Recipes

Recipes

Autumn Ratatouille

This Summer, I was gifted with the chance to spend a couple of days in Bordeaux, France with the well-known French chef and cookbook author, Mimi Thorisson. The moment I stepped through the doors of 1, rue de Loudenne, I received a first-hand lesson on how to live soulfully, French...

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Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

For me, living soulfully happens most often in my kitchen and sitting around my wide-planked, extra large dining room table. I am happiest tied in an apron, a recipe stirring the imagination, a colorful pastiche of fresh vegetables and herbes at arm's reach, maybe a roasted chicken in the oven...

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Taco Delicious

I have just finished reading Dr. Mark Hyman's, (the Director of the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine), best-selling book, "FOOD, What the Heck Should I eat?" Like me, he believes food plays a powerful role in not only healing our body, but is our best chance for lifelong (aiming...

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Meatball Love

I am the head chef at a little family restaurant called Chez Mason. Most nights I plate for eight, six of my guests being under the age of 15. The menu is seasonal with a Mediterranean flair. Broccoli, salmon and blueberries are on regular rotation. House rules: No TV or cell...

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Ribollita, Tuscan Vegetable Soup

I am standing here barefoot in my kitchen, wooden spoon in hand, a medley of carrots, leeks and celery simmering in olive oil perfumed in oregano, preparing a vegetable soup "absolution" for a most marvelous and decadent Thanksgiving weekend!...

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All things French!

It comes as no secret to those who know me that I love all things French! So, today I am going to share three "French treats" that give me beaucoup de soul-joy! This summer while visiting friends in France, I had a ham and cheese sandwich that I am still dreaming...

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French Galettes

If you walk through any bustling open food market on a Saturday morning in Nice, France, your olfactory is immediately treated to the fragrance of chickpeas, buttery olive oil, cinnamon and cumin brought to life in the French savory crepe called either socca or a galette. Hot off the pan...

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French Classic

This week I invited my French friend, chef and owner of Le Petit Gourmand to come and make mischief in the kitchen with me! Our theme was a Parisian Spring picnic. Every time I am with Guinevere she not only inspires my cooking imagination, but she also treats me to...

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A Twist on Spaghetti

My mom's recipe for Artichoke Chicken spaghetti is a family favorite. It is one of those recipes that can be made in a pinch, and increased easily to feed a legion. I love to eat it almost like chili warmed in a bowl for lunch too....

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One Pot Wonder

Sunday bliss: A warm fire, a perfect Matcha tea latte with swirls of turmeric and cinnamon, thumbing through Ruth Reichl, the former editor of Gourmet's new cookbook, and a "one pot wonder" simmering on the stove....

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