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Best Temperature to Bake Salmon

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Salmon, like any other seafood, can easily be overcooked. At what temperature do you cook salmon without over or undercooking it? Everyone has their own degree which is natural since everyone has their unique palate. This is my preferred, tried and trusted, temperature to cook salmon. Continue reading

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A Little Game of Pretense and A Good Use For Cod

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Let’s pretend I’ve been here all along. Let’s just skip the casualties and move right along to what’s really important…Portuguese cod, potato, Mediterranean olives, grape tomatoes, wine, lemon, fragrant thyme, garlic–perhaps that’s a good cue to cut. This is my go-to recipe for a quick, delicious and unsuspecting dinner. This is Portuguese-style Cod and Potato.

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The Global Animal Partnership and a Good Dog

I made a promise not too long ago that I wasn’t going to eat any meat unless I was sure that it was from a farm that took better care of their animals. I’ve done loads of research and came up with farms in California and Georgia that had exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately, I’m not willing to travel from New York City just for a little protein. Through my research, I found out about the Global Animal Partnership and the tremendous work they are doing to “improve the welfare of animals in agriculture.” Adding to my victory, I also learned that my local Whole Foods Market features meats that were raised under this program. Now, getting Stage-5 chicken and beef is as easy as making a quick trip to Whole Foods.

Today I bring to you an alteration to the classic hot dog using sausage that was prepared with meat from GAP’s 5-Step program. This is one good dog made with andouille sausage, whole-grain mustard and local sauerkraut.

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My favorite coffee shop is on the verge of change…

I never gave much thought to scones. At least not until I discovered Inwood’s Darling Coffee and their incredible line-up of pastries and local brew. Now I’m hitting withdrawal if it’s been a few days sans scones, I’m head-over-mouth in love with them! They’re soft, and sweet and covered with magic pixie dust–or coarse pieces of brown sugar, whatever. Continue reading

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Farmers Market Find – Asian Inspired Fish Sandwich

I’ve on many occasions expressed my love of Chopped, my ultimate fantasy of standing before a basket of mystery ingredients with a pantry of opportunities before me. Well, there is no basket involved, but today I stood before a reusable bag of farmers market finds and boy did I succeed. This is my Farmers Market Fish Sandwich with Apple and Cabbage Asian Slaw.  Continue reading

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Cold Protein-Packed Salad and the Best Ceviche Ever!

Ceviche Pucusana from Ceviche105 in Miami, Fl.

There’s this thing about blogging where if you don’t post something for more than say…5 days, you feel like you’ve fallen off the face of the earth and have no hopes of climbing back to the surface. I spent the past week there and it took a combination of things to get me back on track. The good thing is I’ve been eating, delicious food at that, and I kept cooking. Continue reading

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Baked Goat Cheese and Oregano

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I love brunch. It’s the perfect excuse to whip up whatever the heck you feel like eating without being judged if it’s before noon and a little booze is involved. It’s simple, easy food and it really sets the rest of your day in motion. This is Baked Goat Cheese and Oregano, another simple brunch dish with goat cheese yet again.

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Butternut Squash Soup: Easier Said than Peeled

With a sudden drop in temperature, I have good reason to make this Autumn soup one last time before Spring warms things up. This is a little Autumn in Spring: Roasted Red Pepper and Butternut Squash Soup (and my favorite tea!). Continue reading

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The Best Desserts Are The Ones You Can’t Pronounce

It’s not often that I go to a restaurant and get blown away by something on the menu. This mind-altering ice cream and pastry dessert from the Azores knocked my proverbial socks off.

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