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March 20, 2017
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Thursday, March 23, 2017 China Out to Rule the World – With Influence and Money

Some experts believe America is turning its back on Asia. What is one reason why they believe that? [President Trump tore up a plan to

Creamy Green Pea and Potato Soup Offers Hope, Comfort

April 22, 2013
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Creamy Green Pea and Potato Soup Offers Hope, Comfort

Leeks, potatoes, and frozen green peas quickly cook into a creamy, hearty soup that tastes like spring.

Creamy Green Pea and Potato Soup
Serves 4

2 tablespoons unsalted butter 

2 leeks, white and pale green parts only, sliced into thin

Pasta With Pea Pesto

April 15, 2013
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Pasta With Pea Pesto

Super simple, and doable even without a food processor, this pesto comes together with ingredients you’re likely to have on-hand.

Serves 4

 2 cups fresh or frozen peas

1 small garlic clove, minced (or if using hand mixer 1 tablespoon

Delicious Grilled Skirt Steak

April 8, 2013
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Delicious Grilled Skirt Steak

Indoor-Grilled Skirt Steak With Wilted Bacon Slaw

Total Time: 20 minutes Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

For the steak:

2 pounds skirt steak, membrane trimmed and discarded

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon coarse salt

For the slaw:

1 small green cabbage

Italian White Bean Sausage and Kale Stew

April 1, 2013
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Italian White Bean Sausage and Kale Stew

Do not let this simple stew recipe fool you, the result is more than the sum of its parts. The key is using a high quality Italian sausage, the spices are crucial for a great flavor.

This is a simple …

Lox, Caper and Rocket Salad

March 23, 2013
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Lox, Caper and Rocket Salad

A great spring salad in the Mediterranean diet style.

Lox, Caper and Rocket salad

Makes 4 servings

Caper-lemon dressing:

¼ cup caper brine (from the caper jar)

1 teaspoon oregano

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Jamaican Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

March 18, 2013
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Jamaican Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Jamaican shrimp tacos with mango salsa
Serves 4

For the shrimp:

 2 pounds raw medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 tablespoons Jamaican curry powder (or yellow curry powder)

1 cup Jamaican Jerk Barbecue sauce

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

Roasted Delicata Squash & Tortellini Salad

March 9, 2013
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Roasted Delicata Squash & Tortellini Salad

Serves 3-4

2 delicata squash, halved, seeded and cut into 1 inch chunks

1 clove garlic, minced or pressed

1 package fresh or frozen cheese tortellini

4 cups arugula or baby spinach, washed and dried

1/3 cup roasted pepitas

1/3

Sicilian Cauliflower and Black Olive Gratin

March 2, 2013
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Sicilian Cauliflower and Black Olive Gratin

 

A great healthy dish for the Mediterranean diet.

1 generous head green or white cauliflower (2 to 2 1/2 pounds)

Salt

1 small onion, finely chopped

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

16 imported oil-cured

Smoked Salmon Frittata with Caramelized Onions and Spinach

February 25, 2013
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Smoked Salmon Frittata with Caramelized Onions and Spinach

Breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner; this frittata works for any meal. Whipping it up in an oven-safe skillet is a breeze, there’s no flipping or crust required. Serve it with toast and cream cheese, for breakfast or with a side

In Brief

Selling Kids on Vegetables

How to get kids to eat vegetables? Marketing is the answer. You can call it tricks or just good ideas. Whatever works.

School lunchrooms are...

What Do You Call Yourself if Your Mother is White and Your Father is Black?

On the 2010 Census, President Barack Obama, identified himself as  “black.” But millions of Americans consider themselves “bi- or multi-racial.”  And their numbers are...

Mending Walls, By Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) was a great American poet. Just before he died, he read his poetry at the inauguration of President John...

Pineapple on Pizza? The Global Debate

The President of Iceland started it. Last week he joked that pizza topped with pineapple should be outlawed. His remarks set off a debate...

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