1. Pasta e Ceci

    Sun 15 November 2015 | tags: Pasta |

    Ceci is Italian for chick peas. This is a really simple dish with pasta and chick peas as the main ingredients. I never thought that would be a good combination, but it is surprisingly good. The pasta and chick peas together create almost a gnocchi like texture in your mouth …

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  2. Fajitas


    This is just the recipe for the marinade. Someday I'll be better and post instructions on how to grill it -- or as I sometimes do, cook in a super hot cast iron pan.

    • 1/2 c olive oil

    • 1/3 soy sauce

    • 4 scallions, coarsely chopped

    • 4 cloves garlic …

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  3. Green Gumbo

    Fri 12 June 2015 | tags: cajun |


    • 1 cup peanut oil
    • 1 cup flour
    • 2 cups chopped onion
    • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
    • 1 cup chopped celery
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
    • 1 ham hock
    • 10 cups water
    • 3 lbs assorted hearty greens (kale, spinach, etc.)
    • salt
    • 1 lb …
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  4. Cassoulet

    Based on Cooks Illustrated recipe for French Pork and White Beans Casserole (Cassoulet).


    • 1 lb dried canellini beans

    • 1 bay leaf

    • 4 sprigs thyme

    • 5 tb vegetable oil

    • 1 1/2 lbs garlic sausage, cut in 1 inch pieces.

    • 4 oz salt pork, bacon, or pancetta, chopped finely

    • 1 …

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  5. Pasta Carbonara

    Tue 13 January 2015 | tags: Pasta |

    One of my favorite things to eat is a runny egg. It’s actually the only “banned food” that I couldn’t bring myself to give up when I was pregnant. So it’s no surprise that I find pasta carbonara delicious. I’ve found the perfect recipe by combining …

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  6. Colombian Chicken Soup

    Sun 04 January 2015 | tags: Soup |

    My husband and I have developed a tradition over the past few years. When I get sick with a cold, he makes me chicken noodle soup. He makes chicken stock in large batches every few months and freezes it. He uses that as base for a chicken noodle soup recipe …

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  7. Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Thu 20 November 2014 | tags: Pasta |

    I love spaghetti and meatballs. There’s not much more I can say about that. But no one likes a meatball that’s dry and crumbly, or one that’s so soft that it can’t hold its shape. One of my favorite meatball recipes comes from Elyse Bauer at …

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  8. Bi Bim Bap

    Fri 26 September 2014 | tags: Korean |

    One of my first published recipes: bi bim bap. It’s a Korean dish with a whole bunch of assorted vegetables served with rice topped with a runny fried or poached egg. I took inspiration from a few recipes, including one from maangchi and Korean Bapsang.

    This includes a list …

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