But while you’re at it, make some room on the grill for fresh vegetables. Here are some [...]

June 30, 2008 × 5 comments

entree, recipe, sides & bites

black mission fig & prosciutto pizza

black mission fig & prosciutto pizza

The end of June is one of the best times of the year. The sun rises early and sets late, the 4th of July is just around the corner and [...]

June 27, 2008 × 14 comments

dessert, recipe, sides & bites

chunky oatmeal almond chocolate chip cookies

chunky oatmeal almond chocolate chip cookies

I think people are finally starting to change their minds about what’s considered healthy. At least, I hope they are. For me, it’s not about low-cal and low-fat and no-fat, [...]

June 25, 2008 × 19 comments

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arepas w/crab & avocado salad

arepas w/crab & avocado salad

Wikipedia says that “The arepa is a corn-based bread from the northern Andes in South America …” In reality, an arepa is more similar to a savory corn pancake, and [...]

June 23, 2008 × 10 comments

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chickpea & bulgur salad w/soft boiled egg & breadcrumbs

chickpea & bulgur salad w/soft boiled egg & breadcrumbs

You know those days when you open your fridge and find that there isn’t much in there. Or, there’s plenty of food, but you’re not in the mood for any [...]

June 20, 2008 × 6 comments

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oat risotto with shrimp, asparagus & pecorino

oat risotto with shrimp, asparagus & pecorino

While I was away on a girls’ weekend in Maine, Tom was attending the annual Asparagus Festival in Western Michigan. Every year, Michiganders celebrate the harvest with a parade, plenty [...]

June 18, 2008 × 7 comments

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jerk chicken, nectarine & goat cheese salad

jerk chicken, nectarine & goat cheese salad

I just got back from a weekend away in beautiful Maine. I was hoping to post this before I left, but never got around to it. Here it is in [...]

June 16, 2008 × 3 comments

entree, recipe

andouille-stuffed poblano peppers

andouille-stuffed poblano peppers

Ah, stuffed peppers. They’re so good! They’re especially good when stuffed with spicy, Andouille chicken sausage, corn and brown rice. It’s a delicious little package of protein, vegetables and whole [...]

June 11, 2008 × 14 comments

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whole wheat skillet flatbread

whole wheat skillet flatbread

I spied a sort of recipe for skillet flatbread over at Mark Bittman’s blog a few weeks ago and bookmarked it immediately. It peaked my interest because of its simplicity, [...]

June 9, 2008 × 12 comments

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chicago-style deep dish pizza

chicago-style deep dish pizza

I’m going to start off by saying here and now that I know this isn’t the most authentic Chicago-style pizza. I know how protective people are about local specialties. At [...]

June 6, 2008 × 4 comments

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roasted asparagus & pistachio pesto over fettuccine

roasted asparagus & pistachio pesto over fettuccine

I’m not usually a fan of pesto. I never order it, and avoid fancy sandwiches that are adorned with the stuff. It’s usually so oily that I can’t taste anything [...]

June 4, 2008 × 3 comments