Posts tagged as nut-free

Egg Salad – Yes, Egg Salad (With Lemon, Anchovies, & Crostini)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:59pm

I’ll admit, this is a bit similar to the post below (grilled cheese with baby artichokes), as in, “How to Make a Meal from a Baguette,” but hey, a baguette makes a lovely meal, as do artichokes and eggs, so stay with me. Just like in Caesar salad, the anchovy adds a punch of salty-savory,…

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Saturday Brunch: Baby Artichokes with Ham, Baby Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 27, 2010 at 11:28am

Saturday brunch! It’s my special John-n-Stephanie thing, and I love it like I love puppies and sunshine and champagne and straight hair. And I love those things very, very much, so now you know how much I love Saturday brunch.             We don’t have our kids on Saturday mornings (divorce…

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Tandoori Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Raita

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 24, 2010 at 6:13pm

Spring has sprung in Minnesota, at least for this week, lalalaaaa! Birds are singing, I’m singing, I’m grilling, birds are grilling, the sun is shining, and all is right in the world.                           The heat feels good, everywhere, even on my tongue. I…

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Taco Salad

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 19, 2010 at 4:56pm

This isn’t a recipe – just a reminder that when you make tacos, whether with beef, pork, tofu, chicken, or beans, you can make the dish a whole lot lighter, more nutritious, and filling by turning your taco into taco salad. I don’t always do this – sometimes I really want a taco – but…

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 13, 2010 at 8:38pm

My favorite dessert? Cake. My favorite cake? Coconut, or anything with fruit in it. There – two things you probably didn’t know about me. Keep them in mind around January 6… Glazed lemon or lime cake, warm plum or apple crumb cake, a pear-ginger cake with whipped cream. Surprise me.          …

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Drunken Chicken, Crispy Kale

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 12, 2010 at 9:10pm

Rishia & Andrew Zimmern brought us an incredible dinner tonight. Chinese drunken chicken – fragrant, sticky, tender, and sweet – with rice to soak up the insanely addictive sauce. (The pic doesn’t do it justice, sorry, lost my light…) We four put away an impressive amount of rice, blame that damn sauce. I’m going to…

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Garlic Soup with Vegetables, Ham, & Fried Egg

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 10, 2010 at 7:02pm

Another egg. I know! But what can I say? Garlic soup ladled over a fried egg is a classic dish and one of the yummiest things on the planet, so there it is. I added vegetables and ham to the soup, because I had vegetables and ham to use and I knew they’d rock with…

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Apple & Pear Galette

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 10, 2010 at 5:51am

You can thank the asparagus & leek tart (below) for this treat. The original pie crust (pate brisee) recipe makes two crusts (I halved it for the posted recipe), so I had extra dough sitting in the fridge. I brushed over it a couple of times, thinking I’d probably make another quiche and freeze it….

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Farmily

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 7, 2010 at 7:42pm

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know that I love visiting my aunt Mary and uncle Bruce’s farm in west-central Minnesota. If you’re a new reader – welcome! – and here’s why: Beauty. Stillness.             Warm, buttery scones with softly scrambled eggs and browned sausages….

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Momofuku Milk Bar Compost Cookies

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 6, 2010 at 7:33am

Second dessert in a week? Not my usual, since I tend to favor savory over sweet, but I had a special reason. My 3-year old nephew Cooper spent a few days with us and Cooper loves (wuvs) a good cookie. Plus, I’ll admit, I’ve had this funky recipe on my mind since I read it…

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