One Pot

Easy Peasy Springtime Pasta

This is a super-quick supper that is fancy enough for a dinner party. Ingredients: 1 bag of frozen tortellini 1 lb of fresh asparagus 1 lb of fresh snow peas 3 tbs of Greek feta vinaigrette dressing 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese How I Made It: Wash and pat dry the peas and asparagus.  Snap […]

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African Chicken Stew

My friend Elizabeth introduced me to African groundnut stew, a wonderfully spicy comfort dish. This version is as easy to make as it is tasty. Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless 5 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless 2 tbs olive oil 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 2 lbs of small red potatoes with skins, […]

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Tomato Basil Bisque

This is an easy yet elegant bisque, perfect for family supper on a snowy night or as a soup course of a fancier meal for company. Ingredients: 1 box Pomi strained tomatoes 1 box Pomi chopped tomatoes 1 jar Eden’s Organic crushed  tomatoes with sweet basil 1 cup heavy cream 2 tbs butter 1 heaping tbs Buitoni basil pesto How […]

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Heritage Potato Soup

When it’s cold and miserable outside, I want food that is warm and comforting inside. This potato soup recipe has been handed down for four generations in my mother’s family, probably because it’s so simple and so satisfying. Ingredients 2 medium yellow onions, minced (I used my recently resuscitated food processor for this task — […]

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Where Do the Buffalo Roam? Chile!

I feel guilty about going out of town and leaving a full fridge, so I’m always giving away random produce and dairy on my way to the airport. Turns out, that neurosis isn’t unique to me. I was recently asked to rescue some bison, peppers, and other ingredients for chili from a wandering friend’s fridge. This is […]

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Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

My dearest friend is a vegetarian, but he periodically craves carnivorous fare.  Lately, he’s been pining for sloppy joes, so I decided to try and make a vegetarian version to appease his pain. Ingredients: 1 package Morningstar Farms vegetarian crumbles, frozen 1 tbs olive oil 1 cup diced onion 1 can diced green chiles 1 […]

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