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Bolognese with Turkey – A Hearty but Healthy Meal

  Bolognese sauce is a classic Italian pasta sauce that is hearty, delicious and satisfying.  Every once in a while I like to make classic dishes. The name Bolognese comes from its place of origin – in Bologna, Italy. There are many variations to this dish. The traditional Bolognese sauce uses ground beef but here I opted to use ground…

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Banana Bread with Walnuts and Chocolate Chips

The smell of fresh banana bread baking in the oven is just irresistible.  My neighbor next door knows what I’m cooking when she smells something good coming out from the windows.  I love to make banana bread especially when there are ripe bananas on the kitchen counter.  It’s a good way to make use of ripe fruit and make something…

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Chocolate Crepes with Strawberry, Mango, and Kiwi

Making chocolate crepes is quite easy.  All you need is a basic crepe recipe and add chocolate flavoring.  In this recipe I flavored the crepes with cocoa powder.  I wanted to try some tropical flavor on the filling.  I thought  mango will add a tropical flavor combined with strawberries and kiwi. The creamy mascarpone (which is the Italian version of cream…

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Chickpeas with Artichokes and Pita Mediterranean Style

I love making this sauteed chickpeas inspired by the Mediterranean flavors of oregano, olive oil, garlic, olives, and red chili flakes. It reminds me of my trip to Italy where I ate my way up through Florence, Pisa, Sienna, Rome, and Venice. The combination of chickpeas with artichokes, tomatoes, and capers makes it a delicious party dip or a satisfying…

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Broiled Salmon in Citrus Ponzu Sauce

I try to make broiled salmon for dinner at least once a week.  It’s actually my personal favorite because to me it’s comfort food.  Because salmon is a big fish, you get a lot of flaky meat from it.  I love that it cooks fast and it tastes amazing! It has a delightful sweet flavor. This succulent and delicious broiled salmon…

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Grilled Pork Chops with Rosemary & Garlic

These flavorful grilled pork chops are great for last-minute dinner plans. They can be made quickly and easily if you’re in a time crunch – just marinate them in the fridge for 20 minutes or more and they’re ready to hit the grill! Aromatic rosemary combined with balsamic vinegar, blended with fresh garlic and olive oil, makes for a heavenly…

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Salmon Cakes with Tender Greens and Lemon Aioli

These luscious salmon cakes are so easy to make. It is a good alternative to traditional crab cakes. In my neck of the woods, crab can be very expensive because it comes from back east.  Salmon is a good option as it is rich in omega fatty acids and a great source of protein.   Here it is served with…

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Spaghetti with Tuna and Capers, in 15 Minutes

Spaghetti is a classic comfort food, but why not make it healthy with tuna, capers, tomatoes and spinach? This is a great alternative if you are craving to eat spaghetti without the meat sauce and with much less cheese.  It also makes for a great complete meal because you have lean protein, vegetables and carbs all in one dish. The…

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