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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Favorite meal of the week was this shoot-from-the-hip noodley (is that a word?) Asian salad built on leftovers. The fixings? Udon tossed with shredded cabbage, pickled vegetables, roasted peanuts, and a splash of rice vinegar, fish sauce, and cilantro. This was where it all started the evening before when friends gathered around a  Saturday night Banh Mi Bar (I […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Since it was all about Valentine’s Day this week, I was thinking pink, as in Strawberry Milk. Not the Nesquik version, mind you, but a homespun recipe made by mixing 1 cup milk, 1 handful frozen strawberries, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in a blender until smooth and frothy. Add honey to taste, a teaspoon at a […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Big emphasis on breakfast this week, starting with these beauties: red and green baked apples. It’s a recipe in the works for my cookbook, but I did something similar a few years ago that you can find here. Started the week off with a big veggie prep  — washing lettuces, chopping vegetables, and making a […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Like most of you, these past weeks have been all about the holidays, starting with a big batch of Alice Waters’ Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from The Art of Simple Food. This recipe is just one more reason to love Alice. On the subject of cookies, it’s not Christmas around here without a big batch of gingerbread. […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

We’re finally getting some cold weather here in California (or at least chilly by our standards), which calls for comfort food, starting with this homey  Hungarian Mushroom Goulash from Sarah Copeland’s vegetarian cookbook Feast. The mushrooms did such a fine job in their meaty role, we didn’t even miss the beef. Traveling the  comfort food globe […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

I do believe I’m a little behind here on My Week in Food, so let’s catch up starting with breakast. Made this pretty little meal for a food writer  friend who stopped by to talk shop. Took advantage of all my favorite fall fruits in a diced salad of persimmon, pomegranate, pears, and tangerines, with […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

  What we cooked this week was dictated largely by the fact that we harvested the remains of the garden for the season, starting with these French red pumpkins, which I believe are bound for a soup pot. I have a few sugar pie pumkins too, which I’ll roast for pie like this. or this    There […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

Started the week by picking up these mini eggplants at the farmers’ market, each of which was about the size of an apple. I almost didn’t want to cook them, they were so cute. Alas, I did anyway, by cutting them in half and roasting them in a 375 degree oven until nearly done. I then […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD (plus a giveaway)

Started the week off with “Ceviche Saturday”…a simple meal paired with tortilla chips and guac. If you’ve never made ceviche, DO. No recipe required. Cut raw white fish, shrimp,  scallops, calamari, etc.  into bite-size pieces, stir in finely chopped cilantro and jalapeno, then add enough fresh lime juice to completely submerge the seafood. Four or more hours […]

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MY WEEK IN FOOD

After a few weeks of stumbling around for equilibrium, we’re starting to get into the school lunch groove. I find dips help when it comes to making veggies more enticing. Pulled together a homemade ranch number, which you’ll find both here and in my cookbook. Making produce pretty also helps. Here I went a little Orange is the New Black […]

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