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Farro and Sweet Corn topped with Beans, Caramelized Onions, Sweet Bell Peppers, Roasted Cauliflower and Chaat Masala

I never got on the quinoa bandwagon. That is probably apparent to anyone who reads this blog regularly. I find it bitter, and even when rinsed enough to get rid of the bitterness, I then find it difficult to cook exactly the way I want it (not soggy or super soft). But this is not meant as a diatribe against quinoa, but rather to say if quinoa is your thing, I bet it would be fantastic in this dish. I just could not think of a graceful way to name the dish “Any Whole Grain You Want” and Corn Bowl…. [keep reading to whet your appetite]

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Rice Krispy Treats made with Browned Butter and Vanilla Salt

I never make Rice Krispy Treats because I have no off button for them. Seriously, no self control whatsoever. So what made me think it was a good idea to step them up a notch with browned butter and vanilla salt I have no idea. [keep reading to whet your appetite]


Pineapple and Beef Kheema with Pancho Phoron and Kale (Indian Ground Beef Curry made easy with canned pineapple)

This is the last of the dishes I made prior to my surgery–and I am at my parents and realized I forgot my laptop charger. !!! Panic ensues. Thank goodness I have a husband who never forgets his, and has promised me I can use his laptop. But for now I am typing against the clock on a dim screen. [keep reading to whet your appetite]

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Vanilla Citrus Perunillas: Alex Bakes!; Review of Charcutería

July 8, 2014

Those of you familiar with a Spanish charcutería board may be staring at this post in consternation, wondering what a cookie recipe has to do with Spanish cured meats, or even cured anything. Stick with me! I was of two minds about whether to request Jeffrey Weiss’s Charcutería: The Soul of Spain for review. On the […]

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Ancho and Beer Braised Brisket Tacos with Pickled Red Onions in the Slow Cooker; Review of Dos Caminos Tacos

July 3, 2014

I am doing my best but I do not think my posts are going to get particularly lengthy or eloquent any time soon. The pain meds have been downgraded to the kinds that make you just kinda drowsy, not the ones that knock you on your back.

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Potato Curry with Peas and Mushrooms; Review of Silk Road Vegetarian

June 28, 2014

A blogger’s dilemma: I have so many fantastic things to say about this dish and this cookbook–but between narcotics and pain words are not really coming. But I want to keep posting; I still have great food to share! So, pardon my brevity please!

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Marbled Chocolate Pound Cake

June 25, 2014

While you are reading this, with any luck I will be lying on the couch recovering, watching something light and trashy like Mistresses, while Alex makes dinner and Sammy fans me with a palm frond. A girl can dream, right?

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Bacon Ricotta (Blue) Corn Cakes; Review of Bacon 24/7

June 22, 2014

You will have to pardon me if any tone of irritation creeps into my writing while singing the praises of these corn cakes. I am not allowed to eat today (because the surgery tomorrow is in my abdomen) and I am definitely a person who leans toward hanger when unable to eat. I don’t know […]

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Review of The Healthy Slow Cooker, Second Edition (Gluten Free)

June 18, 2014

I am afraid I do not have a recipe for you today. I am reviewing Judith Finlayson’s The Healthy Slow Cooker: 135 Gluten-Free Recipes for Health and Wellness, which is a Robert Rose publication. Robert Rose prefers you do not share recipes beyond a select few (for more about how I review books and why […]

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