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November: Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna (America’s Test Kitchen)

“There’s a million fine looking women in the world, dude. But they don’t all bring you lasagna at work.” – Silent Bob, Clerks I don’t have a love affair with cheese. I use it in cooking sometimes and I love … Continue reading

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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 Bonus Recipe: Tofu Pad Thai

“Thai food ain’t about simplicity. It’s about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish.” – David Thompson This pad thai doesn’t come from a proper cookbook, but it comes from my notebook where I keep recipes that … 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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July: White Wine Risotto with Mushrooms (New Food Fast)

“Wine is meant to be with food – that’s the point of it.” – Julia Child I love risotto, but I’ve never needed to make it because my roommate makes several incredible variations. My favorite kind that she makes is … 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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April: Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers (The Bold Vegetarian Chef)

“No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” – Julia Child I have been a vegetarian since 2005, with the exception of deliciously fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. When I go to a new restaurant that has a … Continue reading

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