Phat Thai

Phat Thai
September 29, 2014

This is basically pad thai, but it is much more delicious than any version of that sticky, stinky, gooey dish served in American restaurants. Can you tell I don't like that one but love this one we made at home? There is no comparison.

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Spicy Feta Lettuce WrapsSpicy Feta Lettuce Wraps
September 26, 2014

Avocado, cucumber, feta, olive oil and spicy chili for a kick. I love this for lunch, for me, especially since one avocado is enough for two days. Haven't tried serving it to my kids yet, though they might enjoy having the choice of what to include.  Except that one of them doesn't like lettuce, cucumber or avocado.

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Caper Burrata CrostiniCaper Burrata Crostini
September 25, 2014

Burrata is a creamier version of fresh mozzerella. I'd never had it before, or at least not cooked with it myself, but after this dinner I highly recommend it. With shallots and capers on toasted baguette it is quite a treat. 

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Homemade Chicken NuggetsHomemade Chicken Nuggets
September 25, 2014

Just like most other kids out there, mine love chicken nuggets. Tenders, dinosaurs, strips, whatever you want to call them. But I don't like feeding my family processed food that is full of unnatural ingredients, excess salt and added sugar. So I don't. I make them myself instead.

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Honey Pepper FigsHoney Pepper Fresh Figs
September 25, 2014

The fig season seems to be just finishing up right now, and after having some last week at my Eating Wildly dinner, I wanted more. This is a great way to dress them up with a little feta, mint, olive oil and pepper.

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Chard TartChard Tart
September 24, 2014

This tart was a surprisingly successful quick meal, though as you can see, not my prettiest. Pizza dough instead of pastry is a great idea! With a little prep-ahead and someone at home to preheat the oven this is a snap. It takes about 5 minutes to assemble and 30 to bake. Home by 6? You'll eat before 7.

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Plum-thyme SundaePlum-thyme Sundaes
September 23, 2014

When the end of summer comes and overripe plums pile up on the counter, this is one of two great recipes I like to make. The plum sauce keeps for a few days in the fridge and is also good spooned on top of plain yogurt. 

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Carrot & Zucchini Ribbon PastaCarrot & Zucchini Ribbon Pasta
September 23, 2014

This is a quick and easy dinner that does well for kids who like carrots, zucchini, one or the other, or neither. The ribbons are barely cooked, which is a plus for most kids, and they are easily removed by picky eaters.

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French RadishesFrench Radishes
September 23, 2014

I am blessed with a garden that grows radishes quickly and a daughter who eats them. Usually I serve them just with salt. Erin Gleeson's idea to top radishes with butter bumps them up a notch to make a more substantial snack or first course.

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Rigatoni with Tomatoes, Herbs & Hot OilRigatoni with Tomatoes, Herbs & Hot Oil
September 18, 2014

Yes! More end of summer tomatoes for dinner! This is my favorite time of year. Tomatoes, basil, melons, peppers! All the produce I need to pretend I live in Italy. 

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Southern Style Black-Eyed PeasSouthern Style Black-Eyed Peas
September 15, 2014

We make these semi-spicy peas to serve alongside collard greens every New Year's Day. Today I made them because collards came in last week's CSA box, not to celebrate the new year. 

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