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Scotch Eggs with Honey Marmite Aioli

March 10, 2014 | 26 Comments

Three days in New York City.  It sounds like and adventure, and with this being just the fourth time I visited the Big Apple, there’s plenty to do and see.  When I flew out for...

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bob's red mill hearty whole grain bread mix

Hearty Whole Grain Gluten Free Bread

January 30, 2014 | 48 Comments

There’s nothing like starting the day with the smell of freshly baked bread.  It warms the home from the kitchen and can really be served with pretty much anything.  If guests stop by, they never...

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The Best of 2013: Your Nominations

December 30, 2013 | 8 Comments

Ten days ago I shared my idea for giving back to the food community by offering one food writer the chance to win a 5.5qt Le Creuset Dutch oven, but that wasn’t a choice I...

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Best recipes of 2013

The Best of 2013: Nominate your Favorite Recipe

December 18, 2013 | 8 Comments

The year is almost over and rather than reflect on my 2013 highlights, I want to give something back to the community of food writers that inspire me.  I want know which recipe inspired you...

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Dairy free mushroom parsnip soup

{Giveaway} Mushroom Parsnip Soup

December 3, 2013 | 118 Comments

 If I recall one thing from the kitchen of my childhood, it’s the red bold red Le Creuset dutch oven that graced the table more than anything else.  Whether a perfectly roasted chicken or a heartwarming pot...

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Core Kitchen Giveaway

Core Kitchen Giveaway

October 25, 2013 | 41 Comments

Earlier in the year, you had the chance to win a salad set from Core Bamboo.  This salad bowl is on our table time we have company and it’s still in like-new condition.  Clearly, this...

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Southern Chickpeas and Grits (Polenta)

Chickpeas and Grits

October 2, 2013 | 33 Comments

I love chickpeas… and I love polenta… so when Kathy Hester asked me to take part in the blog tour for her third new book in as many years, I decided to make a version...

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{Giveaway} Shabbat with Simon Majumdar

September 16, 2013 | 9 Comments

Writing about food has sent all sorts of opportunities my way.  This year alone I have had the privilege to sample unrivalled kosher wines, eat some of the best meat in the country, dine at...

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Grilled Avocado Hummus

Grilled Avocado Hummus

July 22, 2013 | 10 Comments

Yup, the latest addition to my hummus obsession is a grilled avocado hummus.  I can’t take full credit for the dish, after all, this month’s Kosher Connection link up theme lead me to this crazy awesome flavor...

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arugula bean flautas

Baked Arugula and Bean Flautas {Giveaway!}

June 10, 2013 | 59 Comments

Kathy Hester is an inspired vegan writer.  It was a pleasure to review her earlier title The Vegan Slow Cooker (or for your kindle) a while ago and it's a pleasure to be sharing a recipe and...

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For years, I didn’t eat lettuce.  Nor would I touch cinnamon or cilantro.  I still don’t eat bananas, yet all of these flavors are on our three year old’s top ten list.  We can hardly...

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Falcon Enamelware

Falcon Enamelware Giveaway

April 3, 2013 | 187 Comments

Back in December Lottie and Doof introduced me to a whole new world of Roast Chicken.  I was enamored by the photos of the Pimentón Roasted Chicken and when I made the dish at home I was...

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I can get lost for hours browsing the shelves of book stores but unless I am flying alone or reading a bedtime story to our son, it’a rare that I get the chance to read,...

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Beef Wellington - photo credit: cyclonebill

Lamb Wellington Recipe

January 7, 2013 | 37 Comments

While our home is meatless five days a week, it’s rare for me to cook with lamb, so when I do, it’s a special occasion.  Last Friday Night, I made lamb.  This, however, was no ordinary lamb....

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Book Review & Giveaway: CHIC Made Simple

December 4, 2012 | 15 Comments

Before I got married, I almost never read, or purchased, a cookbook.  I felt that cooking was an art, not a science, so written instruction would inhibit my creative expression. My wife, on the other...

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My appreciation for cook books has grown over the last five years.  I’m yet to buy myself any of Julia Child‘s works, but my book-case is yawning with the weight of the artisan style cook...

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