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Moroccan Braised Lamb Shanks with Quince and Couscous with Apricots, Mint, Cilantro, Parsley and Fried Shallots

Quince Saffron My friend has a quince tree that was brimming with ripe quince and he brought me a bag of this beautiful fruit from his backyard.  Quince is a fall fruit and resembles an apple or Asian pear, but … Continue reading

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Rack of Lamb with Chermoula and Preserved Lemon with Roasted Fennel and Beets

This is now one of my favorite ways to cook rack of lamb, and the chermoula with the preserved lemon really makes a delicious marinade and sauce for the lamb.  I usually make my own preserved lemons which are really … Continue reading

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Miso Glaze

Roasted Acorn Squash with Miso Glaze This roasted acorn squash with miso glaze is a great side dish and as the squash pieces  brown, the glaze sweet becomes sweet with a salty, nutty ~umami flavor that is delicious. Miso is … Continue reading

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Mexican Chorizo Meatloaf with Tomato-Chipotle Green Chile Glaze

I guess I finally have to concede that we are definitely going into the fall mode after a beautiful Indian summer.  It’s always difficult for me to let the summer go and put the barbecue away.  It leaves me reminiscing … Continue reading

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Indian Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Wrap with a Quick Pickled Cucumber Relish and Yogurt Sauce

Indian Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Wrap with Quick Pickled Cucumber Relish and Yogurt Sauce I spent the weekend in the San Juan islands with my friends who are vegetarian and I love the challenge of cooking something I hope they … Continue reading

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Grilled Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño Poppers Everyone seems to love jalapeño poppers and they are quick to put together.  I grilled these peppers, but you can also roast them in the oven.  You can make them the day before which is always handy for … Continue reading

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Grilled Shrimp with Artichoke, Asparagus, Yellow Pepper, and Cherry Tomatoes

I am still savoring every inch of summer I can and want to continue grilling everything!  I hate saying goodbye to summer.  This dinner is full of flavors like oregano, thyme, garlic and lemon and is really quick to put … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Fresh Raspberry Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Cake with Fresh Raspberry Buttercream and Chocolate Ganache My nephew requested a chocolate cake with raspberry frosting for his birthday.  I don’t know if he was thinking it through about the fresh raspberries turning the buttercream frosting pink, but he … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers with Sundried Tomatoes with a Sundried Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Aioli

Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers with Sundried Tomatoes   with Sundried Tomato, Basil, Garlic Aioli These chickpea burgers have a lot of flavor and are vegan.  The recipe makes 8 so I formed them into patties and froze the leftovers so I … Continue reading

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Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges with Chimichurri Sauce and Chipotle-Cilantro Aioli

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges with Chimichurri Sauce and Chipotle-Cilantro Aioli I love to grill potatoes and sweet potatoes in the summer and start them out the same way by microwaving them in a bowl with some olive oil, salt and … Continue reading

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