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Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Chevre with Blackberry-Thyme Vinaigrette

Posted on May 1st, 2013

Yesterday for lunch, with the help of my daughter, I made this gorgeous Arugula Salad with Blackberries and Chevre with Blackberry-Thyme…

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Baked Pan Fries

Posted on Mar 11th, 2008

Growing up, there were only two varieties of potatoes we bought or knew of--russet and new/red. It wasn't until a few years ago, as my culinary…

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary Sea Salt

Posted on Feb 7th, 2014

I'm totally in love with sweet potato fries. I'm trying really hard to swap out regular potatoes for sweet potatoes whenever I can. It's the smaller…

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Barramundi Rice Rolls

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2017

These Barramundi Rice Rolls with Coconut Peanut Curry Sauce are full of fresh flavor and texture thanks to citrus-marinated cubes of barramundi and…

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BBQ Baked Beans

Posted on Apr 28th, 2009

This is another recipe I've been meaning to post for a very long time--like since last July. But I have a good reason why. She's almost 9 months old.…

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Belgian Endive Ham Au Gratin

Belgian Endive Ham Au Gratin

Posted on Sep 27th, 2012

I love autumn so much. I think that's the sentiment of everyone right now. This year I almost wasn't ready to let summer go, but now the leaves have…

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Blood Orange Asparagus Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing 

Posted on Mar 10th, 2015

Well, we've already gone through several pounds of asparagus in the past few days. I really resisted the urge to jump up and down when I saw fresh…

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Blueberry, Cucumber, Basil Salad with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette

Posted on Jul 7th, 2013

Blueberry, Cucumber, Basil Salad with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette sounds interesting right?  Here's how this salad came to be. :) My little garden…

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Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes with Rosemary

Posted on Nov 14th, 2013

A few years ago I wrote a Mashed Potatoes 101 guide. I pride myself on making fabulous mashed potatoes. I really do. Last year I mastered what I…

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Brown Rice Dressing with Cherries and Pecans

Posted on Nov 16th, 2016

Last year, or maybe the year before, around Thanksgiving and I threw together a quick pilaf-type rice dish out of some leftover odds and ends I had…

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Brussels Sprout Potato Gratin

Posted on Nov 4th, 2013

This weekend, the weather changed. Saturday was as lovely as could be and Sunday...it snowed. It's been snowing for weeks in the mountains, but we…

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Butternut Squash, Cranberry and Apple Bake

Posted on Jan 26th, 2012

It's been a very busy few weeks, and I'm glad to be back over here. I've got so much to tell you. But that will have to wait until tomorrow.…

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Cauliflower Couscous Salad

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2015

I love the month of March. It means spring is on its way, though the winter here in Boise was not too bad. It means my birthday is around the corner…

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Celeriac Potato Au Gratin

Posted on Feb 13th, 2008

When I first tried Celeriac a few years ago, I was smitten. I love the flavor. I loved the texture. I just loved it. I was at a restaurant somewhere…

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Cider-Mustard Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables

Posted on Nov 4th, 2012

We've entered my favorite time of year.  Halloween is over.  Let the Thanksgiving baking, roasting, cooking begin!  Over the next few weeks I'll…

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Coconut Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Broccoli and Miso Tahini Sauce

Coconut Quinoa Bowls with Broccoli and Tahini Sauce

Posted on Feb 13th, 2017

These Coconut Quinoa Bowls will have your tastebuds rocking out. Topped with tender-crisp roasted broccoli and yummy tahini sauce for a delicious,…

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Fall Frisee Salad

Fall Frisee Salad

Posted on Oct 13th, 2014

October is my favorite month. I know I'm not alone in that sentiment - what's not to love? Gorgeous fall colors, beautiful weather, and a bountiful…

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Gluten-Free Cornbread Sausage Stuffing with Leeks, Pecans, and Dried Cranberries (Gluten-Free)

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2013

I've been making Cornbread Sausage Stuffing with Leeks, Pecans, and Dried Cranberries for nine years. Every. single. year. Without fail. Always for…

