Category Archives: Exploring our World

March: Tabbouleh with Pine Nuts and Almonds

The May 2017 issue of Food & Wine magazine was the special travel issue, and featured tons of traditional recipes from around the world and international twists on modern favorites. This fantastic tabbouleh from chef Yousef Hanna was included in … Continue reading

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March: Salmon with Scallion Rice Pilaf

First of all, I love pesto on everything. Second of all, I got a new food processor for Christmas. So it makes perfect sense that the first big cooking project with my new machine would involve some delicious variation of … Continue reading

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The Final Chapter of the Viaduct

The 66-year reign of the Alaskan Way Viaduct has officially come to an end. I can’t say that I’m sad to see it go because it was an ugly, inefficient and unstable piece of Seattle’s infrastructure. But like many other … Continue reading

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February: Sichuan Slaw

I found this salad on a list of 101 salads in the New York Times. It’s light, crunchy and easy to make – the perfect addition to any Asian-inspired meal. You can even store leftovers for a day or two … Continue reading

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February: Coconut Shrimp Curry

In a Sunset Magazine that I picked up somewhere, I found this coconut curry recipe that is easy to make, and easy to customize with whatever ingredients that are handy. You could even make it vegan by substituting the shrimp … Continue reading

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January: Lentil Soup with Cumin and Lemon

I have a huge 3-ring binder filled with recipes that I collect: magazine pages from the doctor’s waiting room, labels torn from a can of beans, online articles and printed for inspiration or written down on scraps of paper. Some … Continue reading

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December: Pralines

“There’s no other treat that’s more Southern, definitely none that’s more New Orleans than pralines.” At this very moment, I am sitting on a plane heading New Orleans, getting ready to eat all the flavors that the city can offer. … Continue reading

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