Friday, January 29, 2016

Chicken Lettuce Cups

This week, my post was going to be … a glass of wine.

How to open it, pour it, and drink it.

And then I remembered, most people reading this already know how to do that. And do it well.  So I decided not to waste your or my time.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

White Bean and Ham Soup

What a perfectly dark and rainy day here in Los Angeles. Perfect for my moodiness, my anxiety to accomplish much in the New Year, and for the bowl of warmth sitting in front of me.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Skip the Mashed, go with Scalloped

You might be thinking, well this is a little late. Wasn’t Thanksgiving last week? Why didn’t I know about this recipe like 10 days ago? That way I could’ve skipped mashing all those damn potatoes.

Don’t fret. I’m cooking Christmas dinner for our entire family this year, and this scalloped potato dish will reign. I still have three weeks to plan the menu, but there is no way I’d leave this recipe out.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

A Simple Stir Fry

I can’t seem to say goodbye to summer. It’s certainly having difficulty leaving us, based on the current temperature in late October. But I won’t complain. Instead of zucchini, I’ll have apples and persimmons. And those will do just fine by me.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Raw Vegetable Salad with Avocado & Pistachio Dressing

With one hand on the steering wheel and the other double-checking I packed enough snacks in Vesper’s Spiderman backpack, I finally reverse out of my Valley driveway, earlier than we are all ever usually awake.

What happened to my youth?

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Baked Eggs with Leeks and Mushrooms

Lately seems like the best time to get real. The “birth of no” has begun.

I can only stand so many birthday parties. It’s the perfect thing to do on a weekend with kids who need to be entertained, but nonetheless, a bit of a timeworm. Having kids has given me opps to meet some incredible people, so I’m stoked for our time together. It’s just… how is it possible to keep track of it all?  Work is one thing… but personally… a limitless to do list is standard at this point, right?

So, baked eggs. With their grounded friends, mushrooms, leeks, & thyme.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

My Kind of Cleanse: French Onion Soup

First of all, Happy New Year!!!! I probably should retire that salutation, but I’m still so happy it’s a new year.  I love the Holidays, don’t get me wrong, but are you like me? Can you breathe a little easier knowing it’s all over? Do we share a profound welcome to the quiet after the storm? Over-served, partied out, indulgent and exhausted?

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Whatever Makes You Happy

Nothing about this week’s ingredient has a thing to do with the current situation I put myself in. Except that cucumbers make me happy. On anything and with everything. After years of regretfully lacking appreciation for my time and my freedom, the previously mentioned job which took me away from those benefits, has unfortunately ended.

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