Category Archives: Appetizers

Light, crunchy, nutritious kale chips

Kale chips have been the talk of the town lately as a novelty and an alternative to potato chips. Kale […]

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Glazed party meatballs

Party meatballs have lots of variations; this one is great as a short-notice dish because it uses ingredients you might […]

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A special romantic or holiday splurge: seafood bisque

This creamy seafood bisque made with lobster or shrimp is perfect for a holiday dinner or a special at-home Valentine’s […]

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A warm-you-up winter soup: curried carrot

There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of soup to warm up a winter’s day. I’m always on the lookout for […]

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Rosemary roasted almonds

This recipe reflects my quest for the perfect rosemary almond recipe. Years ago at a tapas bar I had rosemary […]

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Tamari-roasted almonds

The tamari almonds you find in the bulk section at natural food stores are wonderful, salty, and addictive. However, they’re […]

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Cream of asparagus soup recipe

Asparagus is a wonderful springtime treat, whether as a side dish, in a salad, or, less commonly, in soup. This […]

Backyard bounty: Stuffed grape leaves

Our backyard grape vine is beginning to leaf out, inspiring this recipe. Stuffed grape leaves (dolmas) are a Middle Eastern […]

White bean dip and pita wedges

This nutritious and flavorful white bean dip has been a favorite of mine going back several years. Serve it with the toasted pita wedges as in the recipe, or with purchased pita chips. Also included in this post is a recipe for delicious, crusty gluten-free pita bread

Tangy mustard pretzel dip

Are you planning Super Bowl party food yet? Here’s a great make-ahead pretzel dip recipe that’s tangy and addictive.