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Don’t Say No to Risotto

Spinach & Kale Mix - The Duo Dishes

And just like that, we’re on to the month of November. Our 5th blogoversary quietly came and went over the weekend, and in light of that, here is a new recipe. Call it a mild celebration. In light of the upcoming holiday season, this is a good opportunity to share a green version of a traditionally heavy dish. It’s nice to have a few of these on hand when you tire of cookies, pies and cakes. If you are not one who tires of cookies, pies and cakes, you are still welcome to give it a try.
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Poultry & Pork

Patience is Indeed a Virtue

This is not the first time we’ve made crepes. There was a day, long ago, when we made fluffy crepes stuffed with creamy white sauce-covered chicken. We were so excited to share the recipe and the photos, but alas, the photos were no good. Absolutely frightening in fact. For that reason, we decided not to dedicate a post to those crepes. It took a while, but now the crepes are back. In light of a few very awesome savory pancake meals that have taken place over the last couple of months, here’s one that you can see. Fluffy crepes, a creamy white sauce-covered chicken, bits of spinach and tiny tomatoes and just a hint of spice–this is one that you must try.
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Jessica’s Test Kitchen

It must be great to say that your prefix is no longer ‘Ms.’, but rather ‘Dr.’ Neither one of us can say that for several prime reasons, but our friend Jessica can! She is just about to cross the threshold into true medicine woman life, and she is also making her way through the kitchen. Through Twitter, she often names the dishes she has just made or is about to make, and it’s great to know that even a med student can find time to cook. If she can do it, none of us have any excuse to shirk our meal-making responsibilities. She hesitated just a bit when first approached to take part in our Guest Test Kitchen series, but the chef deep inside must be ready to make its debut because she’s here to share one of her vegetarian specialties with all of you.

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What To Do With This?

Spinach and Swiss Chard Pasta-Duo Dishes

Have you ever wanted to try something so badly but when presented with the opportunity you blank?  Swiss chard has been on the ‘to-try’ list for a very long time.  We kept running into it in recipes and in the market.  It’s a gorgeous vegetable, a bit entrancing with its deep green foliage and reddish-pink backbone.  We finally just picked up a bunch from the store and dropped it into our basket.  There.  It was done.  Well, almost.  We still had to cook it, but we had no idea where to start.  Things that make you go ‘hmmm…’, right?
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Michelle’s Test Kitchen

Mediterranean pasta salad-Duo Dishes

Our Guest Test Kitchen is back in action!  Here comes a good friend Michelle to tell you a bit about one of her easy to make recipes.  Michelle is yet another UNC grad (Can you see a strange pattern here?), and she has always been Ms. Healthy and Fit.  It’s a great thing of course!  She knows her way around the kitchen and how to prepare a fast, nutritious meal.  We don’t know how she has the time though.  Not only can she whip up food on the fly, but she is also a producer for her own company, Continuous Take Productions.  We are impressed.  Very impressed.  Take a seat and see what Michelle’s got cookin’.

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Main Dishes · Vegetarian · Veggies

It’s Not Delivery

Roasted Peppers, Spinach and Feta pizzaAnd it’s not DiGiorno! Thanksgiving is so full of cooking that by the time the weekend comes around, the idea of going back into the kitchen may not be at the top of the list. We admit that no matter how much we love to cook, we enjoy our lazy time as much as you. Pizza is so fast and easy to whip up. We’ll show you just how fast and how easy.
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