Archive | Vegetarian

Spring Risotto

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Alright, so it’s been decided! From April 17th through the 23rd I’m going straight-up-now-tell-me vegetarian. This Saturday I’ll post the planned menu and if you would like to, please join me! To get us in the mindset, here’s a lovely vegetarian spring risotto I made Thursday night. Morel mushrooms weren’t available just yet at Whole […]

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Why Do I Love Pizza So Much?

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Well, my big news right now is, at the end of the day tomorrow, I’m retired. It’s true! I bought a yacht and I’m moving to Greece to hang with celebrity chefs so we can shuck oysters and discuss drawn butter. Okay so I’m not going to Greece, but I’m going home. Home to breathe, […]

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What’s All That Pink Stuff?

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It happens every year about this time. We have a few 70-degree days and the gun is jumped. Tank tops are re-introduced to pale skin, chaco sandals are thrown on, the pony-tail is back in action. And then it’s over. Just like that. The temperature drops and all hopes and dreams of a new life […]

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Wild Rice With Tofu and Spinach

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It was 72 degrees today. The windows are open. The sicky linens are in the wash. The sofa is febrezed. “I think I’m gonna like it here.” Name that movie. (Singing will help.) (Oh gosh, I meant in your head.) Wild Rice with Tofu and Spinach: What it took for 2: * 2 cups cooked […]

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Healing Soba Noodle Soup

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We’ve suffered through day two of the raging flu at my house. While subtle moans of what sound to be human agony resonate from the sofa, I’m constantly trying to keep the house decontaminated by hosing down the walls with sanitizer and attaching a tube from my husband’s mouth that leads out the back door. […]

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Smoked Chickpeas. No, Not That Kind.

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So I’ve been mentally packing for my trip this week. One of the items I was giddily going to include was my new pair of cream Sperry Topsiders. Then the darkness set in: a cruel trick from Mother Nature, a plot against me in my desire to wear warm weather footwear. I tell you what, […]

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Sesame Noodles

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Two snow days in a row have taught me something vitally important. The Cosby show is still genius. Sesame Noodles: What it took for 2: * 1/2 pound whole wheat spaghetti * 3 Tbs. all natural peanut butter * 3 Tbs. soy sauce * 2 Tbs. brown sugar * 1 tsp sambal oelek * 6 […]

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Making Fresh Pasta. Oh Yes You Can.

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As I sit here Sunday afternoon, still sipping my reheated morning coffee and keeping an eye on yet another Winter blast on the way, I have four thoughts: 1) Our local weatherman lied. 2) I really need a manicure. 3) Why is it not April? 3) Make fresh pasta in small batches. It’s a lot […]

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Asparagus Salad. I Promise This Is Good.

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So you know how in the world of professional makeup sometimes artists use an anti-redness primer under the makeup? It’s supposed to alleviate red splotches on the skin and even out tone? Well guess what. I bought some, and I LOOK INSANE. Put a couple of bolts in my neck and call me Frankie. After […]

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