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Spring sights

I’m feeling really conflicted about this post, because it isn’t about food or anything food related, and this is NOT a “lifestyle” blog in the sense that I don’t expect anybody to be interested in the minutiae of my existence. However, I took these pics over the past few days and they are too beautiful…

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Asparagus and mushroom brown rice risotto

It had been a while since I’d done a brown rice risotto, considering my recent spate of barley versions. As a result, my store of brown rice was considerable, so I thought I’d try to burn through a bit of it this weekend. This risotto was a good way to go. The only caveat is…

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Copious caponata

That’s about 3 pounds of caponata, which strikes me as a very reasonable amount, considering how magically delicious it is. This amount served 4 as an appetizer, so I’m going to be noshing on the leftovers for quite some time. Lucky me. This recipe comes from a family friend, who printed it out for me…

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Winter veggie medley with coconut tofu- with recipe update

Post-race fueling dinner. Recipe coming soon. Promise to return to regular posting ASAP! OK, I’m back. Here’s the recipe for this pretty in pink dinner: Ingredients firm/super-firm tofu, pressed and sliced into strips 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 bunch beets, cleaned and cubed 1/2 a butternut squash, peeled and diced 1 cup quinoa, cooked 1/2…

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Snow day nibbles

A couple of inches of snow have shut Bridgetown down in a big way. No pressure to trek to school to do some paperwork today–it’s been officially closed since Thursday afternoon! So what’s a girl to do? Catch up on some work, and make my favorite salty snack. This batch features salt, pepper, and curry…

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Ottolenghi-inspired bean, grain and greens salad

Since moving to Portland in September and switching my public radio affiliation to OPB, I’ve been exposed to several shows that weren’t on the St. Louis Public Radio waves–the most notable being America’s Test Kitchen. During last week’s episode, a woman after my own heart called in, asking for advice about how to cook in…