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Polenta Sticks with Mozzarella and Salami

I love simple ingredients as they tend to work symbiotically to create great flavors. Less is more…I know this sounds cliché but it’s true and not just in the food world. The more ingredients you use the greater the risk of losing the essential flavor of your food. When the ingredients are good, they need…

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Mushroom and Herb Polenta

Mushroom and Herb Polenta

Anthropologie is a favorite shop I like to frequent.  It’s an interesting mix of clothing, accessories, gifts and home décor all which draw me in…it’s eclectic and I love it!  The books they showcase are unique and it was at their Rockefeller Center that I spotted Yotam Ottolenghi’s book, Plenty.  It’s a vegetarian cookbook although…

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Polenta, Asparagus and Ham Bake

There’s a slew of ideas of what to do with leftover food and this recipe makes use of two ingredients I had leftover: ham and homemade polenta. Use leftover food  in a stir-fry, soup, Shepherd’s pie, chili, curry or stew.  You should be able to keep leftover food in the refrigerator for up to 3…

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Shrimp with Cilantro Pesto on Cheddar Polenta

This marinated grilled shrimp recipe is so easy to prepare you will wonder why you don’t barbecue shrimp more often. Shrimp is a nutritious alternative to meat proteins as it is low in calories and saturated fat.  It is an excellent source of selenium and unusually low-fat, low-calorie protein. Many people are confused about the…

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Polenta baked with Italian Sausage and Cheese

There’s something about comfort food that strikes a chord in all of us. And, quite honestly, who hasn’t experienced a food memory?   It’s that sense of easy satisfaction from being warm, feeling full from a meal and the surroundings from which it was made.  Comfort food invokes feelings of nostalgia and of food that…

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Polenta with Roasted Bell Peppers

I have been a huge fan of Dr. Andrew Weil for quite some time not only for his alternative ways for a healthy lifestyle, but I also enjoy trying his recipes.  Polenta is made with ground yellow or white cornmeal (ground maize) originally made with Chestnut meal in ancient times. It can be ground coarsely…

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Polenta Crusted Chili Stuffed with Cheese

This recipe is from my food blogging friend, Kate from Hong Kong.  Her blog has beautifully illustrated photographs not to mention amazing dishes that make you hungry even after you’ve eaten! Chili peppers have been a part of the human diet in the Americas since at least 7500 BC and were unknown in Africa and…

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