• Sunday , 21 January 2018

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Raw Vegetable Platter

Raw Vegetable Platter

My family Christmas party contribution used the most magnificent vegetables (heirlook tomatoes, snap peas, carrots, broccoli, peppers, radishes) that I picked up from Whole Foods on South Street.  I used a container of cool tzatzini (cucumber yogurt sauce) to make it ...

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Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is comfort food at its finest.  For this dish I salt and peppered chicken thighs and breasts and seared in a hot stock pot.  Removed from the pan, and added 2 sliced whole onions, 3 green peppers, red ...

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Grilled Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes with Veggies

Grilled Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes with Veggies

I grilled boneless pork chops that I had marinated in soy sauce, jerk seasoning, Italian dressing, fresh rosemary and basil.  I paired with sweet potatoes I had microwaved for 2 minutes on each side, then drizzled w/ EVOO, salt & ...

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Shrimp and Scallops over Ronzoni Pasta

Shrimp and Scallops over Ronzoni Pasta

I am in the midst of a 30-day cleanse and am feeling absolutely fantastic.  Since my options are a bit limited, I have become rather create about adding flavor, texture, and taking away a lot of the fat/carbs/sugar.  I decided ...

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Zucchini Boats

Zucchini Boats

I looooove vegetables!  I mean, really really love them.  I could probably survive as a vegetarian assuming I could still eat pork products.  These zucchini boats are stupid-simple and take about 20 minutes to make. 1 zuccini 2 medium tomatoes ...

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Mole Black Bean Tacos

Mole Black Bean Tacos

I love vegetables, and I love anything with mole seasoning.  Don’t get me wrong, I love meat too but I’m just as happy sometimes without it.  For my Mole Black Bean Tacos, I drained a can of black beans and ...

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Pizzeria Vetri

Pizzeria Vetri

There are many places to visit on my food “To Do” list, and an entire section dedicated just to pizza.  Pizzeria Vetri has been high on that list ever since Marc Vetri opened the 19th and Callowhill establishment in late 2013.  ...

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Pasta with Garden Tomatoes and Basil

Pasta with Garden Tomatoes and Basil

  When I was younger, my mom had a beautiful house in West Chester (PA) with a big pool in the back, and plenty of room for gardening; I loved this house, and I miss it so much.  There was ...

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It’s a Pizza Party! My Son’s 7th Birthday

It’s a Pizza Party! My Son’s 7th Birthday

I love any excuse to celebrate, but I especially love when it’s my little boy’s birthday!  This year he turned seven and really wanted to have everyone over to our house for a pizza party.  This was fine by me!  ...

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