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Caroline Caron-Phelps is a French Canadian-Japanese home chef and food blogger. Her blog Pickled Plum was started in 2010 from her small kitchen in Manhattan where she cooked meals for her husband and herself. With a French and Japanese heritage, her cooking showcases easy and healthy recipes peppered with an Asian twist everyone can make. Her recipes have been featured in Bon Appetit, Cooking Channel, Today, Buzzfeed, The Kitchn,, Brit + Co and Tagesanzeiger News.

Entries by Caroline Phelps

5 Easy Post-Holiday Cleansing Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 6:22 PM

Hopefully by now we've mostly disconnected from the holiday glut. It was fun while it lasted (who doesn't love washing brownies down with egg-nog), but snapping out of it is sometimes easier said than done. Mid-January is also the time that those resolutions to eat healthy in the new year...

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8 Easy Side Dishes for the Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 3:42 PM

Here are 8 easy and festive dishes your dinner guests will enjoy. Colorful, healthy and delicious sides that pair beautifully with most meat and poultry dishes.

1. Blackened Hasselback Carrots


2. Sauteed Caramelized...

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5 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Your Game Day BBQ or Tailgating Party

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2015 | 12:58 PM

The punishing August haze has receded for the most part. And, let's face it - it's one of the most magical times of the year... when football games bring families and friends together in front of TVs or in the stadium parking lot for an epic tailgating session. If you're...

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5 Delicious Quinoa Recipes to Help You Maintain That Summer Beach Body

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 4:01 PM

Well hello superfood! Quinoa is an edible seed that is high in protein, iron, fiber and magnesium - and goes with just about everything in the food lexicon. However, despite all of its healthy properties, quinoa is one of those things that, until recently, my husband (who is a ravenous...

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Better Than Take-Out: 5 Easy, Asian Stir Fry Recipes

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 2:27 PM

There's nothing better than a tasty stir-fry. And an added bonus to any homemade meal is one that takes almost zero time to prepare. Let's get this out of the way: you don't need a wok to stir-fry. Sure, it would be nice to have a properly seasoned wok at...

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5 Lighter Versions of Winter Comfort Foods

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 1:20 PM

Just because it's a billion degrees outside, with humidity that makes me question why we all don't just move to Arizona, doesn't mean we stop craving the foods that got us through the bleak winter. By all means, I have a burger, a hearty stew or a Chicago-style pizza from...

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4 Delicious Salads to Take to Your July 4th Blowout

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 3:13 PM

Independence Day is such a fun holiday. Aside from beautiful, bombastic fireworks displays and AAA baseball games, July 4th means there will be cookouts, BBQs and get-togethers galore! I can almost smell the burgers, hot dogs and ribs on the grill already. Here are four colorful and delicious side salads...

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5 Delicious Veggie-Loaded Recipes Your Kids Will Love

(1) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 1:46 PM

It's an issue as old as dinner itself. Mom or dad spends a ton of time preparing a well balanced meal for the family - and as dinnertime winds down, there's an inordinate amount of green stuff left on the plate of anyone under the age of 15. Kids won't...

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5 Simple and Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 11:39 AM

Ten years ago, if you told a waiter in a restaurant that you didn't eat wheat, you might have encountered raised eyebrows and perplexed silence as a response. But the times, they are-a-changin'. Whether you're gluten intolerant, or just eliminating gluten as a dietary choice - there have never been...

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Timehack: 5 Delicious Dishes, Less Than 20 Minutes of Your Day

(64) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 6:14 PM

We're all slammed. Family, job, Little League, errands, car trouble, furiously typing 140 characters on social media - and the neverending desire to spend a few minutes in the park with your toes in the grass. Who has time to cook? You do! It's totally possible to eat a fun...

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5 Flavor-Packed Summer Salads

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 12:58 PM

The sound of kids playing in the backyard. The wonderful smell of outdoor barbecued food wafting through the air. Baseball on TV. Wind chimes happily singing the arrival of warm and gentle breezes. Here are five bright, vibrant and flavorful salads to celebrate the arrival of summer.

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5 Healthy Recipes That Actually Taste Good

(2) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 12:53 PM

Eating healthy doesn't have to mean staring at a sad bowl of steamed vegetables with rice cakes on the side. There are lots of ways you can enjoy a healthy diet while still having access to plenty of delicious and satisfying flavors. Here are 5 healthy recipes that prove how...

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5 Non-Alcoholic Lazy Summer Drinks

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 2:16 PM

Here are 5 easy non-alcoholic drinks to make for family and friends on hot and humid summer days.

Tart Muddled Mint Lemonade


It doesn't get more beachy and summery than freshly made lemonade here in America! Some people like...

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5 Easy and Tasty Pickle Recipes

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 4:13 PM

Pickling is a method I use whenever I have a fridge full of vegetables that are getting close to their expiration date. It's incredibly easy and the result is always delicious! I'll eat cornichons and dill pickles out of the jar as a snack, but my favorite types are Asian...

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5 Delicious Ways to Use Miso

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 11:13 AM

Sure - anyone who has ever ordered a spicy tuna roll is ultra familiar with miso soup. But miso is a much more nuanced ingredient than its use in the ubiquitous cloudy appetizer soup might lead you to believe. In fact, it can be used for anything from...

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5 Easy, Delicious Pasta Dishes for Your Next Carb Fix

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 2:51 PM

Sometimes pasta is a necessity. Maybe you're carbo-loading for a marathon, or maybe you just need a little taste of Italy as a wistful reminder of that carefree, sun-drenched trip you took up the Amalfi Coast after a grueling eleven-hour-day under the fluorescent lights at the office. Regardless of your...

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5 Tasty Japanese Recipes to Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 2:59 PM

It has been a rough winter! With the weather related indignities of the post-holiday months keeping me increasingly indoors, I always seem to get a little stir crazy this time of year. A stroll in the sun is needed. And - guess what? It's coming. One of my favorite things...

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5 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Busy Parents

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 10:26 AM

Working parents have it tough. I have no earthly idea how it's possible to work 40+ hours a week, run errands, go to PTA meetings, put Band-Aids on boo-boos and prepare dinner for hungry families. But mom and dad are superhuman - and manage to fit more activity into one...

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7 Delicious Recipes for Your Super Bowl Blowout

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 3:52 PM

Super Bowl Sunday is the best. And whether you are a hardened football fan with a painted face and a brain full of home and away CMP%, ATTs, TDs and INTs, or just tune in to watch the commercials and halftime show, one of the best parts of the day...

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Where's the Beef? 5 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 9:06 AM

Yes, I love burgers. I love pork chops and fried chicken. But, the more I work with food, the more I save my love of meat for special occasions. Not only are veggies loaded with obvious health benefits, they are super versatile and immensely tasty. Plus, there's nothing better than...

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