Monthly Archives: May 2011

Rice and Green Peas/Matar Pulao

My friends all know that I love Indian food, and I love to cook Indian food. Matar pulao is a fantastic Southern Indian dish of rice and peas with spices and often cashews. This is not, strictly speaking, matar pulao. … Continue reading

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Vegan Blueberry Muffins

As I’ve mentioned before, I love cooking weekend brunch. I love getting up late and taking my time about making a meal. It’s a luxury that I don’t have during the week, when I usually scarf down a bowl of … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Cashew Cream Soup

As I mentioned last week, I’ve been craving soups. And not just any soup; not just “oh, I’ll throw together a few things and make a light, springlike soup.” Nope, I’m craving warm, thick, hearty, winter soup. But the weather … Continue reading

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Chocolate Loaf

Inspired by my successful foray into loaf cakes a few weeks ago, I decided to make a chocolate loaf this week. This recipe turned out delicious and so easy to make–it’s the perfect thing for a Tuesday night chocolate craving! … Continue reading

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Pasta Primavera

Despite the fact that the weather is refusing to offer us blue skies, the grocery store bins are full of delicious-looking spring produce. And so, while the overcast skies make me want to curl up with a winter soup, I … Continue reading

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Strawberry Shortcake

Well, sort of strawberry shortcake. Purists believe that strawberry shortcake is only strawberry shortcake when you use a biscuit. When I was a kid, it was done with a spongy cake–an angel food cake or those little cake shells that … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Almond Scones

On Wednesday, I had to visit a customer out in the farthest reaches of Queens. Round-trip, my commute that day was about five hours. Three trains and a bus ride each way. Ugh. But I did discover that after a … Continue reading

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Spinach & Red Bean Salad with Triple Sec Vinaigrette

Yep, you read that title right: Triple Sec Vinaigrette. After a week that included a seriously busy schedule, a camera lens that had to be replaced, and a hip injury, it was time for me to break open the liquor … Continue reading

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Aromatic French Lentils

There’s been a lot of rain here recently. Off and on, nothing too bad, but it’s gotten pretty rare to have a full day of blue skies. So, even as the temperature warms up, I’m craving warm food. Comfort food.┬áThese … Continue reading

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Lemon Cake

With a certain wedding last week, I was in the mood for something that would go well with tea. You know, something light and delicious. Subtle and sophisticated. Simple and timeless. Not unlike a certain bride’s celebrated style. So here’s … Continue reading

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