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Tofu, Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Tofu, Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Serves: 2

Time: 1/2 Hour

Difficulty: Moderate

  Just about any vegetable that can stand up to heat works in a stir fry. Bok choy bursting with juicy celery-cabbage flavor makes an especially nice choice. Fresh from the grower is always best but shipped in product will do too. Look for crisp, bright blemish-free stalks. To remove soil, I cut off the bottom inch or two of the core then break off each big leaf and wash separately under running water. Any stir fry demands your full […]

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Irish soda bread with honey

Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread

Serves: 8

Time: 1 1/4 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

  With St. Patrick’s Day comes Irish soda bread. Heavy loaves fresh from the oven win over hearts – even non-Irish ones. Who could resist?  Moist crumbs cling to your teeth with a pleasant starchy paste. Douse your Irish soda bread in a spot of hot tea. Only strong tea like Irish Breakfast brewed to a deep black with a splash of cold milk will do. Why limit the joy to just St. Patrick’s Day? Irish soda bread is tasty […]

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Wilted Arugula with Beans

Wilted Arugula with Beans

Serves: 4

Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Eat more greens and love them. Arugula prepared with a quick, easy, healthy Mediterranean-style presentation makes eating right a pleasure. Greens can be good. Terrifically Tasty Greens A snappy sauté transforms arugula greens into a warm savory nosh. Nutty Marconia almonds and pine nuts add a chewy texture. Chickpeas boast a bean-based heft that’s almost meaty. While some protein or pasta could go along side, wilted winter greens with beans stand on their own. This vegan vegetable-bean—nut combo is substantive […]

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Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce with Lentils

Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce with Lentils

Serves: 8

Time: 1 1/2 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Vegetarian entrees can be every bit as good as their meaty contemporaries. My vegetarian spaghetti sauce with lentils is proof. The vegetables and legumes simmer into an earthy splendor with no shortage of mouthwatering flavor. The lentils make a healthy, hefty building block. They meld the sauce together absorbing vegetable juices and wine. Serving is easy. Just use your favorite pasta as a base. Pile on a generous serving of vegetarian spaghetti sauce with lentils. Freshly-grated Romano cheese makes a […]

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Layered Lettuce Salad

Layered Lettuce Salad

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Posted: January 12, 2015

  No holiday dinner or family gathering would be complete without this salad. Pretty layers of brightly colored vegetables, cheese and beans look inviting. There’s something gratifying about being the first one to spoon in and mess up the once tidy layers. What iceberg lettuce lacks in glamor, it more than makes up for in practicality. Layered lettuce salad with a triple infusion of green crunch is a dish for all seasons. Yes, come summer the salad would be better […]

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Lakewinds Blows into Town

Lakewinds Blows into Town

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Posted: June 28, 2014

Swift as a summer breeze, a new Lakewinds has come to town. A new chapter in healthy eating and co-op community began today. Richfield has been a co-op free zone for far too long. Opening Weekend Store Specials Lakewinds Food Co-Op Richfield started things off right. A series of outdoor events along with in-store specials, samples and freebies made for a memorable shopping trip. What can be better than free cheese? The generous slabs of Parmesan-like hard cheese made a […]

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Porchetteria at Terzo Vino Bar

Porchetteria at Terzo Vino Bar

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Posted: June 14, 2014

Summer started off right at Terzo Vino Bar. The new Porchetteria sandwich bar window opened just in time for picnic weather. European charm radiates from every nook and cranny of the Porchetteria at Terzo Vino Bar’s window to the world. The already accomplished Broder’s trio of Broders’ Cucina Italiana, Broders’ Pasta Bar and the Terzo Vino Bar just became a fuller culinary vision. Now Terzo does lunch. Sandwiches doled out from a tiny take out window never tasted anything like […]

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Lights on The Lynn on Bryant

Lights on The Lynn on Bryant

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Posted: May 5, 2014

Soon the Lynn on Bryant will serve its last plate. The pending closure stings. For a devoted food fan, this loss is hard to take. The innovative cuisine never disappointed and even brought smiles. Surprises were pleasant ones. Where else would planks of delicate chick pea fries be stacked up like Lincoln Logs? Fine dining and kid glove service go hand in hand. Owner and chef Peter Ireland took time to say a friendly hello to customers. Servers shared in […]

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Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus

Scrambled Eggs with Asparagus

Serves: 2

Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Moderate

  The coming of spring causes celebration then asparagus season starts and the cooking party really begins. Don’t miss out on the asparagus feast. Asparagus season comes and goes as fast as the pastel-hued landscapes fade during spring. The marked vegetal taste of asparagus is subtle yet pronounced. With its early spring light qualities tree sprout-like build asparagus tastes best with no conflicting harsh flavors. The creaminess of scrambled eggs compliments the slight woody astringency of asparagus. A bit of […]

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Oatmeal Honey Cookies

Oatmeal Honey Cookies

Serves: Makes 2 -3 dozen, depending on size

Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

A little oatmeal and oat bran mixed into a batch of homemade cookies makes them healthier. Throw in a handful of craisins and walnuts for more good for you taste. Oatmeal honey cookies are easy to make with fairly basic ingredients. Simple yet satisfying cookies come together fairly fast. Dress them up with a layer of white chocolate frosting if you like. Just be sure to wait until the cookies are completely cold before putting any frosting on top. That […]

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