Otsu (or Fiery Lemon Ginger Soba Noodles with Shrimp)


I came across this recipe a few weeks ago, when I first purchased Super Natural Cooking, a wonderful book by Heidi Swanson of www.101cookbooks.com. It looked intriguing. Apparently, this dish comes from a little restaurant near where Heidi lives called Pomelo. I love Asian foods (in case you haven’t already figured that out by my numerous Asian-inspired…

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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Bringing the Bayou to the ‘Burbs


It seems as though nowadays, neighbors don’t speak with one another as they used to. Everyone works long hours, there are countless events away from the home, and even to some degree, those (gasp!) electronic distractions, such as the internet, TV, and gaming consoles, all keep us from meeting our neighbors and socializing. My family…

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Smoky Chipotle Macaroni and Cheese


I know, I know, before we even start, I’m sure you’re thinking: What is up with the chipotle obsession? Seriously? Can’t you branch out just a little bit? Yes. I can. And I know. It does appear as though it’s an obsession. I can’t help it. I do love chipotle peppers. I actually love a…

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Turnip Green, Bean and Cheese Empanadas


This past Saturday, I attended a dinner with some of my friends. But it wasn’t just any ol’ dinner. This was a dinner with a purpose: to learn more about seasonal, local, and organic foods and how to cook with them. You see, the group decided earlier this spring that we needed a “Supper Society”,…

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