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Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Quinoa

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Last weekend I gave Thanksgiving a practice run. I roasted a dry-rubbed turkey, baked a pecan pie and experimented with sides. You can’t go wrong with the classics like stuffing and sweet potato (fill in

  • For quinoa
  • 2 cups peeled & cubed butternut squash
  • 1 pound cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper  
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup tri-color quinoa

Marinated Mozzarella

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The tomato plants in our container garden are a 4-foot-tall tangled mess. The cages didn’t do much to tame those tentacles. Instead they have become a wild hedge in dire need of a trim, but


Rainbow Carrot Salad

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My closet and my pantry have two very different color schemes. I am an interior designer who works at an architecture firm, so I tend to stick to the unofficial uniform of black and gray.


Green Minestrone Soup

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I know spring is official when these two trees in our neighborhood start to bud and reveal their delicate pink blossoms. It seems like it happened earlier this year than in the past, but they


Apple Walnut Rye Salad

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Happy first day of spring! Even though winter hasn’t been that bad, I am still hoping that a magical switch will get flipped turning on warm sunshine. A better selection of fruits and vegetables would


Thai Sweet Potato Curry

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Yesterday afternoon I stepped back to look at my kitchen, and it was like a tornado had gone through it. Thanks to a combination of Super Bowl party prep and other cooking, every square inch