Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Salad

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I would love to say that I was feeling especially patriotic while making this salad, but really? I was thinking about Panera. My friend and I ate there a few days ago, following our usual business meetings: TJ Maxx, coffee, Target, Nordstrom Rack…you get the idea. It’s vigorous—not for the faint of blood sugar. By…

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Minted Orzo Salad with Chickpeas and Feta

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This easy orzo salad is one of my all-time favorite side dishes and it’s also one of my most-requested. It requires such minimal effort, but the results are seriously impressive. The mint and feta surprise you and make each bite interesting. You’ll love the way they pair with the bright lemon vinaigrette. Next time you want…

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The Simplest Poached Salmon with Pesto and Feta

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Listen, I swoon over salmon in restaurants The chef pan sears her in some perfectly piping fat, to a fiery pink crust, bakes her to a buttery, slippery center, broils her, even, just ‘til her flakes feel melting on my tongue. But at home, all the salmon I prepare myself is less lovable. She’s never…

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Greek Lemon and Feta Couscous

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A few weeks ago Near East asked me if I’d like to be a part of their Couscous for a Cause dinner campaign, an effort to raise awareness of hunger in Washington state. By hosting a Near East sponsored dinner party, the company would donate 250 boxes of couscous to Northwest Harvest, Washington’s hunger relief…

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If I Had a Million Flatbreads

  Let’s just say, hypothetically, that you were to buy flatbreads this weekend.  And then, let’s say, you were to decide that you would eat one buttered and blistered round for every single meal seven ways to next Sunday. With feta. And a coke. And a semi-permanent grease beard.     I only ask because…

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BLTizza

  Meet the BLTizza Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and izza. She’s awfully purdy.     On Sunday when I asked Daniel what I should make for lunch, he kissed me sweetly, told me to choose, but reminded me that he “doesn’t love BLTs" like I do. I smiled and told him, “oh, thank you for reminding…

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Lemon Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki and Feta

  First it was falafel, then burgers, and now, chicken gyros. This place reeks of a street food fair.     Someone get me a curbside cart. And a megaphone. Always a megaphone. [Please come over? Bathe me? A new-ish set of pajamas?]     My criteria is rigid: all food I make lately must…

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Baked Falafel with Lemon Tahini Sauce

  Uh hi, hello, Paris? I’m sorry, I’m trying to reach France – the country not the Hilton. Sure, I’ll wait. I understand the confusion. Oh hi, hello there! My name is Andrea Mitchell and I just wanted to speak with someone about the food there.     No, not the crepes. Uh uh not…

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Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken, Feta, and Olives

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Sometimes I have no idea what I’ll do next with chicken. I think I’ve done all I can with nature’s blandest white meat. I’m plum clucked out. Interestingly, these are usually the times when chicken breast is a steal at the market. At the very sight of a flashy sale sign, I elbow kindly 74…

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