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    November 13, 2014

    Make Thanksgiving Risotto With This Sweet Potato and Chicken Recipe From Brio Tuscan Grille

    With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, now is the time to start preparing your feast day menu. If you haven't come up with any new sides since cornbread stuffing and garlic mashed potatoes, maybe -- just maybe -- this year is the time to try something different. This recipe comes fr ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    How to Make Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes (Recipe & Photos)

    It's October 6th, which means we're about five minutes into pumpkin's 15 minutes of annual fame. And while pumpkin edibles, drinkables and wearables (really Bath & Body Works?) are literally everywhere, it's harder to find vegan options, particularly in the dessert department. Luckily, you're the m ... More >>

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    September 1, 2014

    Make 'Billfold Saver' Black Bean Burgers for Your Labor Day BBQ

    Vegan cookbook author, coach and athlete Ellen Jaffe Jones has a recipe for every occasion. The woman behind Vegan on $4 a Day and Paleo Vegan, has the perfect money- and animal-saving burger recipe for you. Stuck attending a fried chicken-laden company picnic? Bring her Brussels sprout slaw. Goin ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Memorial Day Coming Next Week: Try These Lamb Recipes on the Grill

    Get ready to fire up those grills this weekend. Memorial Day is on the way. All right, in an area blessed with mild winters and sunshine 365 days a year (yes, even those rainy summer days see at least a bit of light), we don't really have a grilling season like the rest of the country. We have more ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    Holiday Recipes: Green Bar & Kitchen's Raw Egg Nog

    As much as we love taking in the flavors of the holidays, it's a gluttonous time of year. Between work events, family dinners, ugly sweater parties, and the usual debauchery, there's a good chance you're feeling like you've overdone it a bit. That doesn't mean you have to give up on the indulgence ... More >>

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    November 20, 2013

    Thanksgivingkkah Recipe: Boxty Potato Cakes from Greg Schiff of The Dubliner

    Most of the time, we prefer our holidays to be separate -- more reason to keep the celebration going throughout the year. But as long as the commingling of festivities doesn't result in a less food or fewer gifts, we can deal with it. This year the first night of Hanukkah is taking place on T-day, ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Pumpkin Season Is Here: Roasted Pumpkin Soup Recipe From Myapapaya

    With Halloween less than two weeks away, the time for consuming copious amounts of pumpkin -- or similar squash -- is here. Sure, you've been drinking the pumpkin beers since the summer, you've probably had a few pumpkin and cream cheese muffins, and we know you've had your share of pumpkin spice l ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Vegans Want Starbucks To Make Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte, How To Make Your Own

    Starbucks seasonal pumpkin spice latte is back, but did all you vegans know there's dairy in your drink, even if you order it with soy milk? A few vegan protestors discovered the popular fall-release latte syrup contains condensed milk, which means that -- whether for health or ethical reasons -- yo ... More >>

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    March 30, 2013

    Easter Bunny on a Plate: Cafe Boulud's Dijon-Style Rabbit

    Easter weekend is about to begin. With it comes a celebration of all things Easter Bunny: Easter Bunny cards, Easter Bunny cakes, Easter Bunny chocolates, Easter Bunny decorations. It doesn't freaking end.This Easter, rather than stuffing your face full of fake, preservative filled rabbit, why not t ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    How To Bake Cupcakes Inside Your Easter Eggs

    Come Sunday morning, what's the first thing you'll be guaranteed to stuff your face with after an exhausting Easter basket hunt? Will it be fruit-flavored jelly beans, a block of rabbit-shaped chocolate or an entire box of florescent pink Peeps? Guess again. Before you reach for that basket of sug ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    St. Paddy's Day Brunch: Ruben Quiche and Green Agave Cocktail

    This St. Patrick's Day, the B Ocean Fort Lauderdale Hotel is asking you to drink (and eat) outside the box. Sure you could go anywhere and have some green beer and corned beef and cabbage, but have you ever asked yourself, "why on earth would I want to consume cheap beer laced with green dye?"Instea ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    The Best Eggnog Martini Recipe, Plus Five More Christmas Cocktails

    Ah, the holiday season, a time for holiday parties and tons of food. While the holidays are always a great excuse to pig out on all those home-cooked goodies, it's also a great reason to get slogged off festive cocktails and martinis with your extended family and friends. This year, celebrate t ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    The Best Apple Pie Recipe Ever: Pick 'Em Like Maine Pomologist John Bunker

