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I Refuse to Associate with Fat-Shamers

Be better than this, everyone on the internet.

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My Little Experiment: Going Vegan for a Month

During February, I’ll be cutting out all animal products from my diet. Yes, even cheese.

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Spicy Comfort Food of the Pinto Variety

I have had a can of pinto beans sitting in my pantry. In true apartment-living style, my pantry is a large cabinet above my microwave, but “pantry” sounds much nicer, though, upon further reflection, I am not sure that a sentence about a can of beans really merits much dressing up. Anyway, I have had […]

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Food for the Cold Season

I am writing to you from 30,000 feet, give or take a mile. Soaring high above the rugged western United States with its snow covered peaks and mesas and roads that, at dawn, resemble rivers of molten lava which would not be out of place on Mount Doom, is nothing short of inspirational. Unfortunately, unless […]

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Cookie Times

Winter is the perfect time of year for cookies. For starters, if you make too much cookie dough, you can freeze it just by throwing it outside (in a sealed container to prevent attracting raccoons and other rabies-laden but surprisingly adorable critters). For seconders, completely disregard that first point and just continue to use the […]

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Fried Rice is Nice

Every week, I take a moment to scan apartment décor blogs, book suggestion blogs, and food suggestion blogs. With each type of blog, I have a system: for the apartment, I gloss over anything that won’t stand up to one hyperactive dog and one passive-aggressive cat that scratches the furniture and then accidentally-on-purpose manages to […]

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Food for Thought

Lately, I’ve been doing recipe reviews to expand my own culinary skills and to share my mistakes with others, thus hopefully preventing them from repeating my errors. It’s almost a public service! I mean, not really, but I am feeling a little self-aggrandizing. This week, I do not have any recipe review, though, because I […]

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It is Almost Thanksgiving!

Ah, one of the most wonderful times of the year is finally almost upon us. Like a lion, shaking its butt in a stealthy manner while preparing to spring upon the (I’m assuming) delectable haunches of a gazelle, I am wide-eyed with anticipation of a four-day all-out food fest. Ideally, I’d be hanging out with […]

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Recipe Review: Sweet Potatoes, Beans, and Delicious Rice

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 […]

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Favorite Fall Foods

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 […]

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Recipe Review: Cornbread Muffins

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 […]

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Recipe Review: Eggplant Puttanesca

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 […]

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Recipe Review: Easy Pad Thai

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 […]

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Recipe Review: Curried Coconut Lentil Soup

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 […]

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Making the Most of Your Produce

(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 […]