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Charred Peppers, Chorizo and Quinoa Salad

The best part of summer is that I get to experiment with fresh produce from the farmer’s market. Yesterday I had bought quite a haul from the downtown Bethesda Farmers’ Market. I had an assortment of multicolored hot and sweet peppers, a lot of multicolored cherry and grape tomatoes and a large chorizo sausage made by a local Amish...
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Grilled Asian Swordfish Kabobs

I have been trying to incorporate more fish in our diet at home but given the varied preferences and tastes of everyone in the family (the two kids, my husband and I) it is hard to find common ground that might work for everyone. At one point everyone in the family loved Salmon (especially Teriyaki Salmon) but then my...
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Creamy, Zucchini, Basil and Bacon Soup

My regular readers may have seen my recent pictures on facebook of my baseball bat sized Zucchini that I picked yesterday from my backyard veggie patch. Despite being so big, the zucchini were quite tender and not in the least seedy inside. Fresh Zucchini is an excellent source of antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C and with all the effort...
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Grilled Swordfish Kabobs with Grilled Pattypan Squash

My husband and I have been trying to cut back on carbs and eat a diet that is heavy on vegetables and includes healthy low-fat/lean meats. Both of us love fish but we’ve often found it quite difficult to find fresh affordable fish. Somehow most fish at the local supermarket or even at Whole Foods is stale and just...
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Crispy Zucchini and Spinach Indian Fritters/pakoras

Today’s harvest from my backyard veggie-patch was quite an assortment of vegetables – I got some zucchini, some baby spinach, tomatoes and some yellow squash. None of the individual vegetables was enough to make a whole dish for the family and so I had to resort to combining a few of them. Then again, given the pickiness/preferences of everyone...
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