Category Archives: main dish

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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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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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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Lazy Day Nachos

Can we talk about nachos for a minute? Because I’ve got a rant in me, one I’ve been politely holding back, but one I need to get off my chest. Namely, what nachos are…and what they aren’t. For all you … 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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Mexican Salad

On Tuesday, I promised you a recipe using my Tex-Mex black beans. Bet you thought you’d get a recipe for enchiladas or something, right? It’s in the 90s here, people. I’m having trouble convincing myself to turn on the oven … Continue reading

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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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