Smoky Sausage Soup with Kale and Chickpeas

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 1, 2013 at 1:57pm

I realize, typing this, that I’m hitting you with two soup/stew recipes in a row. Oops! Well, ’tis the season, right? The combination of cool nights and piles of gorgeous harvest apparently makes me want to stew everything in sight. (In fact, I sort of do that, in batches as I go, a way of…

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Weeknight Chicken & Butternut Squash Stew

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 24, 2013 at 4:58pm

And just like that it’s cinnamon season, cool and crispy. Everyone loves fall, but I think Minnesotans love it more, in a nervous sort of way, bookended as it is between months of sweat and shivering. We understand that open windows are a rare and special treat, enjoyed most heartily right now, in late September/early…

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Warm Squash Custards with Bourbon & Cream

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 22, 2013 at 1:39pm

I tend to make these warm, creamy, pleasantly boozy custards to use up leftover squash but that said…they are SO worthy of custom-roasted squash. In fact, they are worthy of a trip to the store or farmers market to purchase nothing but the ingredients for these custards. When you go, make sure to pick up…

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Fried Chicken with Watermelon, Tomato & Corn Salad

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 17, 2013 at 4:01pm

I’m writing a cookbook called Twin Cities Chef’s Table, to be published by Globe Pequot in spring 2014. The book is a snapshot of the Twin Cities food scene, incorporating recipes and full-color photographs from chefs, growers, and purveyors. Twin Cities Chef’s Table will be part of a series of beautiful Chef’s Table books that…

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Tomato Sweet Corn Quiche

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 10, 2013 at 7:38pm

For the third summer in a row, I’ve had the pleasure of being invited to a Tomato Party. The party kicks off with the hostess’s jewel-toned tomato-basil water, spiked with a bit of vodka, glistening with a drizzle of olive oil. It is the very essence of summer’s end, a fragrant reminder to hurry up…

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Coconut Milk Panna Cotta With Maple Syrup (Paleo, AIP)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Sep 3, 2013 at 12:18pm

So long Minnesota State Fair! It was a wild ride this year, loads of food fun despite soul-sucking heat followed by mercifully cool breezes…which in turn drew the largest crowds I’ve ever experienced. Yikes! I tend to indulge in savory foods when I’m out there, mostly in the form of pork (this year I enjoyed…

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Dan-Dan Cucumber “Noodles” (gluten-free, grain-free)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 27, 2013 at 12:08pm

I was going to share this recipe next week, but given blistering temps and tropical humidity, today is the day, The Perfect Day, for Dan-Dan “noodles.” I spent yesterday and Sunday out at the Minnesota State Fair, talking about food (of course), sweating like I have never sweat before in my life, and both days…

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Chiles Rellenos (grain-free, gluten-free): Tomato Party, Part III

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 20, 2013 at 5:04pm

It sounds unlikely, but I swear it’s true: the residents of Grand Forks, North Dakota, are obsessed with Tex-Mex food. I know this because I came of age there, and I and my fellow starving high school friends spent the bulk of our disposable income on tacos, smothered burritos, chips and “sauce,” grinders (a future…

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Tomato Gratin Stew: Tomato Party Part II and…What Am I?

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:23am

So Stephanie, what do you do? That question causes my throat to close. What on earth do I say? I’ve said food blogger a few times, just to watch eyes glaze over. Food writer, photographer, event organizer, recipe developer, and cooking instructor most often tumble out, in some combination, but that feels like a task…

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Green Gazpacho with Fried Shrimp: Tomato Party Part I

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Aug 14, 2013 at 9:39am

As pretty as green gazpacho is – a tangy twist on the usual – what I enjoy most about this dish is the fried shrimp WITH the gazpacho. With any gazpacho! I ordered the two together in a Palm Beach restaurant years ago – a smooth, creamy gazpacho with a side of hot, crispy little…

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