Monthly Archives: July 2011

Asparagus and Mushroom Quinoa

4th of July weekend, a couple of my dear friends came in from out of town and we got to see each other and hang out at a gorgeous rooftop beer garden in the Flatiron district. The food was amazing, … Continue reading

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Lemon Parsley Pasta

As you probably noticed, I’m obsessed with lemon, especially this time of year. And with a heat wave hitting NYC last week, my appetite disappeared like an Italian ice on the sidewalk. I had to eat to keep myself going, … Continue reading

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Lemon Pepper Asparagus

You know how sometimes you get into the mode of create-create-create, and forget your tried-and-trues? Maybe that’s just me. In any case, from time to time I end up experimenting so much with food and wanting to try new things … Continue reading

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Spinach Polenta

Growing up in the South (which one of my friends informed me is incorrect; according to her, Texas is part of the West, not part of the South), and (more to the point) with a mother who grew up in … Continue reading

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Cayenne Thyme Butter

Brussels sprouts are my favorite vegetable. I realize I’m waaaay in the minority here, but I love them. Raw, steamed, roasted…anyway you cook them, I’m pretty much guaranteed to love ‘em. And this recipe is no exception. While you’re throwing … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato and Almond Soup

When I was in college, I was friends with a swimmer who broke a ton of records at my school and ended up going to Sydney as an alternate for the US Olympic team. Since I haven’t talked to him … Continue reading

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Potatoes with Parsley and Butter

There’s a restaurant near me that my friends and I love because of their side dishes. Whether it’s their creamy mac & cheese or the best fried okra this side of the Mason-Dixon, they’ve got a list of about twenty … Continue reading

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New Soup Recipe at Pi Gluten Free!

If you love soup half as much as I do, you’ll want to check out my carrot & tomato soup recipe, which is up on the Pi Gluten Free website. You can find the recipe here, and while you’re there … Continue reading

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Lentil-stuffed Chilis

Ah, stuffed peppers. This is your time of year; who doesn’t want to end a summer day with a hearty and sweet stuffed pepper? Who doesn’t want to bite into the crunch of your outer shell? Who doesn’t want to … Continue reading

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Jalapeno Rice

Sometimes, you need a little heat in your life. Granted, we’ve  had a lot of heat this week in NYC–temperatures in the 90s. So I decided to fight fire with fire, hence this hot little number. I love spicy foods–give me … Continue reading

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