Category Archives: cooking

Lasagna Al’Arrabiata

When you have a blizzard bearing down on you, there’s only one thing to do, in my opinion: make something warm and spicy and hunker down to enjoy. Which is just what my neighbors and I did in the wake … Continue reading

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Three Bean (Four Alarm) Chili

I’ve lived in New York for the past fifteen (!) years, but there’s still a bit of Texan in me: I love Shiner Bock, Pat Green and George Strait, I can do a mean two-step, and I love me my … Continue reading

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Sour Cream and Chive Smashed Potatoes

This Thanksgiving, every table will have mashed potatoes. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Truly; I love me some mashed potatoes. But are we just like everybody else? Are we ho-hum, same old dish as everyone else? No, we are … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce

As a foodie, Thanksgiving holds a special place in my heart. Fall foods, in general, are my favorite kinds: the warm spices, the comforting dishes, pumpkins and cranberries and soups. Yep, fall foods are the highlight of my year, and … Continue reading

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Quinoa and Lentil Stew

Weather’s turned, and I’m down with a cold. Like half of New  York, it seems. But that’s ok; I’ve got a warm, healthy and delicious stew to get me through it. Don’t let the pictures fool you: this stew is … Continue reading

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Coconut Milk Rice Pudding

I know, I know. Slap me on the wrist; I have been a bad blogger. Between work and school and more work (I have two jobs, one in research and the other as a personal trainer), I’ve been doing 14-hour … Continue reading

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Spinach & Lentil Wraps

Since I was talking about great training food with you last week, I thought I’d share another of my favorites that’s good both for runners and athletes in training as well as for couch potatoes just looking for something yummy … Continue reading

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Almond Quinoa with Steamed Broccoli

The end of summer means several things to me, including fall weather (yippee!), a new school year, my favorite food time of year, and the approach of fall marathon season. Which means a ramp-up in my training, which in turn … Continue reading

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Corn Soup

All y’all know how much I love soup. Really love soup. And as the weather turns just cool enough for me to contemplate warm soups again (after a summer of chilled ones), I thought I’d whip up a batch of … Continue reading

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Quesadillas & Good News!

As I mentioned, my mom was in town last week and we did some cooking together. Since my mom was my first teacher when it comes to cooking and baking, I always like going back to the kitchen with her. … Continue reading

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