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Five Spice Chicken with Vermicelli, Mushrooms and Fennel

Five Spice Chicken with Vermicelli, Mushrooms and Fennel Chinese five spice powder is a wonderful spice combination that has been used for centuries and traditionally has Szechwan peppercorns, star anise, cloves, cinnamon and anise or fennel seeds that are ground … Continue reading

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Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies with Caramel

Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies with Caramel These chocolate hazelnut thumbprint cookies with caramel centers and drizzled with chocolate will be a big hit at any cookie exchange or dessert table.  The chocolate cookie has a nice crisp bite and when … Continue reading

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Japanese Chicken Tenders with Lemon Sauce

Japanese Chicken Tenders with Lemon Sauce Sometimes you just crave something fried and this is really good to make without having to get a deep fryer out. It’s also quick to cook because the chicken tenders have no bones and … Continue reading

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Citrus Salad over a Bed of Arugula with a Date and Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette, Almonds, and Picholine Olives

I made this salad to serve alongside a middle Eastern lamb dish I made and it was just right with the acidity and tartness paired of the oranges with the rich rack of lamb.  I couldn’t find blood oranges in … Continue reading

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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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