Braised Calamari Stuffed with Shrimp & Baby Kale Over Whole Wheat Spaghetti

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  All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2013 Follow @celisemccarthy Tweet To see images of my past posts & get links to the recipes – look on my Pinterest board – HERE. ~ Ok – I confess – I just could NOT get a decent shot of this dish.  This is becoming a frequent issue – […]

Mashed Cauliflower with Broccoli Rabe Pesto, Seared Mushrooms & Vegan Gravy

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  All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2013 Follow @celisemccarthy Tweet To see images of my past posts & get links to the recipes – look on my Pinterest board – HERE. ~ This is comfort food at its finest.  Each of these components can be used individually of the others.  The gravy can be used […]

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2013 Follow @celisemccarthy Tweet To see images of my past posts & get links to the recipes – look on my Pinterest board – HERE. ~~~~ I don’t eat chicken so this is a rare post for me.  My boyfriend was in town for his birthday & I decided to […]

Baked Leftover Pasta with Heirloom Tomato Bisque, English Peas & Three Cheeses in Ramekins

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2013 Follow @celisemccarthy Tweet To see images of my past posts & get links to the recipes – look on my Pinterest board – HERE. As promised, another recipe made up from several other recipes posted this week.  This one uses leftover fettuccine from my Cilantro-Serrano Pasta post and leftover […]

Brown Rice Arancini or Fried Rice Balls with Three Cheeses

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2013 Follow @celisemccarthy Tweet To see images of my past posts & get links to the recipes – look on my Pinterest board – HERE. I love arancini which are simply breaded rice balls traditionally made with risotto.  I made these once with grits (recipe HERE) & absolutely loved them […]

Shrimp & Tortilla Cheesy Lasagna in a Pink Sauce

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2012 Follow @celisemccarthy Once again – a make-shift invention born of the need to not waste ingredients I already had.  My recent homemade tortilla fixation nets me twelve tortillas at a time.  I eat two meals a day.  Even if I eat NOTHING but quesadillas (and that is what […]

Pizza Cupcakes Redux – Spinach & Kale Pesto

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2012 Follow @celisemccarthy So – after the success of my first pizza cupcake effort – I thought I broaden the experiment with other pizza toppings I had around.  I had leftover kale pesto, about 5 ponds of fresh spinach & several kinds of cheese.  I’m finding that the cheese […]

Bean & Cheese Burrito Pizza with Avocado & Pico de Gallo

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2012 Follow @celisemccarthy OK kids – another easy pizza.   Despite freezing a bunch & eating endless more – I still have lots of my Caribbean black beans around so I thought I’d experiment & make a pizza with them.  My friend Katie was here last night & pointed out […]

Sock-It-To-Me Vegetarian (or not) Spicy Sausage & Mushroom Pasta – Gangnam Style

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2012 Follow @celisemccarthy It has been more than two weeks since I posted anything but that doesn’t mean I am not cooking up a storm out here.  After my Orlando trip – my Asian food obsession continued.  I have been trying all kinds of new ideas out but, while […]

Taco Cupcakes with Chipotle Fish & Mango Salsa or Garlic Lime Fish or Spicy Soyrizo or Rustic Corn

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2012 So – I really enjoyed the results I got from the lasagna cupcakes – and thought, “Why not try other savory cupcakes?”  There really is no end to what you can prepare in the cupcake pan.  And what a great way to make lots of little freezable, single-serving […]

Southern-Style Arancini or Fried Oklahoma Grits Balls with Creole Shrimp

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2012   Click that play button & enjoy yourself a little Big Maybelle. I have been all week. And a BRUTAL week it has been.  Kicked off Monday morning with a root canal.  Swung into Wednesday having a broken crown drilled into, refitted for a permanent crown & I […]