    Nutting Bumpuses. Northern Spy. Newt Grindles. These are just a few of the unique names given to a variety of rare, heirloom apples found on John Bunker's Super Chilly Farm in Palermo, Maine.Bunker, a self-appointed Maine preservation pomologist, has without a doubt the most knowledge of apples in N ... More >>

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    October 31, 2012

    "Bread of the Dead" and Other Foods to Enjoy on Dia de los Muertos

    The world's largest funeral party is soon upon us, with the celebration of Dia de los Muertos on November 1 and 2. And while the living might play dead for a day... they still have to eat, right? Right. And the Mexican-born holiday has a crop of traditional fare to be munched upon in observance ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Baking With Beer: Recipe for Low-Fat Vegan Chocolate Stout Cake

    Oktoberfest means it's time for beer-chugging contests and libation-filled celebrations of the world's most popular alcoholic beverage. But there are other ways to honor the drink. In fact, Oktoberfest is a great opportunity to bake up sweet odes to beer.Stout beer -- made with roasted barley or mal ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Recipe: Gluten-Free Hazelnut Butter Toffee-Chocolate Chip Cookies -- from Aran Goyoaga

    Yesterday, we caught up with Aran Goyoaga, the acclaimed blogger, photographer, and food stylist, about her upcoming cookbook. Today, we have a sneak peak into the book, which won't be released until October 23. This is her children's favorite cookie -- soft, chewy and packed with chocolate chips an ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Florida's Official State Chef Justin Timineri: Bringing Florida "Out of the Betty Crocker Age"

    Justin Patrick Timineri isn't just your average chef. He's actually Florida's official state chef and culinary ambassador for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Yes, a mouthful -- we know. But we're betting Timineri has more to stuff your face with than a just a fancy ... More >>

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    July 7, 2012

    Bastille Day Recipes from Pistache French Bistro's Chef Julien Gremaud

    Chef Julien Gremaud can't mark Bastille Day in his native country of France, but the executive chef at Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach plans to spend the holiday immersed in a South Florida version of the traditional celebration. Bastille Day is Saturday, July 14, and Pistache is planning ... More >>

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    May 28, 2012

    Lindsay Autry Makes Grilled Lemony Chicken On Today For Memorial Day

    Palm Beach's own Top Chef contestant Lindsay Autry has been getting around a lot, lately. Fresh from her recent Sunday Supper/Monday Leftovers pop-up with chef Roy Villacrucis, Autry flew to New York City for an appearance on the Today show. Chef Autry, who resides in West Palm Beach, presented an ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    "Mad Men" Season Five Starts Sunday: What to Serve at Your Viewing Party

    ​Ever wonder why Don Draper and his Mad Men cohorts could get through a two-plus-martini lunch and still manage to make it back to the office with enough acumen to land the Lucky Strikes account and their secretary before the end of the day? Being a debonair badass is only part of the equation. Mi ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Five Holiday Cocktail Recipes to Boost Your Spirit

    Bad Santa respects your drink choices.​​Drinking on Christmas is encouraged, because when you're inebriated, Mom is a little more tolerable, Grandma's sexist rants are adorable, and your brother's constant cursing is almost endearing.No one wants to endure those awkward family dinners while sobe ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Try Rosa Parks' Featherlite Pancake Recipe

    ​Can you guess what makes pancakes made from scratch extra-fluffy? Well, Rosa Parks can tell you. Yes, you read that correctly. Turns out Parks is famous for being more than just the mother of the Civil Rights movement. It appears she was also a pretty good cook, as well. The Gotham ... More >>

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    July 4, 2011

    Guy Fieri Approved: Try the Winning Rib Recipe from the Food Network Star Fourth of July Episode

    The Food NetworkFood Network Star's Fourth of July Episode winner Susie Jimenez cooked spicy pork ribs​Food Network Star finalists put on quite a show Sunday night for Season Seven's Fourth of July special-episode featuring "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," host, Guy Fieri. The show's 10 remaini ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    Pan Fried Red Snapper With Roasted Almonds: A Recipe From Chef Mike Of Coco Asian Bistro & Bar

    Coco Asian Bistro​Recently we featured an interview with Chef Mike Ponluang, owner of Coco Asian Bistro in Fort Lauderdale. If you missed it, you can read it here and here. We're now sharing Chef Mike's recipe for pan seared red snapper with roasted almonds. Enjoy.

