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HOW TO MAKE GUACAMOLE

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I won’t swear to this but I don’t believe I experienced the buttery goodness of an avocado until my family made the move to Arizona when I was 13. Because back in the day, (a) ‘seasonal’ really did mean seasonal – as in, if it’s not in season in my hometown, it’s not on the […]

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KIMCHI BRUSSEL SPROUTS

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Oh Kimchi, where have you been all my life??! Living in the Midwest doesn’t allow for many ‘international’ choices on the food front; and even though I spent most of my early years on the West Coast, I have to admit Kimchi was no where on my radar – the pungent odor can be off-putting and […]

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SIMPLY WATERMELON

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Musical pairing – Watermelon Man by Mongo Santamaría The first whack of my knife against the variegated green and the thick skin of a watermelon bursts open revealing pink-red flesh speckled with jet-black tear-dropped seeds. I’m reminded of the Little House on Ankeny Street where the scent of burning Kingsford briquettes permeate the neighborhood, screen […]

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RED CURRY GLAZED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH COCONUT RICE

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Musical pairing – The Name Game by Shirley Ellis We met in a somewhat unorthodox way. Cheryl was a panelist at a conference and I happen to sit in on her session about writing; funny, smart and articulate, I was an instant fan. Later in the day, we found ourselves sitting together at a table […]

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CRISPY OLIVE POLENTA STICKS WITH MARINARA

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Musical pairing – Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole Do you ever look at your life and ask, ‘How did I get so lucky???’ No really, I have moments where I look at my life and suddenly it hits me just how fortunate I am . . . and I really do wonder, ‘Why me? […]

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BEET SMOOTHIE

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Beautiful Morning by Take That on Grooveshark Musical pairing – Beautiful Morning by Take That I visited my stylist last week and during one of our conversations I asked, ‘So did you make any New Year’s Reservations this year?’ She laughed and said, ‘No, I’m a realist, why set myself up for something I know […]

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RED QUINOA SALAD WITH CITRUS-CURRY DRESSING

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Musical pairing – All We Are by Matt Nathanson What feels like an eternity but in reality was only a month ago, The Professor was gone for the weekend and I took the opportunity to head down to Indianapolis to do some shopping . . . yep, actually drove. by. myself . . . and […]

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GLUTEN-FREE CELERY ROOT SOUP W/CASHEW CREAM

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Musical pairing – Smooth by Santana About a month ago, Shauna of Gluten Free Girl put out a call to see if anyone would be interested in putting together recipes for our Thanksgiving meals that would be gluten-free. Here is part of what she said: ‘As you know, Thanksgiving (in the US) is quickly approaching. […]

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