Sunday, September 11, 2016

Noodles and a Marathon

(this is a marathon length post, so SPOILER)

It all started Alumni Weekend, last October 2015, 20 years after high school. I stayed with one of my oldest and dearest friends on Lookout Mountain, TN, where I was raised well, even after all the middle-of-the-night sneak outs and kissing boys, smoking cigarettes unwell. I drove into town from Atlanta with another high-school sister, my senior roommate, the only year I boarded away from home. When driving North to Chattanooga, you round a corner directly under Missionary Ridge and just beyond the bend, a great looming, vast city, bordered by mountains, hills, and ridges announces itself to you.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Everyday Whole Grains; Part 1

One half of French and Farrar, me … Steph … is 5 days into an elimination diet called the Whole30. Two days ago, day 3, I was feeling strangely hungover and sluggish after wiping all traces of sugar, grains, dairy and alcohol from my system. My first thought upon waking up that day was, “what the hell am I doing?” and “I didn’t drink last night, did I?” and “isn’t this cleanse supposed to make me feel better?”

Then I channeled an incredible Sunday, two weeks ago, where I indulged in delicious, healthy whole grains, drank Rose’ and played in the kitchen with friends. Only 25 more days to go, and until then, I’ll reminisce.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

One Pot.

One of something. One of anything. One of one thing!

Let’s keep it simple. That’s my motto. A one-pot meal always works. For everyONE.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Braised Artichokes

I heart-a-chockes.  Yep, nothing like one of my favorite vegetables to bring out my really good “dad jokes”.  No shame here.  “What did the green bean say to the eggplant?”…ok, no, not really.

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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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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Good Food

I have a standing date with Evan Kleiman on Saturday mornings at 11am.  I imagine, so do most of you?  For the hour that Good Food on KCRW airs, I’m completely in my comfort zone.  Farmer’s market profiles, recipes, food historians, the weekly anticipated Jonathan Gold review, I’m always enthralled.

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