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Spiced Applesauce Corn Muffins

Ingredients: 1/2 cup  canola oil 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup full-fat vanilla Greek yogurt 2 eggs 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 cup coarse cornmeal 1 teaspoon baking soda pinch ground anise 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon mace 2/3 cup light […]

Russian Mimosa Salad with a Twist

Ingredients: 1 medium-large white potato 1 medium beet, cooked 4 eggs 1 8.8 oz can smoked sprats in oil (I used Riga brand), drained 1/2-1 teaspoon prepared horseradish mayonnaise (about 1/2 cup, maybe more) 1 bunch spring onions, sliced, greens only (save whites for another use) 2-3 oz brick sharp […]

Smoked Sardine & Dandelion Greens Spaghetti

Ingredients: 4.25 oz tinned smoked sardines in oil 1 onion, sliced into half-moons 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 large bunch dandelion greens, chopped (about 6 cups) 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes (about 1/2 pint) 1/4 cup kalamata olives salt freshly ground black pepper 12 […]

Spiced Zucchini Muffins with Walnuts

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon mace 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ginger pinch salt 1 egg 1/2 cup canola oil 2 cups shredded zucchini (one medium zucchini) Directions: Preheat oven […]

Triple Orange Oatmeal Muffins

Ingredients: 2/3 cup milk 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (I used Cara Cara oranges) 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats 1/3 cup canola oil 1/4 cup candied orange peel (optional) 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1 egg 1 1/4 cup flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder pinch salt 1 […]

Pan-Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy-Caper Giant Croutons

Ingredients: 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers 3 cloves garlic, sliced 4 anchovies 1 loaf day-old (or older) crusty bread, cut into 1-inch cubes) 1 head cauliflower 1 1/2 tablespoons red pepper flakes freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup coarsely chopped Italian parsley Directions: In a large skillet, […]

Sesame Noodles with Roasted Duck, Sugar Snap Peas and Cabbage

Ingredients: for the sauce: 1/4 cup Chinese “pure” sesame paste* 1/4-1/3 cup water 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon light brown sugar 2 tablespoons chile-garlic sauce 1/2 tablespoon hot sesame oil everything else: 12 oz  wide egg “lo mein” noodles 1 1/2 cups sliced cold, roasted duck 10 oz sugar […]

Lemon Sesame Tuna & Chickpea Orzo Salad

Ingredients: for the salad: 8 oz dried orzo, cooked to package instructions and drained 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 bunch green onions, diced 3 3-oz pouches Safe Catch Elite Wild Tuna 15-oz canned chickpeas, drained 3 oz crumbled feta 1/4 cup roughly chopped Italian parsley 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced […]

Spaghetti with Walnuts, Anchovy and Parsley

Ingredients: 3/4-1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts 1/4 cup bread crumbs 2 oz anchovies in olive oil 5 cloves garlic 1 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes bunch Italian parsley, chopped 3/4 lb spaghetti Parmesan for sprinkling Directions: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti […]