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Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

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Lemon-Blueberry Muffins , By recipes.ataaz.co .


Yippie … blueberries are back. Last Sunday morning while purchasing my eggs from Don at the San Clemente farmers’ market, I spotted a flat of blueberries and blackberries. I couldn’t resist purchasing a few cartons of blueberries, mostly because this recipe has been on my mind for months. Both my mother and aunt have been raving about these muffins for about a year now.

Rhubarb Buckle

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Rhubarb Buckle , By recipes.ataaz.co .


In the wonderful world of bottom-crusted crumb-topped baked-fruit desserts, buckles are new to me. And I’m a fan. I love how the crispy top melts into the stewed fruit, which all sinks into the base. And I like that I can eat it as I would a brownie, out of hand, making for easy snacking morning, noon and night.

Crispy Tofu and Broccoli with Sesame-Peanut Pesto

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Rhubarb Buckle , By recipes.ataaz.co .


In the wonderful world of bottom-crusted crumb-topped baked-fruit desserts, buckles are new to me. And I’m a fan. I love how the crispy top melts into the stewed fruit, which all sinks into the base. And I like that I can eat it as I would a brownie, out of hand, making for easy snacking morning, noon and night.

Chopped Thai Satay Salad with Peanut-Ginger Dressing

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Chopped Thai Satay Salad with Peanut-Ginger Dressing , By recipes.ataaz.co .


If you love Thai chicken satay or the peanut sauce that accompanies it, you will love this “chopped satay salad.” It’s essentially chopped vegetables + flavorful dressing + herbs + toasted nuts. It comes together relatively quickly (especially if you have a food processor) and is infinitely customizable given the produce you have access to at the moment as well as to your tastes and preferences.

Cauliflower Steaks with Walnut-Caper Salsa

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Cauliflower Steaks with Walnut-Caper Salsa , By recipes.ataaz.co .


This is how I feel about this dish, which is not a Joshua McFadden creation, but which very much reminds me of his bright, vegetable-centric style of cooking. This one comes from another whiz in that genre, Yotam Ottolenghi, and I find it irresistible: slabs of cauliflower sear stovetop before finishing in the oven while capers sizzle in a pan with olive oil, before mixing with walnuts, currants, and parsley to form a salsa. If you wish, you can stir together Greek yogurt with fresh lemon and any remaining parsley to form an herby schmear to spread across the serving dish, a bed for the burnished steaks to nestle into, a creamy base to balance the sharpness of the salsa.

Sheet Pan Chicken and Cauliflower “Shawarma”

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Sheet Pan Chicken and Cauliflower “Shawarma” , By recipes.ataaz.co .


It’s been about three years now that I’ve been making Bon Appetit’s parmesan-roasted cauliflower, a recipe Molly Wizenberg wrote about on her blog and described as a “go-to”. Here’s the gist: cauliflower florets, a sliced onion, and a few unpeeled garlic cloves dressed with olive oil and a few thyme sprigs roast for 40 minutes on a sheet pan, where they caramelize before they meet a showering of salty, grated parmesan. The combination of sweet and salty, as you can imagine, is incredibly delicious.

Simple Chicken Noodle Soup

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Simple Chicken Noodle Soup , By recipes.ataaz.co .


This is the simplest of simple chicken noodle-ish soups. The stock is made with the leftover carcass of a whole roasted chicken, and the vegetables and seasonings are classic: