Sear, Simmer & Stir

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Category Archives: Sides

Sweet and Warm Rosemary Citrus Salad

This simple citrus salad is just that – super simple and made of citrus.

January 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Shrimp, Lime and Black Bean Quinoa

A dish that warms my body as much as Matthew Crawley warms my heart.

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Giving Thanks – And Green Bean Casserole

At every holiday (well, at every meal), my family is all about the food. And while the turkey does take front-and-center at Thanksgiving dinner, more planning, effort and love goes into the millions of side dishes.

November 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Cape Ceviche

Greetings from Wellfleet, Massachusetts — a quaint, gallery-run town in the Outer Cape. I’ve only been here for the better part of two weeks, but feel as though I’ve done … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ginger, Maple and Mango Soba Noodles

It’s mid-July and that means wedding season is in full-swing. And for the girlfriends of the bride-to-be, summer is also known as bachelorette season. This weekend was my first in … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Beachy Beans and Other Summer Happenings

What makes these beans beachy? Well, as I already stated, they are light and portable; but best of all, they are lemony, garlicy, creamy and amazing when served alongside anything that just came off the grill.

June 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa salad seems to be everywhere this season. Recent issues of Bon Appétit and Food & Wine both feature quinoa salad recipes, and even our local magazine, The Washingtonian, can’t … Continue reading

June 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cool as a Cucumber (Dip)

Let’s face it, the most amazing foods in life are the ones intended for dipping…. Need we run through the list? Apple slices dipped in caramel French fries dipped in … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Balsamic Quinoa with Sautéed Spinach, Tomatoes and Garlic

OK, people – Best news ever. The pool is finally open! It’s true! Right now, the sun is shining, the temperature is pushing 80 and the reality of summer is … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Rustic Avocado, Arugula and Fried Egg Open-Face Sandwich

With one bite of this simple open face sandwich, and I was immediately transported to an open-air kitchen in the heart of Italy. I even instinctively reached for a glass … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

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