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Zucchini + Cucumber Carpaccio with Crushed Pistachios, Manchego + Lemon Vinaigrette

For the most part, I tend to be an orderly person.  Sometimes, a probably little too orderly. Maybe it’s because my mom used to follow immediately behind me in the kitchen while I was cooking, cleaning up every inch of space that wasn’t spotless along the way.  Or, it could be the fact that too...

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Strawberry, Kiwi + Basil Granita with Peppered Balsamic

  The ruby red juice dripped down the side of my arm creating a sticky trail of luscious spring essence.  It made me laugh, like I was 8-years-old again. Every year, it’s the same.  After that first intoxicating bite of a lush, candy-like strawberry, eaten recklessly over the kitchen sink, I’m obsessed.       This...

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Herbed Chicken + Pea Shoot Salad with Tangerine-Honey Vinaigrette

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  The humble pea shoot seems to garner a great deal of affection.   We recently asked our readers how they like to prepare these delicate tendrils and found ourselves flooded with response.  From a quick sauté with olive oil and garlic to studding a fluffy frittata, people seem to adore this ultra-sweet first taste...

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Farmers’ Market Quinoa Salad + Lemon-Pistachio Vinaigrette

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After just finishing a rigorous spring cleanse last week, this hearty farmers’ market-inspired salad is my reward. Truth be told, I really wanted a cheeseburger.  Or two.  But, my rational side got the best of me and this is my (delicious) compromise. The epitome of authenticity, each ingredient was prepared simply.  When tossed with this...

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Three Onion Soup with a Smoked Mozzarella + Thyme Crouton

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“Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup.” -Beethoven Onion soup is one of my favorites.   I have fond memories of my uncle Bob — a very big man — standing over a cutting board, teary-eyed, delicately slicing onion after onion for his famous onion soup....

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