Quinoa Cakes with Yogurt-Dill Dip

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  To say I fell behind on spring cleaning this year would be an understatement.  I didn’t start until a few weeks ago–in the middle of summer.  Enough was enough.  My photography props have found their way into almost every room in my home, my pantry was a serious mess and my closets were a […]

Rum and Citrus Chicken Kabobs with Stir-Fried Barley

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  His story opened with a recounting of childhood stunts that landed him in the town’s police station more often than he can remember.  But his days of being a delinquent end abruptly, replaced by the promise of Olympic glory when he discovers a talent for running.  As a lieutenant in the US Army Air […]

Seared Ahi, Mizuna, Green Mango and Avocado Salad

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I couldn’t let this year close without one more post.  I am still on vacation–will be ringing in 2012 on the beach.  I just wanted a chance to thank you for keeping me company here and for making 2011 such a fun blogging year–I’m looking forward to sharing more delicious times with you! I have […]

Roasted Tomato Soup

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  There was a time when I turned my nose up at tomato soup.  To me it was no more than watered down tomato sauce disguised as soup–not the least bit appealing. I felt the same about tomato juice. V8? I’ll pass.  I don’t recall when the turning point was, when I decided that a […]

Stir-Fried Eggplant, Mushrooms and Tomatoes

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  This healthy, flavorful dish is completely unlike all the rich foods I’ve indulged in all week.  It’s as if a switch turned on inside me, sparking an insatiable hunger for only rich, heavy foods.  In short, I’ve been an eating machine.  I made a large batch of chicken adobo earlier this week and I’ve […]