Recipe Review: Sweet Potatoes, Beans, and Delicious Rice

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I was feeling a little sweet and a little starchy this week, so I set out to find a recipe that would blend all sides of my mood. Enter this dish with sweet potatoes, beans, and delicious rice. A relatively simple dish to make, it is a warm, fall meal that is both filling and practical. And it doesn’t require … Read More

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Favorite Fall Foods

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The reason I want to write broadly about fall foods, apart from the little thrill an alliterative title gives me, is because today was the first really chilly day of the year and I hated it and I need a reason to enjoy this ridiculously cold season. So here’s an ode to fall foods, the rich bits of savory and … Read More

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Recipe Review: Cornbread Muffins

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A disclaimer ““ these aren’t muffins so much as just hyper-portable cornbread. Regular cornbread can be trucked around, but when you don’t want to be weighed down, or when you have limited pocket/bag space, these hyper-portable cornbreads are just the thing. I am certain that cornbread muffins that are legitimately muffins are also delicious, but these are the ones you … Read More

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Recipe Review: Eggplant Puttanesca

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I have a complicated relationship with eggplant. I mean, it’s not that great of a relationship and I definitely would not advertise it on my Facebook page, but eggplant is very much a part of my life. I make it rarely because I do such a terrible job of preparing it. Yet every time I think I will just cut … Read More

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Recipe Review: Easy Pad Thai

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Another week, another new recipe put to the ultimate test, my kitchen. Imagine, if you will, a room lined in stainless steel, its floor an impenetrable tile surface, the imposing appliances and dim light only increase the feeling of being enclosed. This is a fortress of culinary creation from which you will not escape. This is where I make… my … Read More

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Recipe Review: Curried Coconut Lentil Soup

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This week I am trying something new. Instead of posting one of “my own” recipes (in quotation marks because I know I did not come up with them out of the blue, I’ve just been making them for so long that they are probably nothing like the original source material that I’ve forgotten by now anyway), I will be reviewing … Read More

Ailanthus-altissimaRecipe Review: Curried Coconut Lentil Soup

Making the Most of Your Produce

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(Writer’s note: Please read the following sentences in the voice of an infomercial announcer.) Rotten fruits and vegetables. Dinners ruined by produce gone wrong. Grocery budget ballooning. Has this ever happened to you? Produce rots and it can rot fast, leaving you without key ingredients for your dinners and wasting money. But with this new patent food-fresh system, you’ll never … Read More

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Spinach and (Veggie) Sausage Penne

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Maybe it’s the Halloween displays at Target, or maybe it’s the reemergence of “pumpkin” as a ubiquitous and shockingly orange flavor, or maybe it’s that I’m recovering from my first cold/flu of the season, but lately I’ve just been feeling hearty. It might be 90 degrees outside right now, but I am ready to get some hot, hearty, substantial dishes. … Read More

Ailanthus-altissimaSpinach and (Veggie) Sausage Penne