Daikon Noodles with Red Cabbage, Spinach Slaw and Sesame Mustard Dressing

Fresh, crisp and tangy, these daikon noodles with red cabbage and spinach slaw are irresistibly crunchy.

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This noodle salad is all about the crisp and crunch of the shredded slaw, the cool slipperiness of the daikon noodles and the punch of heat from the sesame mustard dressing.

I particularly like the combination of cabbage, spinach and daikon together because it’s light but substantial enough to be filling. Each bite packs a bold punch of textures and flavors that’s complimented by the nuttiness of two kinds of sesame seeds and the zip of spicy mustard.

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Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke) and Mushroom Sauté Persillade

Sunchokes are sautéed with mushrooms and finished with a shower of parsley, garlic and lemon.

Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke) and Mushroom Sauté Persillade

 

With a sweet nutty taste and a tender creamy interior when cooked, sunchokes are a welcome cool weather departure from potatoes and other root vegetables.

Also known as Jerusaleum artichokes (although not related in any way with either) they are part of the sunflower family and look a little like knobs of ginger root.

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Dark Chocolate Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies

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Dark and intense, these aren’t your ordinary macaroon cookies. These deep, rich, chocolate macaroon thumbprint cookies are one of my favorites to make around the… 

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Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway

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10 great ideas for everyone on your list and a chance to win each one. (Over $700 worth of gifts!)   It’s finally here…the holiday season… 

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Cinnamon Cranberry Poached Apples

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Tiny poached apples served in sweetly spiced syrup infused with warming spices like cinnamon, vanilla, star anise and the tartness of fresh cranberries.  These poached… 

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Creamy Baked Parsnips with Thyme

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An easy, creamy side of oven-braised parsnips with thyme. Braising has a way of bringing out the best in certain vegetables.  Take parsnips, for example;… 

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Thai-Style Coconut, Sweet Potato and Spinach Soup

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 A quick and hearty soup with sweet potatoes and spinach in a creamy coconut broth with Thai spices.  So let’s talk soup.  More specifically let’s… 

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Coconut Caramel Pecan Bars

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Pecan bars with a hint of cinnamon topped with a tender coconut caramel. This is one of those kinds of treats that I like to… 

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Delicata Squash Salad with Persimmons and Pomegranate Dijon Vinaigrette

Delicata Squash Salad with Persimmons and Pomegranate Dijon Vinaigrette

A cool-weather salad filled with roasted delicata squash, persimmons and pomegranate that’s brimming with bright  flavors and colors. While this time of the year warm… 

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Dark Chocolate Mousse Truffle Squares

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These dark chocolate truffle squares are smooth and intensely chocolatey. Pure deliciousness, that’s what these little squares are. Now if you’ve been reading this blog… 

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Chermoula Sauce

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Thick wedges of roasted acorn squash tossed with Chermoula sauce makes a simple but flavorful side. It’s hard to miss the piles of squash filling… 

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Vanilla Bean Chia Porridge with Sautéed Caramel Pears

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Take a little time in the morning to sit down to a nice warming bowl of vanilla bean chia porridge with caramelized pears.  I just… 

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