• Chicken Sate with Red Curry Sauce
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    Chicken Sate with Red Curry Sauce

    Serves: 6

    Time: 30 minutes

    Difficulty: Easy

    Everyone loves chicken sate dipped in peanut sauce. However, just because you can’t eat peanuts shouldn’t mean that you can’t enjoy this classic starter.  This red-curry dip packs just as much flavor, adds a bit […]

  • Avocado and Cucumber Soup with Gazpacho Salsa
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    Avocado and Cucumber Soup with Gazpacho Salsa

    Serves: 4-6

    Time: 15 Minutes

    Difficulty: Easy

    A lot of people think that soups are only for cold weather months. Here’s one that is not only refreshing and delicious, but will get you out of your kitchen in a jiffy.

  • Sliced Brussels Sprouts Salad
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    Sliced Brussels Sprouts Salad

    Serves: 8

    Time: 30 Minutes

    Difficulty: Medium

    At a dinner this past summer at Trattoria Marcella, the waiter talked us into this salad, and we were grateful that he did.  Two days later, my daughter Kayla and I created our version of […]

Chicken Sate with Red Curry Sauce

Chicken Sate with Red Curry Sauce

Serves: 6

Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Avocado and Cucumber Soup with Gazpacho Salsa

Avocado and Cucumber Soup with Gazpacho Salsa

Serves: 4-6

Time: 15 Minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Sliced Brussels Sprouts Salad

Sliced Brussels Sprouts Salad

Serves: 8

Time: 30 Minutes

Difficulty: Medium

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Chicken Sate with Red Curry Sauce

Chicken Sate with Red Curry Sauce

Serves: 6

Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Everyone loves chicken sate dipped in peanut sauce. However, just because you can’t eat peanuts shouldn’t mean that you can’t enjoy this classic starter.  This red-curry dip packs just as much flavor, adds a bit […]

View Recipe

 
Avocado and Cucumber Soup with Gazpacho Salsa

Avocado and Cucumber Soup with Gazpacho Salsa

Serves: 4-6

Time: 15 Minutes

Difficulty: Easy

A lot of people think that soups are only for cold weather months. Here’s one that is not only refreshing and delicious, but will get you out of your kitchen in a jiffy.

View Recipe

 
Review: Brasserie by Niche

Review: Brasserie by Niche

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Posted: February 3, 2012

The dictionary defines a brasserie as “an informal French restaurant serving simple hearty food.” That is exactly what Gerard Craft, our town’s celebrity chef (and founder of Niche in the Benton Park neighborhood), had in […]

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Sliced Brussels Sprouts Salad

Sliced Brussels Sprouts Salad

Serves: 8

Time: 30 Minutes

Difficulty: Medium

At a dinner this past summer at Trattoria Marcella, the waiter talked us into this salad, and we were grateful that he did.  Two days later, my daughter Kayla and I created our version of […]

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Rainbow Vegetable Sauté

While you can taste each one of the seasonal ingredients in this dish, the combination, both sweet and savory, works great. It looks just as beautiful as it tastes.

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Margi’s Thanksgiving Stuffing

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Posted: November 27, 2011

My family demanded that I include our stuffing recipe. If you have any leftovers, they make a great condiment, cold from the refrigerator, for your next-day turkey sandwiches. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter a […]

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Chive and Cheddar Scones

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Posted: November 27, 2011

These savory scones are so tender and delicious- they define “comfort food.” They are best served straight out of the oven. If your schedule is hectic, as mine always is, prepare the scones up until […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Posted: November 27, 2011

While there is always way too much food, I find it hard not to include a warm, smooth and velvety soup to start the meal. This soup can be served in small cups—espresso cups or […]

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Thanksgiving: Sides take center stage

Thanksgiving: Sides take center stage

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Posted: November 27, 2011

As any food columnist knows, turkey is the centerpiece of the traditional Thanksgiving menu. While we can smile at New Yorker columnist Calvin Trillin’s campaign to have the national Thanksgiving dish changed to spaghetti carbonara, […]

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Cooking his way to freedom

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Posted: November 14, 2011

You may know Erich Dahl as the creator of the most legendary French Onion Soup in St. Louis, but you probably didn’t know that he trained as a pastry chef in Nazi Germany. During a […]

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