Category Archives: Dips, Spreads & Tapenades

What’s for dinner? Quick and healthy Thai Basil Wontons

I’ll admit, I’ve been in a cooking lull. As much as I love the art of cooking in and of itself, I haven’t felt very inspired for awhile. Maybe the rainy Portland winter got to me; maybe it’s because most of the friends I share … Continue reading

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Avocado Chévre Spread

Spreads, tapenades and sauces can turn a good dish into something extraordinary, and many take only a few minutes to make. This avocado-chévre spread is wonderful on salmon or serve it on crostini with some fresh black pepper. Ingredients: 2 … Continue reading

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Roquefort in Belgian endive leaves

This elegant appetizer is quick and simple – no cooking, no utensils, easy to enjoy. Perfect for summer evenings outdoors. The cheese mix can be made ahead of time but wait to prepare the endives until just before serving. 8 … Continue reading

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Avocado-Chèvre Spread

This spread adds color and a creamy freshness to fish. You can also enjoy it as a simple spread on crostini, or as a dip for pita chips or vegetables. Simple and fantastic! Flesh of 2 medium avocados 5 oz … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon Spread

This spread takes about 10-15 minutes to make (and maybe less time to eat!). The dill and lemon keep it light, while the sweet onion and horseradish add a little kick. 8 oz cream cheese 1/4 cup plain yogurt 4 … Continue reading

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