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Sautéed Scallops with Dijon Green Pea Purée

23 Jul Sauteed Scallops with Green Pea Puree - Grazing in The City

Perfect for a light summer dinner.

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Mustard and White Wine Braised Chicken

29 Jun White Wine and Mustard Braised Chicken - Grazing in The City

Savory and delicious.

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Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

7 Apr Grazing in The City - Balsamic Braised Brussel Sprouts

An excellent side dish for any occasion.

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Chicken Caccitore

15 Mar Grazing in The City - Chicken Caccitore

This made for another great dinner.

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Salmon with Spinach, Tomatoes and Feta

8 Mar Grazing in The City - Salmon with Spinach Feta and Tomatoes

This was another great Sunday night dinner for last week.

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Crêpe Fear – Lager Crêpes with Spinach and Mushrooms

11 Aug Grazing in The City - Spinach and Mushroom Crepes

Crêpe Fear – the fear of making something outside of your comfort zone for the first time. And having it be perfect and delicious.

Also, the fear of being terrorized by maniacal and vengeful French pastries.

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Cheesy Poblano Rice – Twice as Nice!

16 May Grazing in The City - Cheesy Poblano Rice

Rice is perhaps the most common food staple in the world. It’s the single most consumed cereal grain on earth, and it’s many varieties are used in different cuisines the world over. I’ve been known to stuff my fat face with fried rice, red beans and rice, and even Rice Krispies a time or two. This particular side dish, while it won’t feed the world, will certainly liven up that boneless, skinless chicken breast that’s taking up space in your freezer.

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Creamy Asparagus Soup

14 Apr Grazing in The City - Creamy Asparagus Soup

Growing up on a farm, having fresh-grown asparagus whenever I wanted was something I grew up accustomed to. It’s just how we rolled down on the farm, ya’ll. It has always been one of my favorite vegetables – if not my top favorite. And, fresh asparagus always heralds the arrival of Spring. That, and Bradford pear trees blooming. And irises blooming. And Passover. And Easter. And spring break . . .

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Chicken Stew with Homemade Biscuits

18 Mar Grazing in The City - Chicken Stew with Homemade Biscuits

This recipe is originally from Ina Garten on - it turned out to be as delicious as I thought it would. It also resulted in some of the best biscuits I’ve ever made.

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Roasted Potato and Leek Soup

3 Mar Grazing in The City - Roasted Potato and Leek Soup

This soup is the perfect meal for the cold weather this time of year. Now that January and February are over, it seems like only a matter of days before a spring time mentality will start setting in for everyone here in Chicago – and elsewhere for that matter. But it will probably be awhile before Mother Nature catches up. Le sigh.

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