Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

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Without fail, I always crave dessert after dinner.  And I admit I could use something post-lunch, too. That doesn’t mean I indulge after every meal. Dessert is a once a day (or less) thing for

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup very finely chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 large egg
Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

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To be honest, I might be more excited about the toppings on this black bean soup than the actual soup. Trust me, the soup is really tasty. It’s very easy to make and full of

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Orange Olive Salad

Orange Olive Salad

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Citrus is getting me through winter, but I admit it’s more about the zest than the actual flesh. From lemon to lime to orange, I love pulling out my microplane and adding zest to sweet

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Ingredients
  • 2 Navel oranges
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup Castelvetrano olives, pitted
  • 4 ounces watercress
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
Wild Mushroom Barley

Wild Mushroom Barley

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The other night on the way to dinner in our neighborhood, I saw a sign outside a restaurant that said “30 days till spring.” Yes, it’s a few days early for that proclamation, but close

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup barley
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces wild mushrooms (oyster, enoki, beech, portobello, shiitake, cremini), sliced, if large or separated, if in bunches
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 handful (1 ounce) baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives