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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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In our household, dinner rarely goes according to plan. Even if I am diligent about planning, inevitably I forget something when I grocery shop. On this particular occasion, however, I had two specific recipes in hand as I set off to the market; and still things took at unexpected twist. This month’s Bon Appetit has a number...
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Warm weather has arrived, school is out and tennis season is in full swing. As I mentioned earlier in the week, getting dinner ready for the family before match time can be challenging! Fortunately, though, in our Boise league, we get treated to a wealth of delicious snacks after team play is complete. A few...
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Tank tops. Sundresses. Warm weather. Sunshine. Fresh garden veggies. A cold beer. Mountain biking. These are just a few of the things I like about summer. And Memorial Day is just the occasion to welcome this blissful 3-month season. Dinner salads are fitting for the season – and Memorial Day weekend – as well. They...
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My little boy, Luke, loves anything with avocados, and as such, names anything containing avocados – guacamole. I’m not sure the seasoned chef would term this topping guacamole; rather, a corn salsa might be more apropos. Either way, this dish is very versatile because you can use any type of white fish and serve it...
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By this time, you have probably surmised that I am a big Jamie Oliver fan. And you would be correct. Today’s entree originated from a recipe out of Jamie’s Food Revolution, Sizzling Beef with Scallions and Black Bean Sauce. Though the original recipe isn’t bad for you, I’ve spiced it up a bit, added some veggies...
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It’s halibut season again, and this is one of my favorite fish – especially prepared this simple, flavorful way. Halibut is a mild fish which takes on the flavor of a sauce very nicely. You simply have to be careful not to overcook halibut or it will dry out and taste terrible. This particular recipe...
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