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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

My family does birthdays well. Yes, there are thoughtful gifts and spending the evening with each other, catching up, the irreverent conversations… But where we really excel is the food! This weekend we celebrated my mom’s birthday with a Greek … Continue reading

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Roasted Broccoli

Maybe you didn’t like broccoli as a child. Perhaps you harbor a secret aversion to the cruciferous green vegetable, but don’t want to admit to it because you’re a “grown up” now and your supposed to eat your vegetables without … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning Muffins

Yes, I know it’s a little late for Christmas recipe posts. I know that the presents have been given (and maybe exchanged), the leftovers have been eaten, the tree taken down, and the decorations packed up until next year. But, … Continue reading

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Seared Scallops with Cumin Lime Sauce

I’ve been making this quite often this summer. My only reason for not posting the recipe sooner was that it is such a quick recipe, and the results so tasty, that I kept forgetting to take a picture before I … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Craisin Mac Nut Cookies

Every once in a while I come across a really good cookie. One that is the perfect size, perfect texture (slightly chewy, a little crisp around the edges), the perfect combination of flavors and textures, and is a breeze to … Continue reading

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Fried Oatmeal

So, lately I’ve been on an oatmeal kick. I’ve been eating steel cut oats (3:1 water:oats ratio) about half the time these days for breakfast. However, they take a while to cook and are better when made in a slightly … Continue reading

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Artichoke Hummus

I’ve been making hummus lately, and I may never go back to the store-bought version! Granted, some boutique store-bought hummus is very good, but do you really want to spend $6 for a tiny little container of it? If you … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Chili with Sweet Potatoes

This week I discovered that I had an excess of kidney beans in my cupboard. How did I end up with them? I don’t really use them for much, and don’t remember buying most of the cans. Odd. But, faced … Continue reading

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“Gourmet” Salsa Chicken

This recipe comes upon request from my cast and crew of “The House of Blue Leaves” at Hawaii Pacific University Theatre. I’ve been making this dish for two actors to eat onstage instead of the “veal with oranges” that the … Continue reading

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A Public Service Announcement

Hi Folks, I don’t usually do this, but so much of what I feel about the food culture in America – what it is, what’s wrong with the way it is, what it should be, and what we can do … Continue reading

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