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Veggie Burgers for the Grill

Do you like the idea of a grilled burger, but are trying to cut back on your ...
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French Lentil and Feta Salad

French Lentil and Feta Salad

French lentils and feta are a classic combination.  A filling and somewhat hearty salad, I often take ...
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Turkey Pot Pie

Cook once; eat twice. Homemade Turkey Pot Pie

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to enjoy happy moments with the ones you love. Family and friends gather together ...
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Strawberry Pierogies

Pierogies With Love

Pierogies With Love by Renata Elghriany Several years ago my friend Renata Elghriany showed me how to make ...
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Turbot with Sea Beans

Turbot with Sea Beans, Kale and Tomatoes

Once in a while I get lucky at the store and find an unusual vegetable I've never ...
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Hoppin’ John — A Southern Tradition for a Happy New Year!

  Wishing you a happy, healthy 2020! With all the turmoil in the world right now, we ...
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Ukrainian Borscht

Ukrainian Borscht

A few years ago my friend Nataliia brought me some Ukrainian borscht that she had made. This borscht ...
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Thai Style Vegetable Salad

Thai Style Vegetable Salad

Sometimes you just want a light salad that is easy to make and goes well with something ...
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Greenbean Portabello Mushroom Salad

Summer Green Beans and Portabello Mushroom Salad with Orange Balsamic Dressing

As summer takes hold and the warm evenings start to outnumber the cool ones, it's nice to ...
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Ratatouille to celebrate Bastille Day

Ratatouille to celebrate Bastille Day

The Storming of the Bastille. Artist: Charles Thevenin. ca.1793. etching. Source: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/384288 Saturday, July 14 is Bastille ...
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Barbara Spalding MS, RDN, Culinary Dietitian

As a dietitian and world traveler, I love bold flavors — in food and in life. 14 years ago, I fell down the rabbit hole into Breast Cancer Wonderland. Since then, I’ve learned to cook differently while savoring the pleasures of food and companionship. I’ve built a resilient new life and a bold new kitchen. Let me show you the flavors of the world.
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