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TWICED-BAKED POTATO JACKETS WITH ROSEMARY

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The Professor has been in LA at a college-related workshop all week and while I’ve missed him, I also know he’s had a great time; so far, the group has visited the Dancing With Stars set to watch this week’s live performances as well as a trip to the DreamWorks studio. They weren’t allowed to take […]

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GLUTEN-FREE COUSCOUS SALAD WITH OLIVES AND ROASTED VEGETABLES

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We eat a fair amount of salads in our house and I’m always looking for ways to change them up, to make them more interesting than say, lettuce, tomato, radish and cucumbers. This Gluten-Free Couscous Salad with Ripe Olives and Roasted Vegetables is a great addition to have in your repitoire.

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CREAMY MOROCCAN-STYLE CHICKPEA SOUP WITH WILTED CHARD

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This is one of the down and dirty, quick and easy recipes. While most of the cooking and baking we do here on the Smith Bites homestead is from scratch, there are times – like now when I have several deadlines looming over the next two weeks – we still want to eat well yet have […]

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SPROUTED LENTIL AND BEET SALAD

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Seven months. Seven months of flannel sheets. It was the ‘winter-that-wouldn’t-die’ and for seven very long months, The Professor and I wrapped ourselves in those flannel sheets while dreaming of white sandy beaches where they serve sweet fruity drinks with umbrellas in tall, chilled glasses. But today . . . off with the flannel and […]

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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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