Monthly Archives: January 2012

portobello mushroom tacos

last week when we were out for dinner, my friend mylee gave me the idea to make mushroom tacos. i liked the idea because my favorite taco recipe, while delicious, is made with beef & very heavy to digest. i … Continue reading

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restaurant week dinner at sardine

i hit the ground running when school started this week–editing deadlines began falling down all around me, like bombs almost. actually, bombs probably would’ve been better. Β all this stress & busy work means i’ve had no time for the one … Continue reading

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slow-cooked spicy lentils with poached eggs

man, i miss syllabus week in undergrad! i spent most of yesterday working on my law review comment, a first draft of which is due on friday. it’s a wild beast that starts in a thousand different directions & i … Continue reading

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sriracha shrimp with ginger & garlic

today i woke up pretty early, giving myself ample time to walk my dog before my first class. it takes her at least a full year to go potty in this weather. at one point over the weekend she actually … Continue reading

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mixed greens with smoked salmon & roasted vegetables

if you haven’t noticed, i’m trying to be more health-conscious lately. it’s probably not your fault if you haven’t noticed, because i’m not exactly doing a great job with it (sweet potatoes in cream, anyone?). anyway, this recipe was an … Continue reading

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sweet potato gratin with caramelized onions, sage & chipotle peppers

sorry for the brief hiatus… i left good ol’ michigan on wednesday in order to head back to school. on my way, i stopped to see my sister & some college friends in chicago. my inner shopping monster also came … Continue reading

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superfood salad with pomegranate, avocado & fennel

some of my siblings came home for the long weekend, which meant braving a blizzard saturday night for an amazing but indulgent dinner at c.f. prime, followed by a day-long brunch at our aunt’s house on sunday. needless to say, … Continue reading

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balsamic-glazed roasted carrots

to say i’ve been on a roasting spree would be the understatement of the decade. i love roasting vegetables because there’s usually about five minutes of prep time involved & something about the process really brings out the best in … Continue reading

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roasted smashed potatoes

there are three amazing things about these potatoes: 1) they are potatoes. 2) they are crispy on the outside. 3) they are creamy on the inside. they also involve lemon, garlic & rosemary & are pretty simple to make.

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ice cream cone cupcakes

i made these irresistibly cute treats late wednesday night for my cousin’s birthday. i meant to make red velvet cupcakes, but i bought icing instead of food coloring by accident. i resorted to using a simple chocolate cake recipe with … Continue reading

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