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Cinnamon-Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad with Garlic-Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | July 18, 2011

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Looking to spruce up your usual summer potato salad? By adding just a couple special ingredients or even changing the type of potato, you can bring that ordinary potato salad back to life. Here I used sweet potato to give this potato salad an unusual kick. The color combination of orange and black is more Halloween than Fourth of July, but to me this salad is all summer. The cinnamon gives it an earthy fall flavor, but the lime kicks it back into the sunny season we all love. I prefer it to regular potato salad because sweet potato can be more flavorful and dimensional, as well as healthier because of its fiber content.

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Cornmeal Casserole with Black Beans, Swiss Chard, and Parmesan Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | July 11, 2011

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Photo: Madeleine Ignon

101 Cookbooks is among my favorite cooking blogs. Heidi Swanson’s vegetarian recipes are always inventive and the photography is beautiful. I found this recipe-a sort of polenta casserole cake-when I searched for things to do with cornmeal (besides make cornbread), and I made it for a dinner party. With only a few ingredients and a relatively short baking time, it falls under my favorite category of Easy/Cheap/Delicious. Read More

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Spritz Cocktail Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | June 27, 2011

Sprtiz

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I spent three and a half months living in Venice, Italy when I was twenty, in the fall of 2007. It was a rare and fascinating experience considering most people breeze through the city for a week or two to hit the tourist spots and take a gondola ride.

I was still there after the tourists got too hot, the weather got too cold, the water got too high. In my weeks spent wandering the streets, exploring different neighborhoods, and trying to get beyond the frustrating layer of tourists, I found a sliver of the authentic Venice. Read More

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Egg Salad on Rustic Bread with Kale Chips and Sharp Cheddar Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | June 20, 2011

Egg Salad Sandwich

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Egg salad is a vegetarian sandwich go-to, especially for picnics. I love it, but not when it’s overloaded with mayonnaise, so I used Goddess dressing instead, which gets its creaminess from a tahini base. With the addition of the Dijon mustard and the spices, I didn’t find that this combination lacked any of the flavor of the fattier versions.

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Espresso Granita Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | June 13, 2011

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

My new favorite neighborhood spot is an unassuming jazz club that from the outside looks like it’s in a state of only marginal operation. I never would have thought twice about it if a friend hadn’t played there the other night, but the minute I walked in, I was enchanted by the music, the unexpected smell of gourmet pizza, and the fancy old-school cocktails offerings. Read More

Espresso Granita Recipe

By Madeleine Ignon | June 13, 2011

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

Photo: Madeleine Ignon

My new favorite neighborhood spot is an unassuming jazz club that from the outside looks like it’s in a state of only marginal operation. I never would have thought twice about it if a friend hadn’t played there the other night, but the minute I walked in, I was enchanted by the music, the unexpected smell of gourmet pizza, and the fancy old-school cocktails offerings. Read More

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