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Saffron Herb Rice with Currants and Guilin and Yangshuo

“This saffron herb rice with currants and pomegranate seeds is not only pretty it tastes great too!” 2018 is in full swing and though I’ve been busy you wouldn’t know it from this blog. As I mentioned 2017 did not end on a high note and I was definitely not in holiday mode. Try as …

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Chickpea Latkes with Feta and Pomegranate Molasses

Chickpea Latkes make great appetizers. They are the perfect base for feta cheese or shredded lamb or whatever you choose! More of a pancake texture than a true latke, they are nevertheless, really good! I’m not going to lie to you. I’ll spell it out straight. Chickpea latkes are not potato latkes. They are not crispy …

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Not My Mama’s Kasha Varnishkes

Kasha Varnishkes are buckwheat groats mixed with bowtie pasta. Add in some mushrooms and truffle oil and these are way better than my mama’s! These really aren’t my Mama’s kasha varnishkes, because I don’t even remember my Mama making kasha varnishkes. I’m not even sure I knew what kasha varnishkes were when I was growing …

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Caprese Grilled Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes and Burrata on Quinoa Cakes

Quinoa cakes are one thing I haven’t made, until now. I’ve made quinoa as a side dish, like I would make rice, but I’ve never tried it in other forms. So… I looked up the ingredients in the quinoa cakes that I sampled when Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake and I went to breakfast. …

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Mexican Style Quinoa (Keen-wah) or 2013, The Year of Quinoa

Mexican Style Quinoa Quinoa (keen-wah) was on my table the other night. That and cauliflower salad. I was satisfied with both but my husband wondered where the rest of the meal was. You know-the protein? I tried to explain that quinoa had plenty of protein for his dinner and I had added chicken to it, …

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Farro Salad, A Book and Other Creatures

Farro Salad with lots of summer veggies and a tasty garlic vinaigrette is a perfect main course salad.  It has been hot in Colorado. 62 of 64 Colorado counties are requesting federal disaster relief because of drought. My yard is hot, tired, cranky and so am I. Yesterday my electrician came over to fix a …

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