Spicy Peanut, Carrot, Radish, and Snap Pea Wraps

Spicy Peanut, Carrot, Radish, and Snap Pea Wraps

It was at a farmer's market in Astoria where I sampled a truly delicious roll-up sandwich.  The recipe is something I would NEVER make if I just read it, but after sampling this at a stand at the market I snapped up the recipe.  It's now part of our lunch rotation.

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Baingan Bharta & the Colorado Get Movin' Challenge

Baingan Bharta & the Colorado Get Movin' Challenge

Baingan Bharta is a traditionally a South Asian dish that includes the spice blend Garam Masala, which varies by region but typically includes cinnamon, black and white peppercorns, cloves, cumin seeds, and cardamom pods.  An added bonus to making this is that I was able to use a jalapeño pepper from my own garden!

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Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

Although this recipe was written as chilled asparagus soup, I found it delicious cold or hot.  I tried it both ways and liked it equally... but today it is 80 degrees outside and I'll have it chilled at lunch.  The soup is light (no heavy cream) but has substance - I didn't strain my soup over  a sieve after blending it so each bite includes a few asparagus pieces, which I prefer.  

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