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Lentil and Brown Rice Soup

The weather has been a little strange lately. We had a few gorgeously crisp fall days followed by some summer-like weather. Today is rainy and humid. That said, we are technically in soup season and there’s nothing like a pot of soup simmering on the […]

Tomato and Hearts of Palm Salad

I don’t think I have mentioned on this blog that while I was in college I did a mini term abroad to the island of Martinique.  While geographically in the Caribbean, Martinique is considered to be a “department of France.” While in Martinique I lived […]

Vegetable Orzo

Here is an easy way to use up odd vegetables to create a satisfying dinner. This dish stands well on its own for an easy weeknight meal or can be used as a side served warm or room temperature. I served it along with some […]

Farfalle with My Favorite Color Sauce and Roasted Vegetables

If you can’t tell what color the sauce is from this picture, here are a few clues:    A Kitchenbelle.com original.

It’s Been a While & Turkey Cutlets Stuffed with Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese

I’ve thought about many ways to write this post. Apologies for taking so much time off. Explanations for what I’ve been doing. Reasons for not writing. Details of meals I have prepared and cakes I have baked and not photographed. Coming back is tough. After […]

Pasta Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Green Olivada

I love the versatility of pasta salads made with olive oil instead of mayonnaise. They: are delicious both at room temperature or cold are great sides for BBQ fare can be eaten as a main dish make for excellent leftovers While I was on the prowl for […]

White Bean and Asparagus Salad

I don’t think I am alone when I say that as much as I adore cooking, the heat of the summer can really test that love.  I don’t find myself extremely hungry when it is hot and humid and since it is my hunger and cravings […]

Chicken Picadillo

I’ve been slacking a bit in the dinner department lately and I haven’t liked it one bit!  A combination of plans filling the last couple of Sundays, very hot weather that makes me a bit lethargic and less than eager to hang out behind the stove, […]

Italian Style Baked White Fish with Flavorful Rice

My husband requested some white fish for dinner and as always, I am happy to oblige his cravings! Baked white fish is one of my favorite meals so I looked forward to making this delicious weeknight dinner. The basis of this fish recipe is something my mom […]

Spring Pasta with Fresh Arugula Walnut Pesto

My husband is running the Boston Marathon on Monday and I could not be more proud! He has worked so hard training over the past several months and as great of a runner he was when he started training he has improved quite a bit […]