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Beef Stew with Rosemary

by Janelle 10.17.2013
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Here is a recipe I made recently for a hearty and filling homemade beef stew. The stew is made with good quality stewing steak and plenty of red wine and rosemary for depth and flavor. Instead of starchy potatoes, I used onions, carrots, parsnips and green peas to add texture and volume. Parsnips are root […]

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Curried Dhal with Grilled Eggplant

by Janelle 10.09.2013
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I had some extra red lentils leftover from when I made my Red Lentil, Carrot & Cumin Soup, so I decided to make another dish featuring these much-loved legumes. Prior to this recent lentil kick, I didn’t realize how high in protein lentils are. In fact, they contain 26 grams of protein per 100 grams […]

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Red Lentil, Carrot & Cumin Soup

by Janelle 10.04.2013
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Here is a lovely recipe for a healthy Red Lentil, Carrot & Cumin Soup. This soup is full of warm, spicy flavors and quite simple to make. I always like to cook a few healthy dinners during the week to balance out some indulgent ones frequently consumed on the weekends (see here and here), and this […]

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Secret Chicken Noodle Soup

by Janelle 09.30.2013
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There is nothing more comforting and warming than a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. I have a secret recipe that will change how you make chicken soup forever (promise!). The ingredient list may seem ordinary and pretty straightforward, but it’s the method that will create the most richly colored and full flavored soup. The […]

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Chicken Saltimbocca

by Janelle 09.23.2013
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Chicken Saltimbocca is an old-school Italian dish with a ton of flavor and pizazz. Saltimbocca translates to “jump in the mouth” and it’s easy to understand how this meal got its name once you take your first bite. You may think Chicken Saltimbocca is only something to enjoy at your favorite Italian restaurant, but my […]

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Frittata with Bacon & Fresh Ricotta

by Janelle 09.13.2013
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Frittatas are famous for being quick and easy to make and for that reason I find myself baking them quite often whenever I am in need of a simple, weeknight dinner. In the past I have experimented with many different combinations of ingredients, one of my favorites being asparagus and gruyere. Your creativity as a […]

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

by Janelle 09.09.2013
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Last night I made the classic Provençal recipe, “Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic.” This recipe has been around for decades and I’m determined to make it trendy again. I love garlic, so I knew I’d enjoy any sort of recipe that features it in a large quantity, but you really don’t have to be a […]

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Authentic French Cassoulet

by Janelle 09.04.2013
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It’s quite possible that making a cassoulet has been my greatest culinary achievement to date. A cassoulet is a rustic, slow-cooked stew hailing from the southwest region of France, full of hearty beans, herbs, and rich, juicy meats. Whenever my husband and I are in Paris, we stop at our favorite bistro smack dab in […]

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New England Baked Cod with Ritz Cracker Crumbs

by Janelle 07.25.2013
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My recipe for Baked Cod is a tried and true family favorite perfect to enjoy year round. The secret to the crunchy, golden crumb topping is

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Grilled Tandoori Chicken

by Janelle 07.22.2013
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This past weekend I set out to make one of my favorite Indian dishes, the hugely popular Tandoori chicken. There are many different variations on tandoori chicken, but I wanted to recreate the most authentic one possible based on some great dinners I have had at top Indian restaurants. It was a scorching hot Sunday here […]

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