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Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Warm-Up




Who says it can only come once a year?

Thanksgiving! It is the holiday that all foodies (and really any food-lovin' people) await with great anticipation. It also happens to be the holiday that vegetarians and health-conscious individuals find the hardest to navigate. Stuffing soaked in chicken broth, greens cooked with ham, pies galore, and of course, the centerpiece of it all - a huge roasted turkey served with gravy made from its own juices.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

mmm......Miso Soup


It's been too long, amigos.

October was a busy month. A half marathon, my first catering gig, 2 new classes - all good things, but they ate up my time.

So, in order to make up for my lengthy absence from the blogosphere, I am posting twice. In one day. Look out!!!

I have been reading a new book - The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. I know what you are thinking. A book. By Cher. Well, I understand. I too was a little skeptical about a vegan cookbook by yet another celebrity. What does she know, right? Yet, as I was standing in the cookbook section of the library the other day, I found myself grabbing 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, yes 10 books. My recent self-imposed ban on cookbook purchases has left my addiction a little starved, and a wall full of free books was just overwhelming. They are free, people! Free!

Roasted Pears


I listen to NPR religiously. Fresh Air, This American Life, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me - but my favorite is the all-food talk show, The Splendid Table. Each week, I tune in to hear one of my idols, Lynn Rosetto-Casper, discuss yummy recipes, new techniques, and great restaurant finds. As a tip: never listen to this show while hungry, because she and her guests have a habit of describing the flavor of food in such a way to your mouth water instantly. Hunger ensues.