4th of July Treats: Roquefurt Burger with Onion Jam, Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob

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Can you believe that June is almost over already? I can’t! I have no idea where the first half of the year disappeared to! The Fourth of July is right around the corner and it took me by surprise – I’m totally unprepared for it! Just in case you are too, I’m doing my 4th of July post early. That way if you get inspired by it, you’ll still have time to go out and get the ingredients. ;) [....]

Bacon Crusted Pork Chops with Turnip Puree and Squash

Last week, I received a beautiful new cookbook – Ricardo Larrivee’s Foods for Every Occasion – from Angie at Sea Salt with Food. I’ve been drooling over it every since! This is really a wonderful book: tons of recipes that are exactly to my tastes, more gorgeous photographs than I can count, and fun text. I love it! Of course, I has to make something from it right away.

This recipe is from the chapter “Looks like they’re staying for dinner…”. The chapter is full of recipes that don’t require any fancy ingredients – basically meals that you can make on the fly with staples ingredients. [....]

And the Winners are….

Mo and Happy Cook! Please email your address to lk@healthy-delicious.com and I’ll get your coupons in the mail. Congrats!!

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For your viewing pleasure, here are some photos that I took at the farmers market recently. Please forgive the lack of produce…. I took them a few weeks ago before it really started coming in. I’ll have to remember to bring the camera with me again!

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Meat-Free Friday: Eggnog Ice Cream

Eggnog in summer? Why not?

I’m going to make a confession here: I did not intend to make eggnog ice cream. I meant to make chai ice cream. However, silly me didn’t think that chai spices + egg custard would taste like eggnog! I’m not going to complain though because its actually really good. [....]

Cocoa-Coffee Bison with Pomegranite Syrup and Fresh Fig

The inspiration for this meal came from all over the place: an episode of Iron Chef, a chocolate cake, a fridge full of Pom, bad cheese that forced me to repurpose my figs…. I honestly wasn’t sure how this would come together until it was on the plate, but it was wonderful. The flavors were very earthy and the sweetness of the cocoa and fig was balanced against the tartness of the pomegranate and coffee. [....]

Rosemary-Thyme and Chocolate Chip Breads + Giveaway!

I think artisan breads are one of the biggest rip offs. I always stop to look at them at the farmer’s market. They’re beautiful and tempting, but I know they’re not worth the $5+ price tag when I can make one at home for just a few cents.

Breads can seem intimidating, but they really aren’t very difficult – especially if you use a “No Knead” method. Although this method requires some advance planning (it’ll need to rise all day), it only takes about 5 minutes of active prep time. [....]