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Bean and Grain Crock Pot Soup

Sometimes when I food shop, I have to admit I just buy with my eyes (good marketing on someone’s part). I’m trying to be better about using what is in the pantry even though it’s against my Italian heritage not to have enough food stocked up for 6 months. When I saw this bean and […]

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Beef Paprikia with Noodles (Gluten and Dairy Free!)

My friend Stuart has been after me to provide some more blog entries. Although he’s a vegetarian, I hope he doesn’t mind this one on beef. I think it’s worthy, and the recipe I provide later could also be made with a veggie ground round. I have recently become a “conscientious carnivore” by purchasing locally […]

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Saffron Risotto topped with Cod

On my last post, I made reference to a risotto I made. I didn’t even think to include the recipe so here it is. Sorry about that! Saffron Risotto topped with Cod 1 Tbl Olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped (or ½ large)¼ – ½ tsp pepper½ tsp saltFew strands of saffron1/4 cup dry white […]

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Amy’s Chili

I don’t know why but I have always loved chili, even when I lived on the east coast. If it had meat and beans, a bit of spice and some tomato sauce, yum-yum! I like it plain, over rice, over a baked potato, with French fries, with nachos and even on top of a salad. […]

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Beef Saffron Risotto

I was asked recently for my “signature dish”. That was a tough one. I have a few that I find I make over and over that would qualify. But when it came down to it, I thought about what it is I feel I represent; easy, nutritious and delicious meals that can feed the whole […]

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Western Chili

Are you looking for something to bring to a potluck, bbq or party that is tasty and full of protein and fiber? I used to make this dish when I lived in Boston and then sort of forgot about it. This is surprising because it’s easy and delicious. I was getting ready for a bbq […]

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Soup is on

Many parents will tell me they have difficulty getting their children to eat vegetables. I have noticed the same thing even with my children but I notice it seems to change on a daily basis. Sometimes the 4 year old will eat a bowl of salad and won’t touch the meat. The next day he’s […]

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