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the power of green

The Power of Green

0 of 5 3 Minutes 16 ounce

Michael Pollan, author of a great motivational book, “Food Rules, An Eaters Manual” states the challenge of eating well comes down to two choices: real food or highly processed food....

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Cucumber Peel Ginger Limeade

Cucumber Peel Ginger Limeade

0 of 5 20 Minutes 1 Quart

The story of summer (if the summer ever shows up in Chicago) is told with a simple, refreshing cucumber peel ginger limeade and yes, adding Vodka is optional. As a chef,...

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Red Dahl

Almost Authentic Red Dahl, Preserved Lemon, Sweet Potatoes & Thai Basil.

5 of 5 20 Minutes

The red Dahl, preserved lemon and sweet potato recipe is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes. End of the day, mom was right, vegetables are good for you and red...

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whipped quark

Whipped Quark, Seeds, Blueberries, Pistachios & Peppered Date Syrup

5 of 5 20 Minutes

Whipped quark with seeds, blueberries, pistachios and peppered date syrup is the perfect breakfast food or snack. The peppered date syrup is a simple, exotic blend made with Medjool dates...

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Mashed Potatoes

Flavor over Trend: Heaven & Earth Mashed Potatoes

4.5 of 5 30 Minutes

You think you know all about mashed potatoes? Try my Flavor over Trend recipe: Heaven and Earth Mashed Potatoes.  A classic German Peasant food that I find truly fascinating.  Peasant...

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Catalan Tomato Bread

Catalan Tomato Bread with Burrata

5 of 5 8 Minutes

My Catalan Tomato Bread is using a fresh scratch baked Dutch oven farmer’s bread, however, a great store purchased farmers bread will work just fine. Once considered a poor man’s meal Catalan...

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Ras El Hanout

Ras El Hanout – Moroccan Spice Blend

0 of 5 4 to 6 servings

The name Ras El Hanout in Arabic means “head of the shop,” and literally refers to the best spices the store has to offer. The spice blend makes an excellent addition to...

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Yogurt, Kale, Preserved Lemon, Sumac and Kalamata Olives.

Yogurt, Kale, Preserved Lemon, Sumac and Kalamata Olives.

5 of 5 15 Minutes 3 cups

My preserved lemons are now ready to use.  Since I have kale puree and homemade yogurt in the refrigerator, creating a savory yogurt kale dip was a no brainer.  When making the...

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biscuit

Praise the Lord, pass the biscuits

5 of 5 8 Minutes 24

It is minus 1o F. in Chicago,  I’m staying in.  The only reason to go out is to walk the dogs and even they are walking a little faster to...

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