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Dijon Vinaigrette

Easy, fresh, flavorful and economical, Dijon Vinaigrette is a staple in my refrigerator.  Easy, fresh, flavorful and economical, a vinaigrette is a staple in my refrigerator. Even though it’s a salad dressing, I brush it on baked fish and drizzle it over roasted vegetables. 3 + 1 + 1 = vinaigrette A vinaigrette typically has a ratio of 3 to 5 parts oil (olive, canola, etc.) to 1 part acid (vinegar, lemon juice, orange juice). …

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White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip is a quick and easy protein- and fiber-packed friend to dip fresh vegetables and whole-grain crackers! Canned beans make it super simple! Bean dip sounds so ho-hum, but… beans are one of the most high-octane foods you can dip your pepper strips! The fiber in beans helps keep the munchies away. After eating them you feel full longer because the fiber slows the emptying of your stomach. I make this recipe a few times …

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Peruvian Quinoa Soup

Peruvian Quinoa Soup. Quinoa, veggies and a little spice make this humble soup PERFECT comfort food. Real food naturally. Julia Child said you don’t have to cook a masterpiece, just use good ingredients. Peruvian Quinoa Soup is a example. The Peruvians have been using good ingredients for centuries. I had to go to the remote Taquile island on Lake Titicaca to eat this delicious soup. Quinoa (KEEN-wah) Quinoa continues to be a staple in Peruvian’s diets. …

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Apricot Ginger Biscotti

These are a few of my favorite things…apricots, ginger, walnuts. All folded together in a crunchy Apricot Ginger Biscotti. Super treat and travel snack! When I travel, I always pack snacks. You just never know when hunger will strike. Though it’s usually not when you have enough time during a layover. It’s when time is tight. Girl Scout ready Like a Troop 838 Girl Scout, I come prepared. Cooking badge, circa…let’s see, that was a few years …