Monthly Archives: February 2011

Carrot Dijon Soup

As you’ve already figured out, I’m somewhat obsessed with soups. But as you might not know, I’m more-than-somewhat obsessed with mustard. Of all varieties: Dijon, whole-seed, even the fake orangey stuff that’s named after one of my favorite European languages. … Continue reading

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Lemon Cookies – With a Variation

Tuesday was my friend A’s birthday, and I wanted to bake her a little birthday present. I was torn between light, flaky lemon cookies and tried-and-true chocolate chip cookies. After all, spring is around the corner, which brings visions of … Continue reading

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Vegetables Wellington

The inspiration for this–as you can probably guess–came from the traditional Beef Wellington dish that involves meat and puff pastry. But the end result of this doesn’t really resemble BW except in name. Instead, this is a light dish, fresh … Continue reading

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Vegan Walnut Brownies

I hesitated to call these “Vegan Walnut Brownies,” because (though they are vegan) they are also just down-home good. Like, ridiculously good. Like, how-can-vegan-be-this-good good. So, I almost just titled them “walnut brownies,” but then, afraid that it would be … Continue reading

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Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

This dish has a bit of a personality disorder: is it an appetizer? a side dish? Is it sweet? spicy? a vegetable? grain? carb or protein? Truth is, it’s a bit of all of those, and more. These stuffed tomatoes … Continue reading

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Spicy Broccoli Citrus Soup

I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately, and that (plus the cold weather) has me craving soups of all kinds. As if you hadn’t noticed. I love broccoli, and I love spice, and so this soup in particular … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Almond Pancakes with Walnut Maple Syrup

This is your last chance to plan your V-day menu. Your last chance to dash to the grocery store, make sure your favorite pan is washed, pull down the tray from the top shelf of your cabinet. So, for all … Continue reading

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Coconut Chocolate Mousse

It’s almost here: three days until V-day. For me, V-day has always just been another day; I have no strong memories or feelings one way or another. But I realize I’m the exception. Those of you in a relationship are … Continue reading

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Gran’s Southern Biscuits

These are southern-style biscuits just like grandma used to make. Literally: this recipe came to me (via my mom) from my grandmother and great aunt. And, besides being delicious, there’s something reassuring in that; though I’ve lived in New York … Continue reading

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Pico de Gallo

So it’s over now (congrats Cheeseheads). They’re cleaning the champagne off the Packers’ locker room floor in Dallas. Aaron Rodgers is glad he lives in a cell-phone era (if you don’t know what I’m referring to, you obviously didn’t start … Continue reading

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