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Blueberry Cinnamon Frozen Yogurt

Posted on 07. Sep, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Blueberry Cinnamon Frozen Yogurt

I love fall. My birthday is in the fall. The weather shifts, the sun sits lower on the horizon and the ocean has a beautiful clarity about it. Here is my late summer-early fall frozen yogurt favorite. 1 lb frozen or fresh blueberries 1 1/2 c  whole milk plain yogurt 1/2 c whole milk 3 […]

White Bean Salad with Parmesan Anchovy Dressing

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by in Comfort Food, Quick Eats

White Bean Salad with Parmesan Anchovy Dressing

Open the fridge on a hot – end of summer day and there sits a cold white bean salad. The dressing thickens and the strong flavors of parmesan and anchovy are rich and creamy. I love the cold and hearty texture of the white beans and if I am not standing in front of the […]

Carrot Salad

Posted on 14. Aug, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Carrot Salad

We have had an usually HOT summer and all anybody wants to eat around here is salad… so I had to come up with some new ideas. The chilled sweetness of the carrot and currant play nicely with the tang of the dijon and the lightness of the grapeseed oil. 1 lb carrot 1/4 cup […]

Crab Fried Rice

Posted on 25. Jul, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Crab Fried Rice

I know I am lucky that Salty Dog is an avid ocean hunter and this dish is delicious with fresh caught, steamed crab but you can make it with a good quality lump crab meat from your seafood department. The trick is to make a hole in the rice and cook each ingredient in the […]

Summer Succotash and Seared Scallops

Posted on 03. Jun, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Summer Succotash and Seared Scallops

Because I am so excited about sweet white organic summer corn I made a succotash with lima beans, zucchini and tomatoes as a bed for seared scallops. This dish is easy and fast. 2.5 cups of raw kernels shaved off the cob 1 onion diced (about one cup) 2 cloves garlic pressed 1 10 oz […]

Summer Corn Chowder

Posted on 27. May, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Summer Corn Chowder

Sweet white organic NON-GMO corn is a treat these days and now is the time to get it. I wanted to combine it sweetness with some other summer favorites and add a splash of lowfat milk to give it a chowder flare and make it even more child friendly. 4 cups of raw corn kernels […]

Roasted Chukar

Posted on 07. May, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Roasted Chukar

The Chukar Partridge is a Eurasian upland gamebird in the pheasant family. If you don’t happen to have any running around your backyard then substitute a cornish hen or small chicken. Marinade: 2 oranges juiced and zested 1 lemon juiced 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup brandy  2 T  fresh herb combination (parsley, thyme, tarragon, […]

Chicken Curry with Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes

Posted on 12. Mar, 2012 by in Comfort Food

1 can coconut milk 1 cup chicken broth 2 T fish sauce 2 T red curry paste 2 T brown sugar 2 cups sweet potato cut into cubes 1 cup green beans cut into 1 inch pieces 1 lb chicken cut into slices lenghtwise 1 T lime juice 1 cup chopped basil Dishes like this […]

Lamb Pate with Spiced Yogurt

Posted on 26. Feb, 2012 by in Comfort Food

Lamb Pate with Spiced Yogurt

Serve this warm as an appetizer with a good dollop of the spiced yogurt on top of each slice. Quick and easy way to create a pate or a fancy version of meatloaf. 1 lb ground lamb shoulder 2 T grated onion 1 T pressed garlic with a pinch of salt 1t ground cumin 1 […]

Black Bean Butternut Chile with Pesto

Posted on 21. Feb, 2012 by in Comfort Food, Family Dinners

Black Bean Butternut Chile with Pesto

Not only do I love the flavors of this hearty chile I love the name.. black bean butternut, black bean butternut, black bean butternut. 2 large onions chopped (4 cups) 1 T chopped garlic 2 bay leaves 1 T ground cumin 1 T ground oregano 1 t chili powder 1/4 t cloves 1/8 t cayenne […]