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Megan’s Morning Glory Oatmeal

Carrots are stealing the show this week. This recipe features the same flavors as morning glory muffins—shredded carrots, raisins, orange zest, coconut and walnuts—in oatmeal form. I came across it in Megan Gordon’s new cookbook, Whole-Grain Mornings. In the headnote, Megan calls the oatmeal “porridge,” which always brings Goldilocks and her three bears to mind. I […]

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Double Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I’m mad at these muffins. Mad because they took me three tries to get just right yesterday. Mad because the third variation turned out so well that I filled my belly with muffins before I went to bed last night. Fortunately, they’re composed of yogurt (instead of sour cream) and white whole wheat flour (instead […]

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Spring Pea and Asparagus Pasta

My search for clarity has left me empty-handed this week, which isn’t to say that I haven’t tried. There have been long walks and talks with friends, vinyasas at yoga class and lots of sleep, maybe too much. Though my preoccupied mind and tiny kitchen haven’t produced any original recipes worth sharing this week, I […]

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Lentil and Mushroom Meatballs

It began with a bang—the aforementioned explosion that rattled my place like an earthquake. Then came ten inches of snow, hushing the city save for some eerily low, rumbling snow thunder. The roads cleared; we went out on Friday night for dinner and a show. On the way home, we pulled forward at a green light […]

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West African Peanut Soup

I know that peanut butter, tomatoes and collard greens may seem like a regrettable combination, but I hope you’ll trust me on this one. This homely soup is good—so good that I’m almost tempted to: Put on my big puffy coat. Shovel my car out from under 10 inches of snow. Drive to the store […]

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Tomato, Olive and Chickpea Quesadillas with Dill Yogurt Dip

Confession: if it weren’t for this blog, I would probably subsist on quesadillas. Any time inspiration and leftovers are running low, I’ll stuff a tortilla with cheese and whatever else I can scrounge up in the vegetable crisper and call it a meal. Quesadillas, literally queso tortillas in Spanish, originated in Mexico, along with so many other tasty […]

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Kale, Black Bean & Avocado Burrito Bowl

Last week, Cookie and I zoomed up to Minneapolis to visit a friend. It was a long drive, long enough to justify lots of seat squirming as all the hills and trees started looking the same, but we made it there and we made it back. In between, we explored the city with my college […]

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Erin’s Baked Eggs on a Bed of Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Hello from the other side. I’ve been hardcore geeking out over technical website stuff since my site went down last Friday. My mind is still swimming with technical gobbledegook (I’ll spare you the details), but everything seems to be stable now. This website is basically my four-year-old baby so I get really stressed out when […]

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Caramelized Peach and Oat Pancakes

Ever watched a good peach go bad? It’s a real tragedy. Some gorgeous organic peaches withered away on my kitchen counter last week. Those peaches sprouted some unsightly fuzz as they waited their turn to be used in a blog recipe. It’s my fault. I forgot how quickly a good peach can go bad. I […]