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I started writing this months ago but this is a great wintertime meal as well.  See the notes for appropriate substitutions. Enjoy!

I’m enjoying the last night before students return out on the terrace. Tomorrow the chaos begins but in this moment the breeze is cool, the wine is cold, and my table is laden with the best my farmer’s market has to offer. Fruit and veg have had all summer to come to their most perfect peak and the payoff is happening right now.  My latest jaunt yielded 2 huuuuge eggplants for $.50 /each and a floral bouquet sized bunch of basil for $1.99.

Eggplant Pesto Ingredients

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First things first: HI!!!!  *waves* If you’re finding me from or Pinterest, welcome. I hope you find something you like. I finally figured out how to add the Pinterest button to all my posts so if it makes you smile, please click 🙂

I mentioned earlier in the week that I’m on a quinoa kick and have had a fridge full of lobster claws, so lets try something different.  My friends and family love my seafood mac and cheese, but lots of special people in my world are going gluten-free for a variety of reasons. I think this is a great way for someone who is gluten sensitive or insulin resistant to have something creamy and hearty.

Three variations on a theme below – let’s roll, below the cut!


Oooey Gooey Easy Cheesy Quinoa Lobster Bake

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The title of this post is somewhat of a misnomer, as there is a fair amount of garlic in the recipe, but honestly, if I included 4 of the 6 main ingredients in the title, you wouldn’t have read this, would you? Let’s cook!

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Holidays are always a much-welcomed chance to put new and special twists on my family and friends’ favorite foods.

This year I revisited and revised some old recipes, to (I think) great success.

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I’ve been remiss, friends. I’ve taken another long blogging sabbatical (blogatical?)  I was busy, then I was traveling, then my working, then I was sick, Excuses excuses, so on and so forth.
Can I make it up to you?

Fear not, friends. There will be LOTS of cooking this week. Not only is this Thanksgiving week, the holy grail of gluttony in the name of tradition, I’m at my Grandma’s house.
She’s one of my favorite people in the universe and has a kitchen a food nerd could live in forever. Every gadget, appliance, and utensil you can imagine. Cast iron pans seasoned to non-stick and big flavor perfection over 60 years. And a chest freezer that made the trek from NJ to Florida that holds more secrets,tricks, and goodies than Marry Poppins’ carpet bag.
This is gonna be fun.
I came in from seeing my auntie perform in an amazing show last night to find pork chops thawing in the sink. I scrounged around the fridge and freezer, and this is what we got.

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