Category Archives: chile pepper

Anti-Inflammatory Snacking: Roasted Moroccan-Spiced Chickpeas

On my quest for healthful, gluten-free snacks, I was recently reminded of roasted chickpeas.  You can roast any legume, but chickpeas in particular never cease to delight me, whether in creamy hummus, hearty soups, fresh salads, or roasted up all … Continue reading

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Nostalgia for Absent Loved Ones & Italian Pickled Green Tomatoes

Pickled green tomatoes — made by his Gramma B. — were one of my father’s favorite snacks growing up, especially when accompanied by a thickly buttered slice of Italian bread.  Many years ago, I developed the odd habit of deliberately … Continue reading

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The Olympics & Clean Snacking

I’m one of those obsessed Olympics junkies.  The Olympics thrill me, summer or winter.  I have my favorite events, but I’ll watch just about any of them.  I admire anyone who pushes the edge of his or her physical and … Continue reading

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Chilled Raspberry-Chile Champagne Soup

Ever since our trip to Santa Fe in May, the Midwestern Gentleman and I have been dreaming of cold raspberry soup. Since we had perused the menu online before dining at The Shed, our tastebuds were primed for this enticing … Continue reading

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Weekend in Santa Fe: Part II

The second day of our weekend in Santa Fe was as crazily jam-packed as the first.  After a fortifying brunch of fresh fruit and jalapeno-cheese quiche at the Inn on the Paseo, we started the day with some museum time.  … Continue reading

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A Rainy Weekend (?!) in Santa Fe, NM: Part I

We dodged between the rain drops, so to speak, during our weekend visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico.  A friendly shop owner informed us that the unusual May cold front and rain had swept into northern New Mexico from Iowa.  … Continue reading

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Avocado Toast

The lemony tang and peppery zip of this toast really wake me up in the morning.  I love it as a quick and filling breakfast, but it also makes a great snack any time of day.  One avocado can last … Continue reading

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