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sorrel pesto

sorrel pesto

Yesterday I had my first taste of sorrel. I don’t know why it took me so long to try it, but now I’m glad that I have. Encouraged by the friendly produce manager at my local health food store, I tore off a nibble and popped it in my mouth. I was so surprised by what...

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smoky barbecue meatloaf

smoky barbecue meatloaf

Meatloaf lovers unite! This smokey barbecue meatloaf is kept moist with well hidden mushrooms and the flavor is well balanced with smoked paprika and barbecue sauce. And an added bonus is the whole wheat bread crumbs to keep it healthy and full of fiber! I dare you to...

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maple tahini chicken stir-fry

maple tahini chicken stir-fry

This past weekend was a big one for the state of Vermont.  It was the Maple Open House weekend.  That’s when Vermont sugar houses open their doors to the public.  This resulted in a steady stream of cars jostling and bumping up our muddy, rutted road to reach our...

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turkey chili with pintos

turkey chili with pintos

Craig Claiborne, famed New York Times food writer, once said chili con carne, rather than apple pie, might be America's favorite dish. I know from my perspective it would certainly seem so. More than any other recipe, friends are always asking for chili recipe...

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bison bolognese

bison bolognese

Healthy bolognese sauce made with finely chopped carrots, onions and celery, with bison (or grass-fed beef) with fire roasted tomatoes. Served tossed with whole-grain pasta, it makes a healthy family friendly meal.  I think one of the first real arguments I had with...

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in print

  Here is a list of my published recipes. You can read more about my culinary background the other recipe development, food photography and content development work I do here. _______ 4 Slim Down Dinners, Recipes EatingWell Magazine, January 2016 Maple: 100 Sweet and...

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maple sesame cauliflower

maple sesame cauliflower

I have yet to see cauliflower listed on a kid's menu.  Heck, it isn't usually on the regular menu because a lot of adults I know won't eat it either.  But we all should eat it and here's 5 reasons why: Don't let it's white pallor fool you.  Cauliflower is a...

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Hi! I am Katie and I am glad you're here. Welcome to my Vermont kitchen. I am a classically trained chef, former food stylist and also a reformed dieter. Today, I believe no food should be off limits. Here on my food blog, you'll find hundreds of easy weeknight dinners, simple seasonal vegetable recipes and intuitive eating tips. If you've got seasonal produce and you're wondering what to do with it, or you're just ready to say goodbye to dieting, then we're going to be besties in like one minute! Take a look around, have a bite to eat and let's hang out!
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