Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

This chickpea salad features roasted red bell peppers, toasted pita, cucumbers, walnuts, raisins and capers with a spicy, herby, bold dressing. ~~~ Charmoula (or chermoula) is the star of this chickpea salad. According to NPR: “Born in Morocco, chermoula is a blend of spices like coriander and cumin along with fresh chilies, giving it a …

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Like many of you, we’re hungering for clean healthy food after a few weeks of heavy, fatty, salty, sweet and oh so delicious holiday feasting. Friday night I made marinated and broiled wild salmon, sautéed kale with mushrooms, onions and garlic and baked microwaved sweet potatoes – a colorful nutritious combo. To start us off, …

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