Chicken Salad: Rosemary Apricot

Chicken Salad: Rosemary Apricot

Since working at the deli, I’ve had all too many opportunities to rework and reinvent chicken. One of my favorites has to be chicken salad….

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Shredded Brussel Sprouts

Shredded Brussel Sprouts

If you think you don’t like brussel sprouts – think again!  They are one of those foods that we always group together with lima beans in the…

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Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Parsnips have become a great discovery and addition to my rotating melange of roasted veggies.  Once the leaves begin to turn and the light gets an…

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Let's talk Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Let’s talk Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

It’s true, one of my favorite cooking ingredients is olive oil.  Not just any olive oil, but green, fruity Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.  “Aren’t they all…

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Parmesan Truffle Chicken vol. II

Parmesan Truffle Chicken vol. II

Cooking chicken at a high temperature with olive oil will make the skin crispy and brown.  It’s important to rub the seasoning into the meat (i.e….

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A little dinner conversation: Fun truffle FACTS!

A little dinner conversation: Fun truffle FACTS!

1) From the fungi family, these pricey fungi tend to look like shriveled up black brains, although in this picture, they look a little more like poop. 2) Black…

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Parmesan Truffle Chicken vol. I

Parmesan Truffle Chicken vol. I

Remember that Truffle salt we discussed?  Well, you’ll be thuroughly happy about your purchase once you begin to sprinkle it on everything from scrambled eggs…

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Roasted Cauliflower for the Gods

Roasted Cauliflower for the Gods

Shown with Chimichurry Sauce Salty and light – add garbanzo beans or roasted chicken for a little protein punch.  If you go for the garbanzo beans, add…

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Simple Broiled Green Beans

Simple Broiled Green Beans

The is a lovely side dish, a great addition to a salad or lunch if you just want something crunchy and light. Feeds 2-4 (depending how…

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Valentine's Day dinner: Chicken sausage, ravioli and roasted peppers

Valentine’s Day dinner: Chicken sausage, ravioli and roasted peppers

A few words about Valentine’s day.  1) You only care or keep score on Valentine’s day if you’re single.  2) By February 15th no one cares about your relationship…

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Penne with Corn, Parmesan and Garlic

Penne with Corn, Parmesan and Garlic

There’s a theme with my cooking – healthy, delicious, and quick!  After working a 12-hour day, I need some soul warming sustenance.  This uses pantry items…

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Winter in France

Winter in France

This is a satisfyingly lovely way to start a Saturday morning.  A little rich, yet light.  Seriously, is there anything more luxurious than a crisp Bosc…

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Welcome to Cookin' With Christina!

Welcome to Cookin’ With Christina!

How this blog (and my current lifestyle) came to be…. In 2008, I quit my corporate job, finished a formal 9-month yoga-teacher-training program and set…

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