Homemade Sauerkraut

If you’ve never wanted to even taste sauerkraut, you might want to reconsider. Real, fermented sauerkraut (as opposed to the average vinegar-based store-bought kind) is quite different. There’s no vinegar is this–just a nice salt brine. The natural fermentation creates a probiotic-rich food that is as tasty as it is…

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Creamy Poblano Sauce with Pasta

One year we rented a condo in Cancun, and we had the option of hiring the owner’s cook/housekeeper to prepare our meals. We weren’t sure if that would be a good idea, so we hired her just for a few days. Big mistake–we should have hired her everyday! Our first…

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Baked Scallops

Sea scallops are the large (and more commonly found) type. Bay scallops are very small. You can use either one, but we typically go with the larger ones. Make sure that they’re very fresh and cook them on the same day if possible. You don’t need to do much to…

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Creamy Garlic Soup

This soup will knock out a cold in no time! But beware–your breath might knock out your partner, too. 🙂 Actually, the soup tastes great, and it’s my go-to food when I’m dragging around from a cold or flu. Speaking of the flu, doesn’t it seem that EVERY year is called…

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Eggplant with Chickpeas

This recipe is for all of you who don’t particularly like eggplant, but are intrigued by these odd, purple (or white, or striped) vegetables. Or perhaps you’re like my daughter who kept getting eggplants in her produce box and just let them rot rather than cook them. So, the last…

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