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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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Springtime Risotto with Peas, Carrots, Celery, Zucchini and Even Spinach from Anne Bianchi

When spring arrives, in the supermarket if not in my own garden, I begin to salivate. There are those peas and the asparagus. All those lovely recipes that beg for fresh vegetables. At the top of our list, Suzen and I long for Springtime Risotto, lush with vegetables and rich from homemade broth. You can…

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