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    May 26, 2011

    Blueberry Season Muffins = Win

    John Linn​Last week, my fiancee's father returned from a trip to Northern Florida with a veritable bushel of wild blueberries purchased from a roadside vendor. These things were amazing -- monstrously big, ripe, and practically bursting with juice. For the next few days, we had blueberries on ever ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Tuna Burgers with Mango Ketchup: A Recipe From Chef Allen Susser

    Chef Allen presents another delicious dish.​Earlier this week, Chef Allen Susser spoke with Clean Plate Charlie about the upcoming Riverwalk Trust Burger Battle, the closing of Chef Allen's after 25 years and his plans for the future. If you missed the interview, you can read it here a ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Grilled Vietnamese-Style Chicken Wings: A Recipe by Emeril Lagasse

    Laine Doss Bam!​Earlier in the week, we interviewed Chef Emeril Lagasse. If you missed the interview, you can read it here and here. We're now sharing one of Emeril's recipes with you. These Vietnamese-style wings are inspired by a dish that's on the menu at Chef Emeril's restaur ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Michelle Melt: A Recipe by Spike Mendelsohn

    ​Earlier this week, we interviewed Top Chef cheftestant spike Mendelsohn. If you missed the interview, you can catch it here and here. Since Spike's restaurants are in Washington D.C., he's named this delicious patty melt after First Lady Michelle Obama. Enjoy the recipe.       ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Wild Boar Ragu Over Chestnut Polenta, A Recipe by Chef Francy Deskin

    Chef Francy Deskin​Earlier this week, we interviewed The Office's Chef de Cuisine, Francy Deskin. If you missed the interview, you can find it here and here. We're also sharing with you Chef Deskin's recipe for Wild Boar Ragu Over Chestnut Polenta. Enjoy.

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    March 15, 2011

    How To Make Really Easy Irish Soda Bread

    flickr/asphaltbuffetEat me, I'm Irish!​If you want to make something authentically Irish this St. Patrick's Day, try soda bread. It's so easy and literally mixed in minutes (no kneading!). Try this recipe. Seriously. It comes straight from Ireland's Ballymaloe Cookery School  which is run by ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Barbeque Shrimp: A Recipe from Emeril's Miami Beach Restaurant

    ​Earlier this week we featured an interview with Emeril's Miami Beach chef de cuisine, Tim Doolittle. You can read the interview here and here. A recipe for Emeril's classic Barbeque Shrimp follows.  

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    March 4, 2011

    Coconut Curried Snapper, A Recipe From Chef Charles Coe

    Catch, Clean Cook Coconut Snapper​Chef Charles Coe is the star of the new television series Catch, Clean Cook. Set in the Caribbean, Chef Charles and takes viewers to different exotic locales where he and his crew make a wonderful meal using only the freshest local ingredients. Clean Plat ... More >>

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    February 27, 2011

    Ultimate Oscars Food - Caramel Popcorn with Variations

    Caramel corn​Settling in tonight to watch the Oscars with buds? Gotta have something harmless to throw at the screen when a lame movie - the one you didn't place a bet on - takes the statues.Here's the recipe for caramel popcorn - but feel free to toss in just about anything that shines your statu ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Sesame-Crusted Tuna Steaks: A Recipe by Geoffrey Zakarian

    Laine Doss Geoffrey Zakarian and wife Margaret​Last night Geoffrey Zakarian represented New York restaurant The National at The South Beach Wine & Food Festival's Burger Bash. Geoffrey will also appear at the sold out The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Clean Plate Charlie recently intervi ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Top Chef Cheftestant Carla Hall Shares Chicken Pot Pie Recipe on Jimmy Fallon

    NBC Universal Chef Carla Hall​Carla Hall, the loveable and ditzy Top Chef cheftestant that usually runs around like a chicken with her head cut off, was recently on Late Show with Jimmy Fallon to share her winning Chicken Pot Pie Recipe.  For those of you who want a bit of lovin' in ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Make Your Own Gluten-Free Girl Scout Cookies (Recipe)

    Do-si-dos -- safe for Celiacs!​The little hustlers, also know as Girl Scouts, have left their perches in front of Walmart and retreated into their human caves.You know what that means, right? No more girl scout cookies until next year.If you're a celiac -- and you can't consume gluten -- then this ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Valentine's Day: Time To Make Whoopie (Whoopie Pie Recipe)

    Sarah SchiearCupcakes are so 2010.​Forget the cupcakes - what your lover really wants this year is some good, old-fashioned whoopie.You think you can handle that? Maybe this Valentine's Day won't be so bad, after all.

