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Sautéed Endive with Toasted Israeli Couscous and Poached Eggs

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Sautéed Endive with Toasted Israeli Couscous and Poached Eggs Makes 4 servings 1 cup Israeli couscous 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 1/4 pounds California endive (or Belgian endive), hard ends trimmed, leaves separated 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup distilled […]

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Quinoa Patties Stuffed With Goat Cheese & Mushrooms

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Quinoa patties stuffed with goat cheese and mushrooms 4 Servings Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min. Ingredients For the patties: 2 cups cooked quinoa 2 eggs lightly beaten 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms, […]

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Val’s Kale & Chanterelle Pasta

My wonderful exchange with Jim Davey about Cornish pasties got me thinking about some other wonderful people I know.  I gain so much inspiration from so many people in my life and since the food community is all about sharing in the collective experience, I thought it would be fun to start a new series […]

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The Great Pizza Toss: Peter Reinhardt’s Basic Pizza Crust

I just failed Pizza Tossing 101. I think it highly likely that I’ll will be sent to Remedial Pizza Tossing and be forced to read “Pizza Tossing For Dummies.” That being said, I have found my new go-to pizza crust recipe. SO easy and SO yummy, makes six 9-12 inch crusts, and you can freeze […]

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Pumpkin Dumplings

“I am the Emperor and I want [pumpkin] dumplings.” – Emperor Ferdinand I (I’m sure that he said it just like that.) Whenever I go to an Italian restaurant I inevitably end up ordering gnocchi. Maybe it’s because I kid myself into thinking that I’m ordering something healthy, or maybe it’s just because I love […]

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Ancient Chinese Philosophy for Survival–Spinach Orzo Pasta Salad

"Born to the earth are three kinds of creatures. Some are winged and fly. Some are furred and run. Still others stretch their mouths and talk. All must eat and drink to survive." (Lu Yu, Ancient Chinese Philosopher) It snowed AGAIN today here in Tokyo. That makes THREE times all in the same winter. That […]

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