Monthly Archives: June 2011

Chilled Avocado and Mint Soup

Dear Kermit the Frog, I respectfully disagree. It is quite easy to be green, especially when you’re a smooth and creamy avocado soup. It’s fun to be “cool and friendly-like,” bringing people together in the kitchen–because they really won’t want … Continue reading

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Two New Hummus Recipes!

  Remember a while back when I posted my recipe for lemon hummus? Well, there’re two more hummus recipes (what’s the plural of hummus, anyway? hummai?) where that came from! I’ve got recipes for a southwest black bean hummus and … Continue reading

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Basil Brownie Cake

My basil plant is a little out of control right now; I dream about basil taking over my apartment. I’ve even named him Audrey, because there’s no way I’m going to control him. So, thanks to Audrey, I’m always thinking of … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit Juice, Two Ways

  A few years ago, I worked in the Wall Street neighborhood. There’s a lot to love about that part of New York: Battery Park, beautiful old buildings, Trinity Church, the World Trade Center site, Century 21. But my favorite … Continue reading

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Spinach and Cream Cheese Dip

I love simple foods. I love throwing something together with minimal effort and just a few ingredients and then somehow having it turn out delicious. I love when people don’t believe me when I tell them how easy it is … Continue reading

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Summery Corn and Spinach Pasta

When the weather gets warmer, I start to crave corn. And why shouldn’t I? It’s lying there, gorgeous, begging to be picked up at every farmer’s stall in the city. Bright, sunshiny yellow–I can’t imagine a more summery veggie. But … Continue reading

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Chocolate Snow Donuts

Last weekend, I got to babysit the world’s cutest niece and nephew (trust me, this is verified fact). So, what do you do when you’ve got two days with two toddlers? Well, if you’re me, you immediately think, “What can … Continue reading

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Lemon & Kale Risotto

Confession time: until last week, I’d never actually cooked with kale before. I’ve had kale in dishes in restaurants and at friends’ homes, but I’d never actually bought kale and worked with it until I saw a beautiful bunch of … Continue reading

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Corn Fritters

Sometimes, you just get a craving. For something crunchy, something simultaneously sweet and savory, something that’s down-home good. And sometimes, you just have to listen to that craving. Which is how I ended up with a pile of corn fritters … Continue reading

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Cucumber Sour Cream Raita

Hello, summer. This week was brutal, weather-wise. Somehow, growing up in Texas, I managed to survive the summers pretty well. Now, having lived in New York for 13 years, I cower in front of my A/C the second the thermometer … Continue reading

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