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Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Leticia has been illustrating for many moons and many meals... A graduate of School of Visual Arts in NYC, her work has been published in various magazines & national newspapers. She lives in Portland, Maine with her family, a sweet dog and 3 temperamental chickens.

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Applesauce slowcooked
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Criss-Cross Applesauce by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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So easy, it's child's play! Perfect to use the extra apples left over after a nice trip apple picking...

Magic quiche
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Magic Trick Quiche by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Ta-da! You are now capable of transforming any leftovers into an amazing dinner: all you need is 3 eggs and a pre-made crust! Add mushrooms, broccoli, corn, bacon, cooked onions or whatever rocks your boat to this magic mix and voila', dinner! (or brunch)

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Roman Style Artichokes by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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I love artichokes in any form... but this is one of their best spring incarnations! Something about the combination of mint, garlic and parsley that makes them sing. Best at room temperature.

Drop the beet
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Drop the Beet & Go Nuts by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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A creamy, almost fluorescent pasta sauce made with beets, cream and walnuts… Looks quite stunning and tastes deliciously earthy-beety.

Pasta all'arrabbiata
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Pasta all'Arrabbiata by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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A classic of Rome and the Lazio region, this spicy sauce is made quickly and has fresh, sunny flavors!

Tortilla rapida
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Tortilla Rapida by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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When time is an issue, or simply don't feel like frying potatoes, this is a tasty solution- Picnic perfect, or an easy summer lunch, partnered with a green salad.

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Hot Weather Sesame Noodles by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Perfect for those dog days of summer when real cooking is a bit much- Also, it's always a hit for pot lucks!

Whipped cream
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Musical Whipped Cream by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Get your exercise and get ready for dessert all at once! What will you dance to?

Kitchen hacks
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My favorite kitchen hacks... by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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I love hacks, tricks and mysterious shortcuts- Here are a few that I use all the time!

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Spring fever salad
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Spring Fever Salad by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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No need to use bunnies for this recipe, they are pure decoration! If you are craving some green, fresh flavors, this is your salad. March makes us hopeful for sun and flowers here in Maine...

Pasta carbonara
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Pasta Carbonara by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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The Italian mac 'n' cheese- About 5 ingredients away from dinner!
If vegetarian, substitute bacon with Romano cheese and peas-

Empty the fridge minestrone
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Empty the Fridge Minestrone by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Basic template for any soup- Keep it simple, make it crazy…!

Good luck lentils
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Good Luck Lentils by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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In Italy, when I was growing up, it was traditional to eat lentils at New Year's eve, because they would bring good luck for the year to come (or money, specifically, since they are round)- But they are certainly good any time of they year, and they are lucky because they are healthy!

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Ice Cream Dream by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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I almost called this one Analog Ice Cream, since there's no need for machine… I found it on the internet, and boy, it is so simple and delicious- Try different variations, add nuts, frozen fruit, mmmmmm….

Irish soda bread
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Irish Soda Bread by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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This is my friend Jenna's recipe- It is soooo good toasted with butter!
It freezes quite nicely, so go ahead and make a batch!

Tomato soup
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Easy-peasy tomato soup by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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It takes no time to make, great excuse to make a grilled cheese sandwich or quesadilla…

Orange salad
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Let the sunshine in salad by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Perfect for long winters in the Northern Hemisphere… a Sicilian recipe, it's simple and uses citrus in an original way- To make it a meal, shave some Parmesan on it!

Fishy sauce
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Fishy Sauce for Roasted Veggies by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Especially good on roasted brussels sprouts, or delicata squash...

Tahini garlic sauce
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tahini garlic joy by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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A fun dressing that works on salads and steamed veggies… makes me think of summer!

Holiday potluck
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Holiday Potluck by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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It's that time of the year soon, bring a dish, share the fun!

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Garam masala
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Garam Masala Roasted Roots by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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I've done this with just carrots, or parsnips & onions, or beets topped with fresh herbs at the end- The combination of roasting and the spices warms up the house!

Cosmic cranberry
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Cosmic Cranberry Sauce by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Just in time for Thanksgiving! This recipe takes no time to make and the addition of ginger & pomegranate seeds adds surprising flavor & texture. Enjoy!

Tasty taters recipe
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Tasty Taters by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Basic oven roasted potatoes, with garlic & rosemary (try it with squash too!)

2 to biscuit
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Two to Biscuit by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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A super simple recipe that is floating around the internet, whoever invented it, thank you! Makes about a dozen fluffy biscuits in a jiffy.

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Spaghetti with Butternut Squash & Sage by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Another fall recipe!

Cauliflower sauce
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Cauliflower Pasta Sauce by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Creamy tomato sauce, with a nice veggie body!

Pumpkin muffins
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Pumpkin Muffins by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Perfect timing for the Pumpkin Flavored Everything extravaganza! But please enjoy them any time of the year you need a fall fix...

Sunshine pie
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Sunshine Pie (Corn Pie, or Pastel de Choclo) by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Perfect with a small salad for lunch, fun to bring to a potluck!

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Too many greens & a potato pasta by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Use up all those greens! (keep a close watch on that Parmigiano Tiger…)

Tomato glory
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Tomato Glory by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Another way to use up the abundance of tomatoes this time of the year...

Risotto rapido
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Risotto Rapido with Shrimp by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Halve the time of making risotto with a pressure cooker!

Aglio olio peperoncino
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Spaghetti with Garlic, Oil & Red Pepper Flakes by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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AKA Spaghetti Aglio, Olio & Peperoncini… a true classic when the fridge is empty- Great as a midnight snack after a movie, perfect after late discussions with friends on a rooftop...

Campari aperitivo
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Aperitivo Estivo (Summer Aperitif) by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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A classic, to drink thinking of the Italian Riviera, a faraway beach or your favorite summer vacation dream….

East village carrot dressing
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East Village Dressing by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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My attempt to re-create a carrot-ginger dressing from one of my favorite restaurants in NYC when I was in college...

Banana muffins
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Banana Muffins by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Too many bananas turning brown quickly? This recipes transforms them into delicious muffins- Also works as banana bread, just bake for 40-45 minutes (makes 2 loaves).

Curried cole slaw
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Curried Cole Slaw by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Strawberry rhubarb crisp
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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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It's the season for rhubarb! Take advantage of it (if you are in the Northern Emisphere)...

Summer tuna pasta
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Seaside Summer Pasta by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Great for hot summer days, easy to throw together

Easy soup
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Easy go-to soup by Leticia Plate

Portland, Maine, US

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Tested and true-

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