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Supergrains and Paella

Am I mad?!  I’m pulling a full Jamie Oliver and I know it.  I’m even excited about it.  If you aren’t aware of the clamor from the entire nation of Spain after Jamie re-vamped a paella recipe to include chicken … Continue reading

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Saag Paneer

Fresh from a trip to London and inspired by my penultimate meal of Indian food, I needed saag paneer.  Fresh, homemade, cheese made from whole milk, made golden brown with turmeric and a little caramelization in a pan, mixed with … Continue reading

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Spicy Pork with quinoa, mushrooms and kale

I am not lying when I say that this is the quickest meal that I’ve cooked, from scratch of course.  Yes, I am going on the record to say that heating something in the microwave does NOT qualify for cooking. … Continue reading

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Comfort food congee

Ok this gets written before I pass out completely from jet lag. I just got back from a trip to Amsterdam and Copenhagen with my sister and brother in law…and the jet lag is hitting HARD! But I had to … Continue reading

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Slow cooker chicken chili

Full disclosure: this will be a short post and mostly me raving about how great this recipe from Smitten Kitchen is.  In addition, if I didn’t take advantage of a short post,  I ran the risk of losing momentum and … Continue reading

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Bonkers bread & butter panettone pudding tart

Jamie Oliver couldn’t have have picked a better adjective for this recipe…it is so good that indeed it is BONKERS, just as Jamie describes.    I have had this recipe tumbling around in my head for a while, waiting for the … Continue reading

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Mad for Macarons!

If you haven’t noticed, I am a bit mad for macarons.  A bit obsessed one might say.  The delicate almond, egg white, and sugar cookies area  perfect nexus of my passion for cooking, making pretty looking things, and a engineering … Continue reading

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Creamy Pumpkin Quinoa Risotto

I reached for the tri-color quinoa this afternoon and had no idea what was about to happen.  Truly I didn’t.  I thought I was going to make some quinoa, toss in some canned (line, sustainably, wild caught and all that … Continue reading

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Moules Frite are easier than you think!

Mussels – they seem scary.  They really do!  How do you know if they are good or bad?  How does one clean them?  What does a restaurant do to prepare them?  And do they even taste good?!  They fall into … Continue reading

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I <3 Lorraine and her Prawn linguine with chorizo & cabernet tomato sauce!

Thank you Lorraine Pascale.  Thank you for your beautiful self and your beautiful tv program with your beautiful food porn, done with music that is actually enjoyable and modern.  Thank you, because you have renewed my desire to cook delicious … Continue reading

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