Monthly Archives: March 2012

Grilled Pork Chops with Mustard-Maple Sauce over Local Greens

One of the ways in which I’ve managed to eat healthier is by, whenever possible, eating locally-produced foods from suppliers that I know or am familiar with. This means I’m eating fewer processed foods, and a lot more foods grown … Continue reading

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Beet and Mango Black Bean Salad

I was looking for an easy side-dish to make with my dinner tonight that was a bit of a change of pace.  I had some fresh beets in my refrigerator, and while I love steamed beets I wanted something different … Continue reading

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Stir-Fry Shrimp, Mushrooms and Asparagus with Ginger-Soy Sauce

Tonight’s dinner was not at-all what I expected to make. I’ve been in the mood for pasta, and had planned to make a nice vodka-tomato sauce that I’d serve over pasta with mushrooms, shrimp, and feta (I’ll still do that … Continue reading

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Port-Balsamic Sauce and Port-Smashed Sweet Potatoes

I just returned two days ago from a trip to Spain. On the long flight back I sat next to a man who was returning from Portugal. My first trip through Western Europe started in Porto and the Douro Valley, … Continue reading

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‘Creamy’ Poblano Soup

After a few days of spring-like weather, I woke up this morning to cold (by my Southern standards) weather. When I started making dinner preparations, I was in the mood for something rich, warm and spicy. I had a bunch … Continue reading

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