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pasta with sumac chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes and creamy mint-tahini sauce

by Jackie Newgent  |  July 19, 2021  |  3 Comments
My newest, really tasty, delightfully messy, totally comforting obsession is this pasta with sumac chickpeas, spinach, tomatoes and creamy mint-tahini sauce! It’s got plenty of creaminess with a variety of colors and textures. And it’s full of Mediterranean flavors. I find it kind of addictive (in a healthy way, of course)!
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fattoush with heirloom tomatoes

by Jackie Newgent  |  April 11, 2021  |  1 Comment
If you don’t already have a favorite fattoush salad, you need this fattoush with heirloom tomatoes in your life. It’s fresh, vibrant, and even fun. And for me, it’s quite comforting. I know, I know! Leafy salads aren’t usually thought of as comforting. But it is for me since fattoush is the first salad I ate as a child. And it’s the only one I actually liked until I was a teen and started to experiment with “diet” salads. (Yikes!)
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herbed zucchini fritters

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 13, 2021  |  2 Comments
I get so excited when the air is warmer and the days are brighter … and when it’s zucchini season. It means there will be plenty of these herbed zucchini fritters to indulge in. Better yet, here’s the recipe for you to try so that we can all indulge in them!
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lemony herb farro salad with avocado & grilled zucchini

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 22, 2019  |  3 Comments
It’s the time of year for showers, picnics, and other fun gatherings. So, this is also the time of year I create a new salad to serve for these joyful occasions. So, what’s in my new salad? Well, it’s a farro salad. But it’s way beyond just that. It’s full of refreshing ingredients, intriguing textures, lots of nutrition, and pops of color. It’s totally not one of those salad afterthoughts … it’ll be the star of the plate!
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simple middle eastern scramble

by Jackie Newgent  |  August 30, 2018  |  0 Comments
When in doubt for what to fix for dinner, I scramble up some eggs for my entrée. Yep, I think of eggs as an anytime food, not just a breakfast-time fix. Then I top them with whatever I have on hand that I think will taste good together—-or that I don’t want to go to waste. I seriously don’t know if I’ve ever made the exact same version twice. That’s part of the fun! Today, I had a serious amount of fresh mint growing in one of the pots on my balcony; so, I figured I’d create a scramble with middle eastern flair. In addition to the fresh mint leaves, I topped these eggs with a sprinkling of harissa to...
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