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Here I am, again, for the first time in years, to share a recipe I made up for Thanksgiving. Why? Well, it turns out it’s delicious. This was our first Thanksgiving as the official hosts and there were three vegetarians on our guest list. I sort of hate it when people assume that vegetarians can just eat […]

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You might be wondering why I bothered to write “gluten free” in the title of this recipe. You’d just assume that potato latkes don’t have gluten in them, right? After all, potatoes don’t have gluten. But this brings us to an insidious part of food production: wheat flour is in things you would never expect […]

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Of course, while I’ve been doing all this Alli dieting I haven’t been forcing the rest of my family to comply (although as always, my husband has been game for it all). So, I’m still cooking kid friendly food without worrying about the fat and calories because that’s one of the luxuries of being 3 […]

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This salad is simple, lovely, full of bright flavor, easy to make, low in calorie and fat, and generally just all around great. Not really sure what else to say other than that I served it along side the crabcake sandwiches at my birthday dinner last weekend and it rocked. I guess, that’s all.

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This may be the single simplest salad imaginable. I got the idea for it, from, of all things, one of Beverly Clearly’s Ramona Quimby books. (Evelyn and I have been reading these lately.)

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This salad is about as easy as it gets to prepare. The trickiest part is finding good quality ingredients. This is going to be true whenever you are making anything that has only a small number of ingredients. Mediocre items don’t have anything to hide behind so everything has got to be as good as […]

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Tabouli, or tabbouleh, is essentially a parsley salad. There is a little bit of bulgar wheat in it but the parsley is intended to be the star and carry the day. David Lebovitz even did a post about it about a month ago on his blog and you can see that it’s basically just a […]

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A few years ago Alton Brown did a funny episode of his show, Good Eats, about corn meal. His premise was that he had to explain to someone from South Carolina and someone from Southern Italy (at the same time) that grits and polenta are actually the same thing. In the show, neither were happy […]

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I knew that I was going to have to serve something along side the tea sandwiches but I struggled for a while to think of what it should be. I knew I wanted it to involve a vegetable to balance out all those carbs from the bread, but I didn’t want to make a salad, […]

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I found this recipe a couple of years ago in one of Melissa Clark’s “Good Appetite” columns in the New York Times Dining Section. I have been in love with it ever since.

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