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08/16 2012

Curry Salmon Stir-Fry

I prepared this dish the other night, anticipating a not-so-welcome-reception from Luke. What I got from him instead was, “Oh yeah! I LOVE this dish. What’s it called?…..It needs a name. I’m going to call it cool salmon.” Who would have thought an eight year old son of a Southerner would love a curry dish? Read More

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08/9 2012

The Perplexing Dilemma of What to Make for Lunch

As much as I advocate eating in, and as much as I love to cook, I struggle with what to prepare for lunch. I’m lucky in that I work from home and have the luxury of preparing my mid-day meal in my own kitchen, but I still seek new ideas to mix up the routine. I want Read More

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08/2 2012

Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

This is a very typical meal for our family – chicken with veggies. Though this isn’t the most exciting dinner on the planet, I add a little zip by marinating the chicken all day, while at the same time minimizing the manual labor required at 6 p.m. The yogurt-based marinade is from an older issue Read More

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07/24 2012

Steak and Potato Dinner Salad

Like a lot of the country, Boise is experiencing many triple digit days this summer. There’s something about delicious dinner salads that bode well in the heat! This steak and potato salad is a versatile salad that’s simple to make. You can choose whatever beef you like, or if you aren’t a meat eater, omit Read More

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07/19 2012

Kitchen Sink Meal: Tofu Enchiladas

There is a chapter in Eat In, Not Out titled: “Work Backwards.” These nights are ideal when you have ingredients in your fridge that you need to use now! Such was the case when I recently made tofu enchiladas. I was able to create a healthy meal that made everyone happy – without a special Read More

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07/12 2012

Chicken and Prosciutto with Fake Fried Okra

In Jamie Oliver’s Cook with Jamie, there are four roasted chicken recipes ideal for time-strapped individuals: with cherry tomatoes and asparagus, wrapped in pancetta with leeks and thyme, with creamy butternut squash and chili, and with lemony Bombay potatoes.  Each is designed to feed one person, so you can expand to fit your family’s appetite Read More

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07/5 2012

Morel Mushrooms and Pasta

One of my favorite treats during this time of the year is morel mushrooms. Morels, with an earthy, nutty, steak-like flavor, are considered by many to be the king of mushrooms. They certainly are in our family! Morels have a sponge-like appearance and hunting them down can be quite challenging. According to Mother Earth News, Read More

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06/28 2012

Sizzling Stir-Fries: When You Need to Load Up On Veggies!

Driving down I-84 on the way home from Salt Lake City last weekend, we hit the fast food corridor from Burley to Twin Falls to Jerome. I succumbed to the A&W Restaurant to save time, my first and last visit to this fine chain. With no salads or vegetarian selections on the menu, I resorted Read More

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06/21 2012

There’s no meal like pizza!

Pizza might not be a vegetable, despite some governmental confusion a while back, but there are healthy ways to prepare this special treat without loading up on fat and calories. Pizza is also a great meal to eat before a long run or other athletic endeavor, especially if you load it up with veggies. Another Read More

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06/14 2012

Seared Ahi Tuna

There are few things more enjoyable to eat than ahi tuna – especially fresh caught in Hawaii. But beggars can’t be choosers, and the local fish shop is a nice second best. A while back, my friend Gail shared a great marinade for ahi tuna – a mixture of soy sauce, lime, sesame oil, garlic, Read More

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