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Shrimp and Caramelized Onion Salad

Here’s a list of good things: shrimp, caramelized onion, jalapeno, citrus, avocado, and corn. Take any two or three of these and you could concoct a good dish. Use them all in this salad and you have a sensational main dish. Light, refreshing and just a tad sharp to the tongue, this dish is not…

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Fennel Salad with Blood Oranges, Buffalo Mozzarella & Dill

During the holidays, we still need to eat but we can be in food overload and it can be refreshing to try something distinctively new. Blood oranges begin to be available in December and their very intense color is a happy addition to our winter tables. From Amber Rose in the lively new book Nourish,…

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Thanksgiving Idea: Roast Pumpkin, Golden Beet & Squash Salad with Garlic from Nourish

This is a clever idea for your Thanksgiving table. First of all, when we imagine that Thursday table we think about the turkey, the stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and the prized pumpkin pie sitting on the sideboard or kitchen counter. The salad? Salad for Thanksgiving? I really never considered that a key part of the…

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Pomegranate & Cucumber Salad from Pomegranates & Pine Nuts by Bethany Kehdy

Pomegranates & Pine Nuts by Bethany Kehdy appeared in 2013. It was a dashing proponent for recipes from the Middle East, featuring Lebanese, Moroccan and Persian dishes. And it remains a leading book for these cuisines. You might say this book ages gracefully, but I suspect it will forever thrive. The recipes are lively, popping with…

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