Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

A quick dinner recipe featuring golden tilefish with a spicy breadcrumb topping. Try it with any white fish fillets including cod, tilapia, flounder, snapper, bass, croaker, halibut or grouper. ~~~ I found some interesting info about golden tilefish on NOAA’s Fish Watch website. “The saying ‘you are what you eat’ rings true for this fish – they …

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Ribbonfish puttanesca is a quick, boldly-flavored dish of tomatoes, garlic, red pepper, black olives, capers, anchovies and herbs. You can substitute cod, snapper or bass for the ribbonfish. ~~~ I had never heard of ribbonfish before buying it at Locals Seafoods. It’s a popular fish in Asian markets but you don’t often see it elsewhere. …

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Seriously swoonable: kale, chicken sausage, wild rice, Gruyère cheese, mushrooms and caramelized onions baked until golden, crusty perfection.  ~~~ Have you ever had the last bite of leftovers and felt a little sad? Dang, it was so good and now it’s gone. You make a note to self that you MUST make that again soon. Yup, …

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Ten recipes (and one bonus idea) for using leftover ricotta cheese before it goes bad–recipes that you might like even better than whatever you made with that ricotta. ~~~ It happened again. When I was done making spaghetti squash, sausage and spinach lasagna, I had about 1-1/2 cups of ricotta cheese leftover. But I didn’t …

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This creamed greens recipe includes pancetta, mushrooms, red bell and poblano peppers, onions and carrots. Try it with kale, tatsoi, spinach, collard, turnip or any other greens. ~~~ The creamed greens recipe I posted two months ago is really good, but I kept thinking it could be even better. It could be creamed greens deluxe. …

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This  sweet and savory, ham and cheese French toast is the breakfast of my dreams and perfect for a Valentine’s Day breakfast. Ham and cheese combined with onion, garlic, maple syrup, brown sugar and cayenne–swooningly delicious. ~~~ On New Year’s Day we woke up hungry. New Year’s Day is also my honey’s birthday so I wanted to …

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This spaghetti squash, sausage and spinach lasagna recipe may cause you to never go back to regular lasagna again. It’s that good. ~~~ The gluten-free and paleo movements have brought a welcome burst of creativity into our kitchens. I follow neither diet but I love how GF or paleo recipe developers have found ways to substitute …

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