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Spinach Rice from Ikaria by Diane Kochilas

Ikaria is the tribute by Diane Kochilas to the native island of her family. Sunny, dry, even dessert-like, Ikaria is a land that requires hard work and careful management of daily resources. The recipes here could stand as the core for a Mediterranean diet: “simple” food that is actually sophisticated reflecting centuries of refinement in…

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Butternut Squash Curry from Paleo: Monday to Friday by Daniel Green

In Paleo: Monday to Friday author Daniel Green provides an excellent discussion of the Paleo concept: what it is, what you can eat, what you should not. His concept is to follow the Paleo path on the weekdays. Weekends are up to you. There are, it turns out, enough intriguing recipes that you may run…

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Sautéed Spinach

This is one of the meals Suzi is offering this season at Cooking by the Book: Pan-Crisped Chicken in Dijon Mustard Sauce with Cauliflower Gratin and Sautéed Spinach. I’m going to post the meal in stages, beginning with the “bright” spot on the plate. The sautéed spinach is actually key to the success of this…

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Creamed Spinach and Leeks with Cheddar from Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade

Rachel Saunders is a jam maven. In her second book, Blue Chairs Cooks with Jam & Marmalade, she is not making jams but using them and using them widely and well. Oh, and sweetly. Jams and marmalade and butters are, in most of our minds, things to adorn some toast or a bagel. We don’t…

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