Sichuan Pork and Beans serving

Sichuan Pork and Beans

If you’re not new to my blog, you already know that I prefer dishes on the fiery side.  True to…

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single serving of chicken vindaloo in a white bowl over mashed potatoes

Chicken Vindaloo

I can trace my gastronomic awakening to a very specific meal.  I was in college in New York City.  My…

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boneless pork chops and rice on a white plate

South of the Border Pork Chops

Full confession – I’ve not been a fan of pork chops for most of my life, until recently.  Growing up…

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heirloom tomato, burrata and arugula on a green plate

Heirloom Tomato, Burrata and Arugula Salad

Don’t you just love when a dish has just a few ingredients – but they’re the best; so, each compliments…

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enchilada with black beans in a red bowl on a white plate

Mahi-Mahi Enchiladas

In trying to add more fish into our diets on a more consistent basis, I’ve also been searching for different…

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Mixed berry crisp serving

Mixed Berry Crisp

If you’ve read any of my previous blog posts, there is often a common theme running throughout: versatility.  I like…

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white bowl of mushroom bolognese over pasta with basil leaves

Funghi alla Bolognese (Mushroom Bolognese)

I love making sauce – in fact, I have a great recipe for Sunday Sauce which is delicious and super…

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mushrooms and red pepper on a sheet pan

Roasted Mushrooms

You’ve probably not thought of mushrooms as a side dish – but rather as an ingredient.  I love mushrooms in…

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pot of beans cooking on the stove

Big Ole Pot o’ Beans

I love having a huge pot of beans simmering away on top of the stove.  A ham hock is essential,…

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corn salad in a glass bowl on a wooden table

Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)

I have to give credit to my daughter, Zoe for introducing me to Mexican Street Corn.  When it’s served on…

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tuna tartare on iceberg lettuce on a white plate

Tuna Tartare

Feeling a little boujee?  Why not serve up some Tuna Tartare – pronounced with a New England accent where wealthy…

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egg salad on a white plate

Indian Spiced Egg Salad

Is there a food that you like, but is dependent on how it’s prepared?  Allow me to explain.  I love…

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roasted shrimp, broccoli, red peppers and onions in a white bowl

Chipotle Lime Roasted Shrimp

I’m a big fan of heat, spice – zip…whatever you want to call it.  And this recipe allows you to…

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two bowls of buffalo chicken meatballs on a table

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention.  When I had the idea to whip up a…

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pot of vegetable soup on stove top

Roasted Mixed Vegetable Soup

I’m fairly confident that my parents would have never predicted that, as an adult, their younger son would be making…

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white plate with pork and tomatoes

Pork Scaloppini with Cherry Tomatoes and Brown Rice

There are so many attractive features to this meal – allow me to list them for you.  One.  It’s cheap. …

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