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Gluten-Free Onion Rings with Pumpkin Sage Aioli

Posted on Nov 20th, 2015

Way back in the summer, which feels like ages ago now (ha!), I made some gluten-free onion rings one night to go along with our dinner. I don't…

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Honey-Balsamic Roasted Fig Salad

Posted on Aug 26th, 2013

I was in the Seattle area last week visiting with family.  It was so wonderful to have a little break from the hectic summer.  We moved in July. …

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How To: Slow Cooker Black Beans

Posted on Feb 8th, 2013

I've been told I make the best slow cooker black beans ever, but I can't take all the credit. When we were still dating, my husband taught me…

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Israeli Couscous Pilaf with Fresh Herbs

Posted on Feb 16th, 2012

Israeli couscous is a family favorite. My hubby doesn't often like regular couscous, but we discovered he likes this kind much more when we bought a…

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Kale, Dried Porcini Mushroom and Pine Nut Stuffing Recipe

Posted on Nov 12th, 2012

I promised you recipes for Thanksgiving and I'm going to make good on that promise! First up, a tasty Kale, Dried Porcini and Pine Nut Stuffing…

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Layered Greek-Style Chickpea Salad Recipe with Oregano Vinaigrette

Posted on Apr 5th, 2013

As promised, the recipe for the Layered Greek-Style Chickpea Salad.  Truly, I haven't met a chickpea salad I haven't loved.  But this one is the…

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Leek and Root Vegetable Gratin

Posted on Nov 25th, 2012

Thanksgiving is over and I will breathe a huge sigh of relief when I've finally finished the dishes.  I didn't quite get to all of the side dishes I…

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Loaded Raw Kale Salad

Posted on Sep 14th, 2013

My husband and I shared this Loaded Raw Kale Salad yesterday for lunch.  You guys, my life changed the day I first had a raw kale salad.  I don't…

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Making Spaetzle 101

Posted on Mar 5th, 2008

What is this crazy gadget you ask? Why a spaezle maker, of course! When a good friend first introduced me to spaetzle 5 years ago, I thought I…

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Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower Couscous

Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower Couscous

Posted on Oct 30th, 2014

One of my favorite new-to-me food trends this year has been cauliflower rice or couscous. I am 100% a fan. I started making this Moroccan Spiced…

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Orange Mango Braised Fish with Lime Coconut Quinoa

Posted on Feb 18th, 2015

I am so excited to share this recipe with you - even more excited than usual! Is your mouthwatering at the title - Orange Mango Braised Fish with…

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Pan Roasted Green Beans with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Posted on Apr 5th, 2012

Are you loving Spring in your area?  I feel like I'm enjoying the Spring of all Springs this year.  The kind I remember from when I was a little…

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Pan-Fried Potato Slices

Posted on Jul 4th, 2008

Pan Fried Potato Slices original recipe Ingredients: 4-6 whole potatoes, unpeeled (we always use Yukon Golds) 1/4 cup canola oil (or if you…

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Pea Shoot and Stone Fruit Salad with Brie and Walnuts

Posted on Sep 18th, 2013

The other day a dear friend came over to my apartment to spend the morning with me.  She was interested in seeing how I work -  the creative…

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Plantsgiving: Vegan Root Vegetable Mash

Posted on Nov 17th, 2016

It's finally here! Today's the day when Kelly and I are sharing our full PLANTSGIVING menu! All week we've been sharing some of the recipes, and now…

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pork tenderloin with thyme-fennel spice rub

Pork Tenderloin with Thyme-Fennel Spice Rub and Cider Cream Sauce

Posted on Feb 9th, 2014

Pork tenderloin is incredible when prepared well. And by that, I mean it should not be the least bit overcooked, but still pink on the interior.…

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Provencal Winter Squash with White Beans

Posted on Feb 8th, 2012

One of my family's favorite recipes (ever) is one that I made from In The Small Kitchen, a cookbook I reviewed last year--Baked Provencal Chicken.…

