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EASY DUCK FRITES WITH TZATZIKI CLASSIC DIPPING SAUCE

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We’re in the last few months of this year, friends . . . what-the-what?! Summer is winding down and I have to admit, it’s been a good one for us Smith Bites. Work projects haven’t allowed us as much garden time as we’d have liked (Halp!! The weeds have taken over!) but there have been plenty of naps on the deck, books read and floating in the pool – we’ll take it.

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GLUTEN-FREE CROSTINI WITH BLACK PEPPER HUMMUS AND CAULIFLOWER

*This post is sponsored by Sabra for National Hummus Day. All content and opinions are always my own.

One would think that life without children means we have all the time in the world to bake, garden, read, lounge, visit family or other various and sundry activities; however, mid-life is proving to be full which means we’re very fortunate – and we’re going to enjoy every single moment.

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GLUTEN-FREE FRESH CORN CAKES WITH GUACAMOLE

These little corn cakes are quite tasty – we’ve made them during the winter months with frozen corn but I have to say, made with fresh, just-picked, milky sweet corn, a little splash of kefir for a bit of tang, a little heat from green chilies and topped with a guacamole veggie fusion – these are something really special. They’re so good, we’ve served them at dinner parties but still easy enough to have on a weeknight; serve them as a vegetarian dish with a side salad, add a fried egg and enjoy for breakfast or brunch – or pick up a rotisserie chicken and dinner al fresco is ready in under 30 minutes.

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5-INGREDIENT ASIAN-INSPIRED BBQ SAUCE (AND IT’S GLUTEN-FREE!)

We managed to make it through The Professor’s first year of teaching at a new university – but wow, this year has sped by super fast!! He’ll continue to teach this summer but with a lighter student load and shorter days which means we’ll have more time for the garden and it also means we have more time to gather friends and family around our table.

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GLUTEN-FREE CHICKPEA, TOMATO AND BREAD SOUP

Today began rather early – 3:30am to be exact; one of those nights where sleep is restless as I process the tasks completed yesterday as well as those left undone. I dozed from 6-7:30 and then it was time to be an adult. ‘Please don’t make me adult today’, I said to The Professor. His baby-blues simply twinkle back at me and he doesn’t say a word . . . because he knows that even if I wanted to, I cannot stay in bed.

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BURGER WITH GARLIC AIOLI AND SWEET POTATO CURLIES

The days get shorter, the sun sets a little earlier, the temps are slowly creeping into sweater or jacket weather, our garden is nearly spent and over the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen some pretty cute back-to-school photos in my social media feeds. But there’s one more final end-of-summer get-together before the onslaught of football and all things pumpkin; actually, we plan to gather family and friends around our table even after summer ends – and most likely our meals will include something grilled. Sometimes it’s brisket, chicken or smoked turkey breast, but quite often it’s something as simple as a great burger.

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GLUTEN-FREE PEACH DUTCH BABY

The Professor and I have been spending our summer working outdoors, digging in our garden beds and fighting off the critters for our share of the vegetables; so far it’s been critters who have reigned supreme but we’re replanting and hope we get to enjoy more than a handful of this year’s veggies. Such is the life of a country gardener where groundhogs and raccoons are abundant . . . much to my dismay.

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GLUTEN-FREE THAI-STYLE NOODLE SALAD

This Thursday, May 21st, is National Hummus Day and as a Sabra Tastemaker, you knew I’d be writing about hummus this week, right?? I think I’ve mentioned before, I avoided hummus for years because I had convinced myself I wouldn’t like it – made from strange things (to me) like chickpeas and tahini made me super leary. But then I actually tasted hummus and well, it was love at first bite.

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QUESO DIP WITH PICO DE GALLO

Deflate-gate, the unexpected and sudden loss of a beloved member of our food community and the snowpocalypse that wasn’t (at least in New York) – it’s not a stretch to say that it’s been a roller-coaster couple of weeks. I had planned to post this recipe much sooner in the month but sometimes life happens and well, here we are.

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LACTOSE-FREE SMOKED SALMON PARTY DIP

The Professor and I are in a little bit of a shock to find ourselves mid-November already; I’m not sure why, but when I was younger, I wanted nothing more than to grow up and become an adult. As an adult, I want time to stand still so I can catch my breath for just one New-York-minute. And I’m absolutely certain that if I were to take a poll asking if anyone else is having this same experience, I’d be looking at raised hands as far as my eyes can see . . . which really isn’t that far . . . but that’s a different story for another time.

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MRS. WHEELBARROW’S WHOLE-CRANBERRY RASPBERRY SAUCE

It snowed last night; not much in terms of what’s on the ground – less than 3-inches of the white stuff. Today the sun bounces off the glistening white; I see the tall, now bare trees, swaying in the wind and every once in a while a gust tosses the powder-sugar-like stuff from our roof through the air and onto a new landing spot. It feels very much like I’m on the inside of a snow globe – and I’m grateful to be inside the globe instead of outside the globe because tonight’s temperature is expected to be 7 degrees. Far too early for winter as it’s just the week before Thanksgiving. Somebody hold me.