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How to Sauté Green Beans or Any Dense Vegetable

I couldn’t make this just about beans…because the truth is this method will work for any…and I mean any dense or firm vegetable. Sauté – unlike frying – is to cook food quickly (usually well under 10 minutes)  in a wide, flat bottomed skillet, in a small amount of oil, over high heat. That’s why […]

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Pan Fried Polenta with Sautéed Mushroom

Growing up, I thought polenta was strictly an Italian peasant dish. Later, I discovered that it was the darling of chic restaurants everywhere. But it’s just cornmeal, a common staple of nearly every ethnic group across the globe from Africa to Asia, Europe to South America and the American South (where it’s used to make […]

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3 Springtime Vinaigrettes to Hug your Greens

  There’s nothing quite like a beautifully emulsified vinaigrette to gently hug your greens … just enough to enhance their natural goodness and leave your palate with a delightful tang. Homemade vinaigrettes have no preservatives or extra calories. You’ll know exactly what goes in them because you made them yourself, from scratch. Another bonus: they’re […]

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