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September: Barley Soup and Brussels Sprouts with B├ęchamel (Harry Potter Cookbook)

“Harry’s mouth fell open. The dishes in front of him were now piled with food. He had never seen so many things he liked to eat at one table.” – J.K. Rowling It’s 11 AM on the morning of September … Continue reading

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August: Chai-Spiced Yam Bruschetta with Crunchy Kale (Plum)

“A woman who can eat a real bruschetta is a woman you can love and who can love you.” – Nick Harkaway I first encountered Plum when I was volunteering at KEXP 90.3 FM: before the radio station’s new home … Continue reading

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May Bonus Recipe: Glazed Pineapple Cake

“Love is like a pineapple, sweet and undefinable.” – Piet Hein I love pineapple, I would put it in everything if I could. This delicious recipe is called a poke cake – “poke” meaning to jab, not “poke” like the … Continue reading

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March: Vegetarian Vindaloo (S.O.U.P.S.)

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard I’ve always enjoyed cooking, but lately I’m more likely to be adventurous in the kitchen. And because I have a ridiculous number of cookbooks that I like to flip … Continue reading

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February: Peanut Stew with Winter Vegetables & Cornmeal Dumplings (Afro-Vegan)

“Good music goes with good food.” – African proverb This peanut stew looked delicious when I was flipping through “Afro-Vegan,” and it turned out to be just that. I hadn’t attempted cooking African cuisine before, but the friends who graciously … Continue reading

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January Bonus Recipe: Thai Curry

“Friends for a meal are easy to find, friends until the end of time are difficult to find.” – Thai proverb Living in Seattle has allowed me to become exposed to a lot of amazing Thai food. Although I’ve tried … Continue reading

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January: Pasta e Fagioli (The Dinner Plan)

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” – Federico Fellini I always like to keep track of the year in some way. In 2015, I read 52 books from a list and wrote haiku reviews of them. In 2016, … Continue reading

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