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Coconut Coffeecake with Chocolate Chunks

coconut coffeecake with chocolate chunks recipe (gluten-free/dairy-free adaptable)
I haven't lived in a cold climate since I was in college, which was a loooong time ago.  Sure, several times a year I visit my family in New York and we ski in Utah, but it is not...

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter or Almond Butter Cups | Pamela Salzman

homemade chocolate-peanut butter cups and almond butter cups recipe
It is really ironic that I try to discourage sweets but I have always have so much fun making them!  I had the best time last Christmas making gingerbread men with my kids.  My favorite part of every...

Lentil and Rice-Stuffed Baby Eggplants | Pamela Salzman

lentil and rice-stuffed baby eggplants
I had a dream the other night that I was swept away by a strong current of water and I was being pulled quickly down a stream.  My head was above water, barely, but I could not neither stop...

Cilantro-Lime Rice from Pamela Salzman

cilantro-lime rice and an unexpected rice and bean burrito bowl
We all love to cook, right?  Ok, maybe some us just like to cook.  And I know that I'm the biggest cheerleader of planning your meals ahead so that dinnertime is stress free and a walk in the park....

mushroom and leek stuffing

mushroom and leek stuffing recipe
When I married my husband over 17 years ago (gasp!), I was more than excited to start hosting some of the holidays at our new home.  But I soon realized that my husband’s traditions were slightly different from the...

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turkey stock
Ahhhhh, the day after.  I hope you had a lovely holiday.  Ours was everything I hoped it would be -- lots of happy people in the house and no major disasters in the kitchen.  The best thing I did...

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traditional roast turkey with gravy
My husband and I offered to host Thanksgiving at our new home a few months after we were married in 1995.  We were young and naive, but we were excited to play house with all our new china and...

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brussels sprouts with (turkey) bacon and dates
My husband and I used to go out to dinner much more than we do now.  When the kids would to go to bed at 7:00 pm, it was a lot easier to tuck them in, leave them with...

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tortilla soup
How do I know it's soup season in my neck of the woods?  Well, we had our annual freaky October heat wave last week and then the temperature plummeted about 20 degrees.  Now every morning we wake up to...

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basmati rice with roasted cauliflower
We are well into fall and I couldn't be more excited.  At the farmer's market the other day I was happy to see the return of some familiar faces -- winter squash, apples, pomegranates, persimmons and the entire Cruciferous...

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healthy granola bars recipe
Has school started in your neck of the woods?  We're back at it this week.  I get a little bummed when the kids go back to school.  I've really enjoyed spending more time with them and summer is so...

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green goddess salad
I just spent a lovely four days in Park City, Utah enjoying the clean air and the peace and quiet (outdoors, of course; indoors I have my three kids and two of their friends, so no peace and quiet...

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zucchini-blueberry bread
Have I warned you about planting mint in your garden?  No?  Ooops, sorry 'bout that.  I know I have told several people to only plant mint in containers since its root system will go crazy and you'll never be...

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chickpea and deconstructed pesto salad
Summer around my house is very loosey-goosey.  We lack a bit of structure when school is not in session.  On any given night, it varies who will be here for dinner and I often find myself cooking for either...

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muesli
My husband and I have a division of labor approach to managing our home, kids and life. For example, he is in charge of sports, car issues, and electronics, and I handle meal preparation, communication with teachers and writing...

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kale chips
My favorite line from "Modern Family" this season was when Mitchell returns from the farmer's market and declares, "Did you hear?  Kale is the new spinach?!"  Damn right, it is.  Even though kale seems to be the new "it"...

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not microwave popcorn recipe
I use my microwave oven for two things, as a back-up timer and to disinfect my sponges.  Killing anything alive is what a microwave does best, no?  When people find out I don't put food in the microwave, they...

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avocado, jicama and mango salad recipe
Mexico is close to Southern California, right?  They share a border for goodness sake.  Dare I say Mexico is almost local?  Well, this is convincing I do with myself during April and May.  Why? Because it's mango season in Mexico...

perfect chicken fajita plate

fajitas recipe
You all know my seven-year-old son, Mr. Picky.  I need to re-introduce you to Daughter #2, who just announced last night that she is now a vegetarian.  That's Miss Vegetarian to you.  Hmmm.....She is the same child that asked to...

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asparagus salad with feta, walnuts and mint vinaigrette recipe
A great salad is part perfectly fresh and delicious ingredients and part winner dressing.  And the simpler the better.  But salad monogamy is not something I believe in.  There shouldn't be exclusivity with salad combinations and dressings.  A good vinaigrette...

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lemon ice torte recipe
I went to my first Passover seder when I was in college in Philadelphia.  I was dating a nice Jewish boy from California who had some relatives living outside the city.  Aunt Lulu and Uncle Stanley invited us over for...

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chocolate coconut macaroons recipe
If I am going to eat dessert, it better be good.  It better be worth falling off the wagon for.  Usually Passover desserts do nothing to tempt me from my sugar abstinence and that's not necessarily a bad thing.  But...

"risotto"

artichoke and spinach barley “risotto” recipe
When I invited some friends over for dinner last Friday night, it seemed like a great idea.  After I finished teaching a class and picking up the kids from school, I would have a few hours to get the house...

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lemon and cumin-scented quinoa recipe
I will admit, the first time I ever made quinoa, I didn't like it at all.  I cooked it like rice with nothing added and it really wasn't very tasty.  Who cares if something is super nutritious if it tastes...