Sausage, Pepper and Onion Sandwiches

No more “but I don’t know what to make”.   This recipe eliminates that favorite excuse we all use to put off inviting people over for dinner.  Good timing as one of America’s favorite entertaining holidays, 4th of July, is right around the corner.  And what’s better than sharing a lovely meal in the summer sun with a few beers and family and…

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Salmon Salad with Dill and Capers

Summer has finally reared its welcome head in London.  The days are definitely long (sunrise at 4:30, sunset at 9:30) and it’s getting warm enough that I don’t want to turn on the oven.  So the grill’s been getting a good workout. One of my summertime cheats is whenever I’m grilling I always throw on extra – a few more chicken…

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Chimichurri with Steak

If you’ve never tried chimichurri before, you must stop and make it now!  Sorry to be bossy, but it packs mucho flavor and livens up whatever it’s drizzled over.  Try it on roasted vegetables, grilled meat or fish, scrambled eggs, even over noodles for a cold pasta salad.  But if I had to chose, it’s at its best when paired with a nice steak.…

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Tuna, White Bean and Fresh Herb Salad

Some recipes I hesitate posting because they are embarrassingly easy.  Hard to even call it a recipe; rather just a quick assembling of a few ingredients. This recipe falls into that category. The inspiration came from an article sent to me by my Mom.  No, not shared via Facebook (she’s not on Facebook).  No, not linked via email.  Old school,…

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Roasted Vegetable Thai Curry

Can’t believe it’s been a month since my last post!  No, I’m not switching to once-monthly (rather I promise to get back to twice-weekly), just been a busy month of traveling.  But I’m back in the kitchen and one of the first home-cooked dinners I’ve made is this healthy, bright, flavorful curry.    Despite all the best intentions of eating healthy…

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Sautéed Cabbage with Onions, Ginger and Coconut Milk

My refrigerator’s veg bin seems to have an ever-present head of cabbage tucked in its back corner.  Cabbage isn’t something that I’ve typically been inspired by.  It’s not exactly the sexiest of veg.  No one raves about that “amazing cabbage dish” they just had.  People don’t scour farmer’s markets looking for that just-picked head of cabbage. Coleslaw is always an option, but…

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The Best Lazy Margherita Pizza

Last week I taught my most favorite cooking class thus far:  pizza-making.  Most people dial for pizza delivery (take-away).  But it’s so incredibly simple to make and what you get is sooooo much better and healthier than what’s available at most pizza joints, that you’ll be your own favorite pizzeria before too long.   Dough is the most crucial part of the…

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