Category Archives: Lunch

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Summer Tomato Sauce

Sitting here in my hot kitchen, (day seven of a broken air conditioner), it's hard to envision actually cooking something and heating up the room ... making it even more uncomfortable!
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Veggie Cheese Bowl

My father-in-law used to make two dishes especially for me whenever I came to visit. I'm sure he also made them for others in the family, but he always made a point of having them ready and available when I arrived.
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Spinach-Egg Patties

Sitting at the airport waiting for an early morning flight, I was so thankful to have a few of these spinach-egg patties in my bag ...
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Homemade Gravlax

Start curing your salmon on Wednesday and it will transform into gravlax for brunch by Sunday ...
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Cauliflower and Egg Salad

Cauliflower often beloved in it's purest form is the great chameleon, taking on the attributes of foods around it: adding texture and absorbing flavors without imposing it's own strong characteristics. Once again we have cauliflower subbing in ... this time for carb heavy potatoes.
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Baked Versht / Baked Salami

Fanned out with deep scores and slathered with mustard, the versht was covered with tinfoil and cooked to crispy perfection. I'm not a salami eater yet I could never get enough ...
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Spaghetti Squash Souffles

Spaghetti Squash = Nature's Noodles. A wonderful alternative to flour laden pasta, especially if you are gluten-free, following a Paleo lifestyle, are trying to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, or are looking for food alternatives during the [long] week of Passover!! I don't think you can go wrong with these ...
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Shakshuka

You know those moments where you can actually smell the dish you're craving, more intensely than remembering the taste. That's the way it is with Shakshuka, a wonderful middle-eastern dish. It's such a uniquely identifiable presentation, simple yet complicated all in the same bite: a bit of sweet, a bit of heat, creamy smooth yet also chunky.
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Composed Salmon ‘Cobb Salad’

In the summer I prepare a Composed Ni├žoise Salad, but I always feel it's too light to eat in the winter -- silly since I eat tuna and potatoes and green beans all year round! However, I was really excited about making this Salmon based salad, it seemed perfect for a snowy December day.
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Ever-present Roasted Mushrooms

One of my children hates mushrooms! That's unfathomable to me. Consequently, for years mushrooms were an absent ingredient in our home. Pretty ironic considering roasted mushrooms are a staple in our house these days ... ever since my mushroom-loathing child left for university.