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Back to Basics: Grilled Salmon with Herbed Yogurt Sauce

Our friends just returned from Alaska and brought over some wild caught silver salmon for dinner. Oh my! I wanted the flavor of the fish to really shine, so I simply brushed it with olive oil, salt and white pepper before grilling. I served it with a cool, herb-y yogurt sauce I made using the fresh herbs running rampant in our garden.

Grilling fish is a simple, healthy and delicious choice for meals at home. Some people are intimidated by the idea of grilling fish. Don’t be! This method of using direct and then indirect heat to cook fish on the grill works every time. I’ve written specific instructions for using both charcoal and gas grills. Enjoy!

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Basil-Blackberry Crumble

Yield: 4-6 servings I first posted this recipe in 2010 and it remains a favorite. Bursting with summer, this recipe offers a delightful combination of berries, apples, basil, and balsamic vinegar. The basil and vinegar are unexpected in a fruit crumble – and so delicious. Enjoy it with whipped cream, ice cream, or straight up! […]

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Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

This recipe for Spicy Thai Basil Chicken is like comfort food. It’s great served as a lettuce wrap (and Paleo!). It’s also tasty served in big bowls over quinoa. Ingredients like fish sauce, soy sauce and hot sauce are good pantry staples to keep around for big flavor across a variety of dishes. Double it if you want any leftovers!

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Rosemary Orange Zucchini Bread

Yield: 4 mini loaves or 2 standard loaves The orange zest, fresh orange juice and chopped fresh rosemary make this unlike any other zucchini bread you’ve tasted! 3 large eggs 1/2 cup of plain yogurt 1/2 cup of olive oil 1 3/4 cup of sugar 2 cups of shredded zucchini 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh rosemary Zest of one orange […]

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Black Bean Burgers

Yield: 4 burger patties For a vegan version of these burgers, replace the egg by mixing 1 tablespoon flax meal with 3 tablespoons water. Allow mixture to sit for 2 minutes before using. These are delicious topped with avocado, salsa and melted jack cheese. If you cook your own black beans for this recipe, cook a […]

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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes with Spinach and Basil

Yield: 4-6 servings These mashed potatoes rock. You won’t miss the butter or cream! Ingredients: 4 pounds yukon gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 6 tablespoons (or more) low-salt chicken broth Coarse kosher salt 1 6-ounce package baby spinach 1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves Procedure: Cook […]

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Make Stuffing You Will Love

I know what you’re thinking. Stuffing is that dish on the buffet table, sort of like fruit cake, that is either forgettable or unforgettable (usually for reasons you don’t want to remember!). By following a few simple guidelines, you can turn out a stuffing that will leave your guests begging for more.

In other kitchen shenanigans, I whipped together a Cran-Apple Couscous last night that was pretty tasty. I started by cooking 1 cup of whole wheat couscous. To the cooked couscous, I added chopped apple, dried cranberries, chopped green onions, and sliced toasted almonds. I then dressed it with apple cider vinegar, grape seed oil, orange zest, salt, and pepper. Yummy! For inspiration on making simple dressings and pumpkin bouquets at home, read on…

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