Squash, Cabbage and Smoked Almond Bowl

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I am having fun reading a new cookbook, Great Bowls of Food by Robin Asbell. It focuses on healthful combinations of grains, protein and produce. There are a number of recipes I am eager to try, ranging from multigrain polenta with pesto eggs and kale to the Three Sisters bowl with kidney beans, squash and corn on wild rice or quinoa.

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Fried Green Tomato Stack with Pimiento Cheese

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Photographs can convey so many things: The inspiration we feel when an athlete gives a hand up to another who has fallen during a race. The joy and relief of children greeting a parent returning from war. The poignancy of shared grief. The pride in a loved one’s accomplishments. The humility and inspiration gained from any picture of Mother Teresa at work. (For joy, photos taken by my friend Brenda.)

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Peach Arugula Salad with Manchego

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For years, arugula was just that bitter stuff in Mesclun salad mix that I tolerated. But I became a fan over the summer after enjoying a peach salad at the Indianapolis restaurant Bluebeard. I knew right away that I would want to try making it at home.

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Turkey Vegetable Bolognese



I’ve been making the Jamie Oliver (formerly known as the Naked Chef) version of bolognese sauce for a few years. But this time I decided to try something a bit healthier. I kept the bacon – you can’t beat that smoky flavor – but dropped the ground chuck for ground turkey and beefed up the vegetable content and spices. This is what I came up with. It isn’t quite as rich-tasting as the original, but it is darned good. The extra veggies aren’t likely to be obvious to picky eaters.

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