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Lazy Dinner: Soy-Orange Beef with Rice (and Other Variations)

Sometimes you want something really yummy for dinner but don’t want to put much effort into it. My go-to in those situations (if I’m not in the mood for pasta or takeout) is to just throw something in a pan with some sauce and make a pot of rice. One of my favorites is to […]

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Surrounded by Rice

Boyfriend Freckle is the type of person to not check cupboards and fridges before going out for groceries. Recent cleaning out of said cupboards showed me that we own four different kinds of rice, three pastas, five bags of noodles, and some couscous.

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5 Recipes I Totally Need to Make: Cold Weather Edition

Maybe you’re one of those people blessed with air conditioning, but I spent all summer sweating it out and not wanting to cook anything. After a while, there were foods I wanted, but the brain-melting temperatures made turning on the oven the last thing I wanted to do. Now, finally, it’s cooled off here and I’m […]

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Get in My Belly: Black Bean Rice Salad with Mango

A good rice salad recipe can be eaten at any temperature, and having tried this black bean, mango, peanut and wild rice combination, I know I will happily make it again.

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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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Get in My Belly: Red Lentils, Kale and Rice

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 […]

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Coconut Milk Lentil Curry

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. […]

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Say it Ain’t So: It’s Time for Lentils!

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 […]

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Chef Julia’s Soubise, or, We Thought This Would Be Weirder Than It Was

So, soubise (pronounced soo-BEEZ) is this French onion-and-rice stuff that I’d never heard of before seeing the recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but I thought, well, I like rice and onions. Let’s give it a shot. I was a little worried that it would come out tasting…terrible? But I was pleasantly surprised.

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The Beggars’ Banquet: Pistachio Lemon Pilaf

It’s as good as it sounds.