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Kale and Eggs with Griddled Tomatoes from Paleo: Monday to Friday by Daniel Green

In the new book Paleo: Monday to Friday, author Daniel Green is very persuasive about the benefits of a paleo diet. And, as the title suggests, he is not a 7-day a week advocate. Use this book during the week and happily sin culinarily over the weekend. The book has familiar recipes, to be sure,…

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Chile Rellenos Filled with Goat Cheese, Pine Nuts and Corn from Mexican Flavors

I remember my first time. Well, my first good time. Well, my first good relleno, not really a time. I’d had rellenos a few times before but had never understood why people liked them. My experiences had been greasy, awkwardly flavored, falling apart on the plate. In a phrase: disgusting failures. In Santa Fe, a…

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Rice Pilaf with Pine Nuts

Our good friend Marie Simmons wrote a wonderful book, Rice: The Amazing Grain, and she was spot on. Suzen and I are fortunate to live in Manhattan where, in less than 15 minutes, we can walk to 30 restaurants serving rice. All of them Asian or Italian. Now, I am fond of risotto but it…

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Thanksgiving Wild Rice Stuffing with Pine Nuts, Dried Apricots, and Fresh Herbs

“Our garden herbs are still fresh, right?” I asked. “Yes,” Suzen said. “And you love pine nuts, right?” “What do you want, Brian.” She was now on alert. “Well, I found this stuffing recipe that uses them and I just thought …” “Let me see,” she asked and extended her hand for the cookbook I…

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