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Plum Almond Tart

Anything almond, I’m all for it. And this was a very nice, refreshing treat. I think I may have overcooked the filling a bit (or did something wrong while making it), but it was still good nonetheless. This would be good with any summer fruit, peaches, even pears. And did I mention almonds? Plum Almond...

Aloo Gobi with Potato and Cauliflower

Here we go again, making side dishes for meals. Add some spiced chicken to this and you’d have yourself a full on meal. I’m not a huge fan of cauliflower… something about the texture, but Taylor loved the flavors in this dish and gobbled it up. If you’re a fan of Indian food, you’ll appreciate...

Herbed Tofu and Zucchini Lasagna

So I thought that I’d never get to eat lasagna again, being that I can’t eat dairy… until I found this recipe. Let me tell you, this would fool anyone. The tofu/herb/lemon mixture becomes the exact texture of ricotta cheese, and has fantastic flavor. We might have added a bit too much lemon, as it...

Fettucine with Zucchini and Crispy Basil

If you’ve never fried basil before (not sauteéd, FRIED), you’re in for a real treat. When fried (which only takes a few seconds), the basil leaves turn bright green and become beautifully translucent. They’re crisp and crunchy and practically melt in your mouth. Mmmm! Just a warning: it pops. Big time! Use a pot with...

Turkey Meatball Sliders and Red Sauce

Taylor was in heaven when we made these little puppies. I managed to convince him to use ground turkey meat instead of the three-meat combo, but being that I’m not a big tomato fan, he doesn’t get robust red sauces too often. And for a ball of meat covered in red sauce, they weren’t bad....

Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Hazelnut Butter Sauce

We had found a recipe for mushroom ravioli, but once we found out the filling was nothing more than sautéed mushrooms we were slightly disappointed. So we took it up a notch, and added our own touch using leftover ingredients in our fridge. Let me just say, if you’re looking to indulge, or looking to...