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Grilled Salmon with Mustard & Herbs

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Salmon cooks over a bed of lemon and fresh herbs to infuse it with flavor and keep the fish tender and moist. We like a blend of thyme, tarragon and oregano, but any of your favorite herbs will work.

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Broccoli & Goat Cheese Soufflé

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This elegant broccoli and goat cheese soufflé will wow your family and friends. Soufflés are surprisingly easy to make—the only trick is getting them on the table before they deflate.

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Crispy Phyllo Spinach Tartlets

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Frilly layers of phyllo dough surround the festive spinach and sun-dried tomato filling in a dressed-up version of Greek spanakopita. Serve these as a main dish for supper and you’re sure to please vegetarians and omnivores...

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Parmesan Spinach Cakes

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If you like spinach-cheese pie, try these simple but elegant-looking little spinach cakes.

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Simple Sauteed Spinach

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Sautéed spinach (or any greens) with garlic and a squeeze of lemon (or vinegar) is a simple formula that lets spinach shine and will never go out of favor.

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Root Vegetable Gratin

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The rich flavor of Gruyère cheese brings out the nutty flavor of the roots in this creamy gratin. Any combination of roots works in this recipe, but if you use red beets, they will streak the gratin with bright color.

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Roasted Parsnip Soup

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The earthy flavor of parsnips goes especially well with fragrant pears, but carrots or even rutabaga work nicely in this soup as well. Serve it as a first course or as a light main dish with a crusty whole-grain bread.

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Brown Rice & Goat Cheese Cakes

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Medium-grain brown rice has a toothsome texture and nutty flavor that complement creamy, earthy goat cheese in these elegant cakes. Serve over salad greens as a main course.

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Bistro Beef Tenderloin

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Tenderloin is the most luxurious cut of beef. Although it’s a fantastic dinner-party dish, leftovers the next day are pure heaven.

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