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    February 4, 2011

    Healthy Sloppy Marios: A Recipe From Top Chef's Fabio Viviani

    NBC Universal Top Chef's Fabio Viviani​This week we featured a two-part interview with Top Chef contestant and chef Fabio Viviani, who's e-book "Did I Really Make Breakfast?" is available on Check out the other parts here and here. Here is Fabio's take on the classic Sloppy Joe. ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    Teens Hospitalized After Pot Cookies Come to School (Recipe)

    ​A South Plantation High is supposed to be a mellow, half-indica, half-sativa buzz. Nothing too intense. Usually if you wake and bake, you're almost straight by the time lunch rolls around. Unless you eat the weed. Then you're way too crippled up for shop class. But Brian Hamacher and To ... More >>

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    January 22, 2011

    Make This Stone Crab and Artichoke Dip For Your Football Watch Party

    Courtesy of Linda Gassenheimer Stone Crab and Artichoke Dip​You've invited a bunch of friends over to watch the games this weekend. That also means you're going to have a half dozen hungry guys and gals in your living room and if you don't feed them they're going to start eating the furnit ... More >>

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    January 22, 2011

    Fuel up for Football: Make These Amazing Pork Sliders

    Flickr/AO101101 Pulled Pork Slider​Watching football requires a lot of work- there's the wearing of the lucky jersey (or hat), goal dancing, cursing at the television...all that works up quite an appetite. Why phone in for bad pizza delivery when you can have these amazing pork sliders? C ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Heavenly Hogfish and Tomatoes: A Recipe From Linda Gassenheimer

    ​This week we featured a two-part interview with chef and author Linda Gassenheimer, who's latest book, "The Flavor of The Florida Keys", hit stores last month. Check out the other parts here and here. Linda agreed to share a recipe from her new book with Clean Plate Charlie readers.

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    January 13, 2011

    Recipe: Shrimp and Grits From Bulldog Barbecue

    Bulldog BBQ Shrimp and Grits Chef Howie Kleinberg wanted to create a contemporary approach to a traditional barbecue favorite, shrimp and grits. He often serves it for special events like the BubbleQ, where he pairs it with a crisp Chardonnay. 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined ½ cup diced to ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes Make Halloween Morning a Treat

    ​I'm all about breakfast, the most important meal of the day. It's especially fun when you make something seasonal and themed, like these pumpkin and pecan pancakes. They'd fit right in with the fall theme anytime from now until Christmas, but who doesn't think about pumpkins, especially around Ha ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Recipe: Dracula's Tochitura (from John Baleanu of Restaurant Transylvania)​Dracula's favorite eatery serves up all sorts of spooktacular cuisine in downtown Hollywood. Today, Restaurant Transylvania's owner, John Baleanu, shares a recipe for Dracula's Tochitura -- a pork stew. Tochitura is a traditional Romanian dish -- each region of the country ha ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Halloween Recipes Add Some Scary to Your Spice

    Witches' fingers make for a spooky Halloween treat.​Getting creative with Halloween can be fun, especially when it comes to food. I remember eating all sorts of Halloween-themed treats as a kid. There's nothing like being dressed up as the grim reaper and eating eyeballs (skinned grapes) or intest ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Deviled Eggs - Heavenly Easy Recipe and a Dozen Variations

    ​No heavy lifting, exotic ingredients or even kitchen know-how is involved in making deviled eggs, which, incidentally, never fell out of favor with certain regional types (read that: Southerners). Trendy? We scoff at the notion that a simple picnic basket, funeral table and church supper staple s ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Recipe: Portuguese Date Dip (From Chef John Paul Kline)

    Photography by Tara, courtesy John Paul Kline Delicious and easy to make!​Chef John Paul Kline makes all kinds of delicious treats for private clients through his Delray Beach catering business, John Paul Custom Cuisine. Today, he shares his recipe for Portuguese Date Dip. Says Kline: "It is co ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    Recipe: Jumbo Prawns, Tuscan Style (Recipe From Casa D'Angelo in Fort Lauderdale)

    ​Casa D'Angelo is known for its Tuscan cooking -- and what better way to enjoy the  flavors of this elegant yet comforting cuisine than through Chef Angelo's specialty prawn dish? It's a quick and easy recipe that's sure to impress even the most discerning guest. Gamberoni Al Vino Bianco ... More >>

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