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Quinoa Buckwheat Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers and Fresh Mozarella

Posted on Aug 30th, 2012

This salad is the love child of tabbouleh and caprese salad.  All of the greatness comes together for a rockin' salad that is as healthy as it is…

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Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas and Avocados

Posted on Apr 24th, 2014

It's been a little while since I posted a quinoa salad recipe. But that doesn't mean I've stopped making and enjoying them! Sometimes I think if…

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Quinoa Salad with Red Pepper and Dried Apricots

Posted on Mar 10th, 2012

Another quinoa salad? I think the answer is always YES. I always cook up a bunch of quinoa and stick in the fridge to use as I like through the…

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Roasted Haricot Verts with Kalamata Vinaigrette

Posted on Aug 20th, 2014

I think sometimes we get caught up in thinking a recipe has to be complicated to be delicious. And don't worry, I include myself in that statement.…

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Roasted Potatoes with Lemon and Capers

Posted on Oct 27th, 2013

I went to New York for a week in September and when I came back, summer had all but disappeared and autumn was here. And now it's been autumn for…

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Roasted Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup

Posted on Sep 8th, 2015

It's officially Soup Season again, folks! And I am cheering! The other day I was thinking about how excited I am to get through the month of…

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Rutabaga Puree

Posted on Feb 4th, 2012

I tried rutabaga for the first time recently.  I was smitten with it.  Cruciferous vegetables have now taken a place in my heart--a rightful place.…

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Salmon with Thai Pineapple-Cucumber Salad

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2013

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw the gorgeous Copper River Salmon we enjoyed for dinner on Sunday night. The color of the salmon is…

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Sauteed Green Beans with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Posted on Feb 7th, 2014

I'm always looking for easy side dishes that can double as a main dish. I don't eat meat much anymore, if ever, so I like to make a side dish that…

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Shaved Fennel Asian Pear Salad with Pomegranate and Watercress

Posted on Nov 25th, 2013

Becky of Project Domestication and I have teamed up again this month to share one more Thanksgiving recipe just in case you needed another item to…

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Shaved Fennel Asian Pear Salad with Pomegranate and Watercress

Posted on Nov 15th, 2016

Oh my goodness! What can I say about this festive Shaved Fennel Asian Pear Salad with Pomegranate and Watercress? It's such a mouthful of a title for…

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Shaved Fennel Salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Balsamico

Posted on Feb 21st, 2013

Fennel is in season right now and with it, my love affair continues.  I just can't seem to get enough of the crisp, fresh, anise-y flavor.  I crave…

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Simple Kale Frittata

Posted on Jun 24th, 2013

This week has been a doozy. Nothing simple about it. Just a bunch of complicated things I wish I didn't have to think about. Do you ever have weeks…

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Sorghum Vegetable Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette | cafejohnsonia.com

Sorghum Vegetable Salad with Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2017

Fill a plate with this colorful Sorghum Vegetable Salad tossed with a spicy Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette – it's vegan, gluten-free, and absolutely…

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Spicy Baked Zucchini Wedges

Posted on May 15th, 2008

I made this recipe for Spicy Baked Zucchini Wedges up as I went along and they turned out great! Like most of my recipes, there is a lot of room…

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Strawberry, Fennel and Arugula Salad with Cacao Nibs

Posted on Jul 31st, 2013

After I took the pictures, I pretty much ate the entire platter of this Strawberry, Fennel and Arugula Salad with Cacao Nibs by myself.  And as much…

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Thai Cauliflower Rice Salad

Posted on May 18th, 2014

The other day I was walking through Trader Joe's and as I passed by the produce section, I could smell summer. You know that smell? The ripe berries…

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Winter Squash Stuffed with Quinoa, Kale and Pecans

Posted on Oct 27th, 2012

I was excited to receive Black Forest squash in my CSA this week.  It's not one that I have tried, as far as I know.  And it's delicious!  Being…

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