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Beets

I started roasting beets at home after working in a restaurant where having roasted beets were a staple. They were used often as one of the components to the many appetizer selections; adding color and texture and sweetness.
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Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon

As the weather finally, finally, starts to improve, my thoughts run to sunny days. Throw together meals. Hours spent barbecuing and eating outdoors. I’m a bit premature in my thinking; there’s still a chill in the air, but the sun is out and all the snow has melted. We're on our way …
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Roasted Eggs

When I think of Passover and food for the Seder table, one of the first things that comes to mind are these unusually beautiful roasted eggs. Eggs, being so symbolic, deserve to be presented in some special way. Oven roasting them results in egg shells beautifully colored ...
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Over-Roasted Cauliflower

Do you remember when we were told to eat only colorful foods? Eliminate the bland from your plate: consume vegetables and fruit that are green, red, blue, orange. We walked the produce isles looking for health and vibrance, ignoring the scorned white cauliflower.
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Seared Salmon

This is a quick way to prepare salmon fillets. Cooking salmon using this technique requires you to pay full attention: cooking time varies so you must watch the fish to avoid dry, overcooked salmon.
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Roasted Tomatoes

I seldom throw out old tomatoes. I often end up with cherry tomatoes that are just beginning to shrivel. Or beefsteak tomatoes that are beginning to soften. They seem un-useable, but actually there's nothing wrong with them, except for the texture -- as long as they haven't started to rot in spots. I usually have an abundance of tomatoes in my kitchen -- various varieties depending on the season.