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Brussels Sprout Apple Salad

Brussels Sprout Apple Salad

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With dried blueberries, walnuts, sourdough croutons and Dijon vinaigrette, this brussels sprout apple salad is a simple mix of fall greens. With corn and tomatoes one day and butternut squash the next, lately my cooking

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Ingredients
  • For croutons
  • 1-1/2 cups sourdough bread, torn into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • For vinaigrette
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
Balsamic Tomato Peach Salad

Balsamic Tomato Peach Salad

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This quick and easy balsamic tomato peach salad celebrates the best of summer at its peak. The salad marinates in a mixture of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Uneventful weekends have become the norm this

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Ingredients
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 peaches, pitted and diced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 scallions sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

Blackberry Lemon Yogurt Cake

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I can polish off a pint of berries even before I’ve finished putting away my groceries. It feels indulgent in a way because strawberries, raspberries and all their cousins are pricey, but the situation changes

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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
Grilled Nectarine Halloumi Couscous

Grilled Nectarine Halloumi Couscous

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Served warm or cold, this grilled nectarine halloumi couscous with olives and plenty of fresh herbs is a vegetarian main that’s tasty as leftovers, too. Making a salad can be exhausting. It’s always my fault.

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 nectarines, each pitted and sliced into 6-8 wedges
  • 4 ounces halloumi, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 cups mixed olives, pitted and roughly chopped
Cranberry Fig Jam

Cranberry Fig Jam

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Worthy of a place at the Thanksgiving table, but even better for leftovers, Cranberry Fig Jam is a sweet and tart spread. Try it on a day after sandwich. I’m never sure what category to

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 15 dried figs, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Peel of 1 lemon
  • 1-1/2 cups water
Fig Radicchio Salad

Fig Radicchio Salad

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A balance of sweet and savory ingredients, this fig radicchio salad is a mix of arugula, crumbled gorgonzola, walnuts tossed in maple lemon vinaigrette. I don’t think of myself as a jealous person.  Time spent

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 1 head radicchio, cored and chopped
  • 1 ounce arugula
  • 10-12 fresh figs, quartered
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola
Watermelon Peach Salad

Watermelon Peach Salad

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With feta and jalapenos, this watermelon peach salad has a little bit of everything: salty, sweet and spicy. It’s fresh and perfect for the peak of summer. Nothing is worse than getting a fruit bowl

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 3 peaches, halved, pitted and sliced into 1/2-inch segments
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
Stone Fruit Kale Barley Salad

Stone Fruit Kale Barley Salad

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With a simple mix of fruit, greens, pistachios and Dijon lemon vinaigrette, this stone fruit kale barley salad is a total celebration of all things summer. We’re nearing the end of July, and I have

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch Lacinato kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 2 cups pitted and roughly chopped stone fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries)
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pistachios
Blackberry Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette

Blackberry Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette

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The dressing is the best part of this blackberry salad with basil pesto vinaigrette because the herby flavor pairs perfectly with the berries, walnuts and feta. You won’t see me using my iPhone to take

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 5 ounces baby spinach and arugula mix
  • 6 ounces blackberries, halved
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons torn basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
Rhubarb Almond Cake

Rhubarb Almond Cake

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I used to be good at making restaurant recommendations. Now I practically break into a cold sweat when someone asks me for suggestions.  If you need a recipe, I can do that, but I can’t

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature plus more for pan
  • 3/4 – 1 pound rhubarb stalks, trimmed
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
Strawberry Pistachio Galette

Strawberry Pistachio Galette

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When you have a major sweet tooth like I do, it takes a lot to say to no dessert and treats.  The other day I was chatting with a friend at work. She offered me part

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 3/4 cup unsalted pistachios
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/4 cup ice water
Mango Jicama Black Bean Salad

Mango Jicama Black Bean Salad

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With red chilies, cabbage, arugula, cilantro and lime vinaigrette, this mango jicama black bean salad manages to be sweet, savory and spicy all at once. It’s taken me way too long to appreciate the absolute

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Ingredients
  • 2 ripe but firm mangos, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch thick spears
  • 1 jicama, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1-14.5 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red chili, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 ounces baby arugula