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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…

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A breakfast solution 2.0 (For real this time)

I know talked a big game about those make-ahead multigrain porridge squares, but, full disclosure, I only made them twice. That’s because they were time consuming to make, I quickly tired of their spice-rich flavor (I guess I like my oats on the bland side…) and because I discovered this method of preparing a week’s…

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Homemade chocolate covered strawberries

It’s pretty bewildering that it took me this long to take my homemade chocolate making obsession to new heights. I suppose that I don’t typically buy strawberries in the dead of winter is a good excuse. Still…these are such a no-brainer. As you might imagine, they’re also really easy. Mix the ingredients for the basic chocolate (add…