How to cook Asparagus in the microwave

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Are you intimidated by asparagus? I know I was. Aren’t you glad we had this talk? I feel much better now. Until discovering this cooking method, Asparagus was a special occasion dish around here and I fretted each time. Should I boil it? steam it? bake it in the oven? Asparagus just seemed too elegant to […]

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Dairy Free Pizza Flavored Quiche

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This recipe is an old favorite of mine. Every few months or so, when I am truly brain dead, sleep deprived, not in the mood or just plain grumpy (no, I am not in my period, I just gave birth, thank you very much), I desperately browse my old recipe collection for inspiration. At a point in […]

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Slow cooker Chicken in wine and mushrooms

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I should really be fancy and call this dish something along the lines of “Coq au vin blanc et champignons”. Doesn’t everything sound better in French? It does, if you take a moment to ignore my accent. French pronunciation aside, this dish does, excuse my French, kicks b*tt. It is rich, comforting and elegant. A perfect company […]

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New look and thanks giving

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Look at the face lift my blog just got! Scroll up! scroll down! Isn’t it just darling?! Ain’t it cool? I love my geek!   (Good thing he is so easy to bribe.) Print this entry

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Zucchini Moussaka

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This is my personal, quick and easy version of a classic favorite. This zucchini moussaka is lighter and easier to make than its eggplant counterpart, not to mention that in order to cut even more on the calories and workload, I skip the heavy bechamel topping and decorate my moussaka with tomato slices.   Zucchini […]

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Slow Cooker Polish Pickle Soup

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No, I’m not pregnant again, thank you very much. I just love pickles. And soups. And this brilliant combination of the two. My Polish friend M. is the one who introduced me to this dish. M. is a medical professional, a talented musician, a great cook and an all around funny guy. He has this […]

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On new arrivals, forgotten recipes and a quick Goat Cheese and Tomato sauce Pasta

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On June 30th, 2011 at 17:17 in the afternoon to be exact, my new baby girl literaly glided into the world and our waiting arms. For once, after two very long and difficult past births, I was rewarded with a wonderful experience. If you are reading this, thanks everyone at the hospital!   Now that the […]

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Baby Countdown #7 Cucumber salad in Tahini sauce

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I have a confession to make. I have deliberately started this baby countdown with no real intention of finishing it. I was beyond certain that the baby will come quicker than my list of recipes will dry out. Well guess what? Tonight I am posting the last recipe on the list, bending to reach my keyboard over my […]

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Baby Countdown #6 Slow-cooker Spanish Style Chicken breast

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Last night I thought that was it. Labour I mean. I have been contracting every ten minutes since 8 PM, and throughout most of the night. Not being able to get any shut eye, I lovingly suffered the increasingly intense labour pains and waited for the desired 5 minutes mark. Which of course never came. […]

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Baby Countdown #5 Miniature Cheesecakes

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Captain’s log, post-date three. As if it was humanly possible, I woke this morning to a lower, more protruding belly. We are attracting sympathetic looks from passers-by. My husband took one look at me this morning and started wondering if we are going to have a baby basketball. I took one look at me this morning […]

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