Happy Burns Night! January 25th is, in Scotland, known as Burns Night. It’s when we celebrate our beloved bard, Robert Burns; it’s a celebration involving haggis, neep, tatties and considerable amounts of whisky. So logic would dictate that the following soup involve haggis, and well, everyone has boundaries. Mine involve having haggis soup.
Melkam Gena, everybody! Today Christmas is celebrated in Ethiopia, so this seemed like the right day to do a recipe on how to make Misr Wot (also written as Misir Wot or Misir Wat).
For six weeks, my kids took an art class on Tuesday afternoons. I picked them up from school with a snack they could eat in the car, dropped them off at the museum, and then I used the two hours they were there to get some writing done at a nearby coffee shop. Because they […]
This recipe for lentil soup came to me in a bit of recipe-related serendipity.
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 […]
I know, that’s a really dreary-looking title for a recipe, but it’s not nearly as plain as it sounds. I have been trying incorporate more spinach and kale into my diet, mainly because they are some of the few vegetables my 8-year-old daughter likes rather than only tolerates. How a kid can love spinach and […]
When it’s cold out, warm food that’s warm in both temperature and spiciness is the best there is. The double-whammy of warmth makes it the most bang-for-your-buck dining option. And with the inviting smell of the coconut and curry and the cheerful color of the veggies, this dish is just right for January. And February. […]
Last week, the sky opened up and released buckets of snow that it had apparently been holding on to since sometime in November. In short, it was freakin’ cold outside. But I know how to conquer the cold weather when it hits: with stew! I make stew (and most other things) using a very imprecise cooking […]
On the Internet, there are a lot of fights. That’s just the nature of the beast: you try throwing millions of people together behind the cloak of anonymity and see if you don’t get extreme opinions and extreme fights. One of the most memorable in my (and maybe your) little corner of the Internet is […]
2012 is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. A lot of us make them every year, but how often do we actually follow through on them? Here are some tips to ensure that by this time next year, you can be proud of what you’ve accomplished, instead […]
Fall is here! That means hearty meals that keep you feeling full and warm. Around Seattle, we’re lucky to have access to a variety of cuisines, though I would not say we’re known for our Indian food. This lack of good curries and naan eventually drove me into the arms of this Red Lentil Rice […]
Q: I just have a short question. Often times, when I have an orgasm, I will get a giant cramp or charley horse in my foot and leg. And it seems like it’s always my left leg. This has been happening a lot more frequently recently.
I like to do things in my life the wrong way. Recently I went from being a pencil skirt and blazer-wearing, reasonably respectable member of the business community (no, really, I worked at the Chamber of Commerce) with a full time paycheck to a jeggings-wearing, hippie college student (in Art History of all the lucrative […]
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Yeah, yeah, I know lentils get a lot of shit for being the go-to food that everyone thinks poor people should eat instead of McDonald’s. But the fact is, lentils are cheap, nutritious and a great replacement for meat. Lentils have a ton of protein and fiber, they are versatile, and did I mention cheap?