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Persimmon Obsession: Four Recipes With Persimmons

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 2:25 PM

A few weeks ago, I was at my grocery store buying persimmons when someone asked me if they were tomatoes. I guess not everyone is familiar with the sweet fruit that is also known as Fruit of Sharon.

Growing up in Russia, the persimmons we ate had flat, dark...

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Savory Oatmeal For Breakfast

(3) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 7:36 PM

I remember having to eat oatmeal for breakfast when I was a little girl. It was not a pretty picture. I had to sit at the table for as long as it took me to eat the entire portion of the brownish bland porridge. I did it, but I was...

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What To Make With Nutella: Three Fun Ideas

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 9:32 AM

I'm sure you've seen those commercials advertising Nutella as a healthy spread for your wholewheat toast for breakfast. You know what I think? I think Nutella is an incredible DESSERT. I can eat it right out of a jar, or spread it on sliced apples if I want to feel...

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Put An Egg On It!

(2) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 9:38 AM

I don't know about you, but lately I've been obsessed with adding poached eggs to my dishes. Somehow, they just make everything look and taste better. I bet it's the runny rich egg yolk that's responsible for making whatever it coats more decadent and unforgettable.

Below are three of my...

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Get Ready For Fall With Soup Recipes

(1) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 10:41 AM

Maybe it's because I grew up in Russia, but August is the last month of summer in my book. Fall starts on September first. Even though the weather in DC area is still hot and humid, I'm already dreaming of cooler weather, sweaters and boots, and making soups, stews and...

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My Take on Three Mexican Dishes

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 2:18 PM

I love Mexican food. The creamy guacamole, the cheesy enchiladas, the spicy hot chocolate. Unfortunately, great Mexican food is hard to find where I live, and so from time to time I make my own version of Mexican food in my kitchen. I don't claim that these dishes are a...

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Cooking With Smoked Salmon: Not Just Bagel With Lox

(4) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 11:12 AM

I absolutely love smoked salmon. The salty, fatty, coral-colored slices of salmon are a perfect addition to breakfast, lunch or dinner. Of course, most of you are familiar with bagels smeared with cream cheese and topped with smoked salmon, but there are so many other ways to use this good-for-you...

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Five Cold Summer Soup Recipes

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 5:16 PM

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Three Ideas For Adding Fruit To Your Salads

(4) Comments | Posted August 5, 2012 | 1:26 PM

I find it sad when some restaurants still consider a pile of lettuce with a few slices of cucumbers and tomatoes a salad. When I make salads at home, I like to incorporate different types of greens with in-season produce, and often add protein in forms of chicken, tofu of...

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Frozen Treat: Blueberry and Pomegranate Popsicles

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 5:36 PM

During the weekend I visited a few farms in Montgomery County, Md., and saw bushes still filled with blueberries. Blueberries are some of the easiest berries to pick and I love eating them as is or adding them to salads or muffins.

A while back I developed...

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Meatless Monday Recipes

(15) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 3:16 PM

It is no secret that I love meat. From time to time, however, I try to eat meals that are based on vegetables, tofu, or beans. Meatless Monday is the perfect reminder to do just that.

What are your favorite meatless meals?

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5 Recipes to Make With Zucchini

(4) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 6:11 PM

It's summer and some of you might have an overwhelming amount of zucchini on your hands. Of course you can grill or make vegetable soups with your zucchini, but it can get a bit boring.

The following five recipes incorporate zucchini into main dishes as well as meatballs and breakfast....

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Dress Up Your Gazpacho: Gazpacho with Marinated Feta, Olives & Basil

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 2:35 PM

This recipe for Gazpacho with Marinated Feta, Olives & Basil takes literally minutes to put together, packs a lot of flavor and is incredibly pretty.

Make this on a hot day or whenever you are craving tomatoes.

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Gazpacho with Marinated Feta, Olives & Basil

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