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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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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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sweet Summer “Succotash”

Lately, even breathing has been hard work and uncomfortable.  The slightest movement adds to the sticky stress of the heat.  I’m a native Angeleno, and yet, I still complain (and act surprised and overwhelmed) by the inevitable summer heat that strikes us every single year without fail.  And, on top of being one of the weather whiners, I’m a hypocrite.  I beg for all of the booty that the sun gods provide us, and then I carp about the seasonal circumstances that help to create the harvest.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pearly’s Malibu Salads

I’m not a fan of words and insinuations like “luck” or “blessed” but if there were better choices to describe my new living situation, I would use them.

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