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Grilled Eggplant Zucchini Sandwich with Garlic Sun Dried Tomato Spread and Goat Cheese

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Sandwiches for dinner! Really, it was only 1 sandwich but it was large enough to feed Baby Lady, Quickstep and me, along with kale chips and grilled corn on the cob with mojo de ajo. What a treat. Continue reading Grilled Eggplant Zucchini Sandwich with Garlic Sun Dried Tomato Spread and Goat Cheese

Cream of Eggplant Soup

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It has been a beautiful winter throughout the country this year. I had almost forgotten about winter. Almost, then I came to Chicago. It was 81 F when I left Dallas at 5:00 pm. When I arrived in Chicago it was 38 F. As I sit in O’Hare waiting on my flight home, the thermometer is steadily dropping, it’s dreary outside and snow is on the way. I am ready for a nice bowl of soup instead of this rubberized chicken salad at Macaroni Grill. Food on the plane would have been better. Blech! 😦 Continue reading Cream of Eggplant Soup


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Cioppino is an Italian American classic. While many people believe the dish originated in Italy, it actually originated in San Francisco and was made famous in the 1850s by Genoese immigrant Giuseppe Bazzuro and his abandoned ship turned Italian restaurant bearing his name. Originally, the dish was a purée of cooked vegetables and leftover fish scraps. Over the years, it has transformed into a luscious stew using local delectable shell fish such as dungeness crab, briny prawns, and sweet small shrimp, along with heaps of clams, mussels, and chunks of flaky fish. All of this is simmered with lots of tomatoes and wine. Continue reading Cioppino

Baby’s Grouper Ceviche

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Given the temperate climate we have been having in Texas throughout the winter, we haven’t made a lot of soups, stews or hardy meals. Although the months have flown by, the seasons have more or less remained the same, except we are not being brutalized by searing heat. As such, we are still eating light, crisp meals we would typically eat in the Spring, Fall and Summer. Today was ceviche. Baby makes a pretty mean ceviche. Continue reading Baby’s Grouper Ceviche

Baby Lady’s Marinated Tofu Stir Fry.

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First, I have to say without disclaimer, I absolutely love my wife, the Baby Lady! Although she has no professional training and is self taught in the culinary arts (she is an electrical engineer, teacher and project manager by education and training), she is a fabulous and adventurous cook with an incredible feel for food. She is also one of those people who can go somewhere for dinner and identify every ingredient in a dish. It’s uncanny. Unfortunately, telling a story aint her strength (she will forgive me for this comment, I hope :D). Continue reading Baby Lady’s Marinated Tofu Stir Fry.

Spicy Paprika Cauliflower Soup with Dumplings

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One of the food magazines Baby Lady & I read is Saveur. I have a Zinio subscription which is delivered directly to my PC, my MacBook and my iPad. It’s great on the iPad because if I ever want to cook a recipe from it the iPad is so Portable and takes up so little counter space. When I received the November 2011 Saveur magazine, in an article, The Art of Soup, Baby Lady noticed the recipe for Karfiolleves (Paprika Spiced Cauliflower Soup with Dumplings), a traditional Hungarian soup. As it should be, soup making is serious business in Hungary. Most meals in Hungary begin with a soup and cauliflower is a common soup ingredient. Continue reading Spicy Paprika Cauliflower Soup with Dumplings