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Mushroom Bolognese with Kale

I love winter, and the excuse to hunker down and get cozy.  Put on a wooly sweater, some fluffy socks and break out the red wine.  But pairing red wines with the food we normally eat – fish, veggies, salads – can be challenging.  So this recipe, which relies on the earthy, umami-ness of mushrooms and miso and a long, slow cook for depth and complexity, has become a cold weather staple.  It’s rich and satisfying, and I might venture to say, even better than the meaty original. 

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Tortilla Chicken Soup with Kale

This rich, rustic tortilla soup with warm, smokey spice nourishes the body and soul. And it seems just right for these late season warm days that turn into brisk nights, as summer fades into fall. I love all the different textures – chunks of chicken, earthy kale, soft avocado and crunchy homemade tortilla strips. And let’s be honest – my boys love the opportunity to eat tortilla strips for dinner…

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