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Spiced Pumpkin, Lentil and Goat Cheese Salad

I adapted this recipe from the October (2009) issue Bon Appetit. I added about 1/2 cup of toasted pecans and one chicken breast (grilled and then sliced) for the carnivores in the household to add into their salad. This recipe needed a bit of extra balsamic vinaigrette to really finish it, so I’d plan on […]

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Posted on October 27, 2009 at 6:53 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Salad, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Vegetarian Edition

Holy cow, does our family ever love these brussel sprouts. Seriously, it’s a visceral thing. I could eat a pound of them. Every day. They are absolutely addicting. On the rare days when we actually have some left over, I’ve been known to have them for breakfast the next day. But…Girl is now a vegetarian. […]

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Posted on October 25, 2009 at 6:37 pm by lara · Permalink · One Comment
In: Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Pumpkin-Nut Doughnuts

Pumpkin-Nut Doughnuts For doughnuts: 2 3/4 cups flour 2/3 cups almond flour (finely ground almonds) 3 tsp. baking powder 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup whole milk 2 heaping Tbsp […]

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Posted on October 25, 2009 at 9:23 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breakfast, Snacks

Brown Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts

From January 2009 Cooking Light magazine. Recipe here. Meh. Needed more brown butter than the 2 Tbsp specified to give it enough flavor. Pre-packaged gnocchi definitely leave a LOT to be desired. I would make this again, with homemade gnocchi (don’t get scared off by the recipe, gnocchi are EASY), adding a little extra browned […]

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Posted on October 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Chicken al Mattone (Chicken under a brick)

When I saw this recipe on the cover of September’s (2009) Bon Appetit magazine, I knew that I would have to try it. I have an overabundance of pride about my ability to butterfly (spatchcock) a chicken, so I tend to get a little excited when I see a recipe that requires that particular technique. […]

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Posted on October 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites

Martha Stewart’s Citrus Sugar Cookies

As I have mentioned before, I am a sucker for anything citrus-y. I would choose a good lemon meringue pie or lemon bar over the fanciest chocolate dessert any day, so when I saw this recipe on Martha Stewart’s website (*), I knew that I had to try these. These were absolutely DELICIOUS. The citrus […]

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Posted on October 22, 2009 at 11:22 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Desserts, Snacks

Polenta Triangles Stuffed with Spicy Greens and Cheese

Polenta, served with some pesto-grilled chicken thighs for the carnivores… This meatless recipe from Serious Eats was tasty and not too difficult (although it does require some advance prep and a few hours of chilling time,) but the wine flavor (I used a light Pinot Noir) in the greens layer was a little too strong […]

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Posted on October 22, 2009 at 10:35 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian

Does bacon count?

As much as I want to support Girl in being a vegetarian, I am really struggling to come up with recipes that will suit all four of us these days. I won’t give up, but it’s definitely testing my creativity. If only bacon didn’t count. Is there such a thing as vegetarian, except bacon? Apparently, […]

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Posted on October 20, 2009 at 6:01 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Misc

Grilled Apple and Chicken Salad with Cider-Maple Vinaigrette

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Posted on October 20, 2009 at 5:02 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Salad

Glazed Buttermilk Cake Doughnuts

It seems like doughnuts are everywhere lately, maybe because lots of the food blogosphere is involved in testing recipes for Lara Ferroni’s new doughnut book (coming next Fall.) It seems like every food blog that I read is talking about doughnuts, posting recipes for doughnuts, etc So, I’ve had them on the brain lately, as […]

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Posted on October 20, 2009 at 7:18 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Breakfast, Desserts