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Summer Desserts

Summer highlights = the abundance of local, fresh fruit. Despite the heat, I’ve enjoyed spending time in my kitchen the last few weeks trying a few new recipes: Peach Pie with Crème fraîche Blueberry Crumble Bars Buttery Blueberry Cake Advertisements

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Nourishing Belly Balm

A few months ago I ordered what I thought was cocoa butter lotion through the Portland Food Co-op. What I actually ordered, however, was solid cocoa butter. Smells delicous and nourishing for your skin, but the only way you can … Continue reading

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Easy Kale Chips

It has been an embarrassingly long time since I have posted. There’s been lots of exciting changes and events happening over at mainebelle, and I’ve been busy with work, projects and other adventures. I’ve missed writing here, though, so I … Continue reading

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Paleo Dinner: Maine Shrimp Curry

The Maine shrimp season has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t buy it frozen! I ordered a pound of Maine shrimp from Port Clyde Fresh Catch  (PCFC) through the Portland Food Co-op. PCFC is a collaboration of … Continue reading

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Coconut Nuggets

It was my father-in-law’s birthday a few weeks ago and coconut is his favorite, so I tried my hand at these double coconut muffins from smitten kitchen. I followed the recipe exactly, so head over there for all the details. … Continue reading

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Paleo Diet: Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

For the past two weeks, I’ve been on a “paleo” diet. I started seeing a nutritional therapist to check in on my diet – what foods are good for me, what should I avoid? I think I tend to eat … Continue reading

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Cumin & Cilantro Fish Tacos with Pommes Frites

Doesn’t that title sound fancy? This is actually one of the more simple meals we have made. Our good friends Chris and Laura came down from Rochester, New York last weekend for our annual winter visit. We have established a … Continue reading

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