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Ring The Bell For Spring

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Warm Butternut Squash, Butter Lettuce and Quinoa Salad

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Butternut Squash, Butter Lettuce and Quinoa Salad 1 - The Duo Dishes

It’s officially spring! At least, we think it is. Our Los Angeles weather is doing that crazy thing it does when cold, rainy days are followed by hot, sunny days. It’s a schizophrenic kind of season right now, so all we can do is go with it. The last few days have been gorgeous, light and bright. Just the kind of weather that dictates what you want to eat. This recipe is one of those ‘go with it’ kinds of dishes. It features a winter squash in what could easily be a summer staple. We’ve shared a number of quinoa recipes on our site before, including our last Ethnic Exploration of Peru. This time, we’re using quinoa, along with lettuce, to create a twist on salad.

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Out With The Old, In With The Stew

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Spicy Cod Stew

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Chiapas MX Seasoning Paste - The Duo Dishes

Is it too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year? Hopefully not. As we move tip toe towards the midpoint of January, it’s still crazy to think that the year 2013 is actually here. You’ve probably made some resolutions, changes, promises, goals, whatever you choose to call them. The title is inconsequential, but the meaning is the same. It’s the time of year when you may be feeling antsy for what lies ahead, and that internal energy can be quite the ember to start a fire! Much success with your plans. Feel free to share them with us. We hope you enjoyed the holidays with your friends and family, and thanks for stopping in as we finally start off this New Year with a new recipe. If you’re thinking it’s about time, well, you don’t have to wait any longer.

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We Just Had To Do It

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Blackberry and Goat Cheese Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

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Blackberry and Goat Cheese Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette - The Duo Dishes

You’re probably asking yourself if those are indeed blackberries in this salad. Yes friends. Those are blackberries. There were two recipes sitting in our shared vault of dishes to share, and this was one of them. Make that three if you count the strawberry shortcake Amir made last year. We have said numerous times that the days, and sometimes months, slip away from us, and we miss the prime opportunities to share recipes when they are timely an at their peak. In the end, we have determined that even an untimely recipe posts deserves its time in the spotlight. Especially if it is easy to adapt using ingredients that are more readily available. That is why this salad with blackberries is here today.

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