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Asian Salmon Over Ribbon Courgettes – cooking away codependency

This is fast and fabulous and hits all the notes on the taste-o-meter! Ingredients Sauce 4 tbsp honey 2 tsp sesame oil 1-2 tsp hot sauce 2 tbsp soy sauce  1 tbsp white vinegar 1 large garlic clove  1 tbsp grated fresh ginger Whisk sauce ingredients together.

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Ice Cream Addiction

 My all time favourite indulgence is a candy coated in chocolate called Almond Roca. I literally swoon whenever I am given a box. I never buy them as I have no control but when I pass them in a store

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Persimmon and arugula salad – another recipe from Abuse ends when you love yourself

 One of my favorite restaurants in LA is Gjelina on Abbot Kinney. It was here that I was introduced to this wonderful combination of simple ingredients. Any of your favorite dressings will work – I just love the flavor of

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Roasted Granola – another recipe to cook codependency away

 I adore granola and searched for years to find a recipe that had the perfect balance of crunch, sweetness and texture. I often play around with ingredients by omitting some and including others. It works brilliantly with any combination –

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Pasta perfection – another recipe to cook codependency away

 This is undoubtedly my favorite way to serve pasta and works beautifully with any sauce. Sugo di pomodoro – the simplest Italian tomato sauce 1 large can sieved tomatoes 1 onion, peeled salt, black pepper, brown sugar, chili flakes to

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Mini desserts to wash away co-dependency

   Co-dependents are “saviors” in disguise and there are no lengths to which we will not go to save or redeem the object of our love and desire. Much of that earnest energy has gone to waste. Can you imagine

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New York Steak Salad – another recipe to cook codependency away

 This is one of my favorite salads from Toscana in LA. It’s delicious, takes minutes to prepare, and banishes any need for carbohydrates. Salmon is a great substitute. New York steak Salt, black pepper Arugula Parmesan cheese Barbecue steak – 3

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BBQ Corn with Parmesan crust – another recipe to cook away codependency

 When Sue was visiting we went to Smorgasburg in Williamsburg.  There was one kiosk with the longest line and even when it began to rain, no one moved. I had to see what they had. Corn, spread with butter and

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BBQ Caesar salad – another recipe from cooking codependency away

 I’m always looking for new ways to spin an old favorite. Works so much better with a recipe than with a man!  Romaine spears 2 eggs, boiled and chopped Caesar dressing ¼ cup red wine vinegar 1 lemon, juiced 2

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An A-list feta salad with crispy vegetables

This was the salad that landed me Elizabeth Taylor as my first client when I moved to LA. The irony didn’t escape me  – a codependent with eight husbands! Would definitely have sent her a copy of the manual if

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