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Thai Basil Pesto

Summertime is a great time for pesto – you can make up a big batch, use it lots of different ways, even freeze it for a treat come wintertime. [Read more →]

July 26, 2012   4 Comments

Soba Noodles with Asian Greens & Peanut Sauce

My CSA has been churning out bok choy this season, and it is delicious. This past week, we also received a big bunch of tatsoi, another Asian green.  [Read more →]

June 18, 2012   No Comments

Easy Pasta with Lentils, Spinach & Leeks

The other day, I did a group presentation on “superfoods.” You know, nutrient-dense, health-promoting foods? And when we came to a pause, I asked the crowd, “What is your biggest barrier to eating healthy?” “Time” was the overwhelming answer. [Read more →]

May 11, 2012   No Comments

Pasta With Collards and Tomatoes

Ahhh, leafy greens. SO good for you, full of vitamins and calcium and all sorts of health-producing, cancer-busting stuff. But some of them? Sorta scary. Big and tough looking, and reputed to be . . . bitter. Blech, right? Not if you play ‘em right, my friends.

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April 4, 2012   1 Comment

Late to the Spinach Party – But Let’s Celebrate Anyway!


What? How could I not know this? March 26, 2012 is National Spinach Day?? Did you know that my Baby Spinach Salad, 7 Ways is one of the most popular posts of all-time here on Semi-Sweet? Check out scads of other delish spinach recipes right here, right now! Let’s party down, Sweeties.

Spinach is a superfood that’s ridiculously easy to incorporate into your repertoire – whether you like it cooked, raw or both. Baby or mature, it comes pre-washed and pre-bagged for EZ daily use. I “eat” about 4 cups of organic baby spinach every a.m. in my green smoothie . . . what’re your favorite ways to enjoy this lovely leafy?

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March 27, 2012   No Comments

Pasta Salad With Chicken, Raisins and Almonds

What do I miss most when I’m actively dieting? Carbs. Starchy starch starch. Mmmm. [Read more →]

March 16, 2012   No Comments

Super Quick, Dead Easy Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce

Summer tomatoes . . . anything better? But bumper-crops can get you down. [Read more →]

August 22, 2011   3 Comments

Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Hi Friends!  Long time, no post here . . . holidays and blog-hackers have kicked my butt these past couple of weeks . . . but never fear, there’s been lots of cooking here at casa Semi-Sweet, and I’m back on the scene to share my spoils with you.  Just in time for a long, lazy New Year weekend.

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December 31, 2010   1 Comment