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recent thoughts & eats

my moleskin is currently littered with half-recipes, disjointed thoughts & incomplete lists of ingredients for said half-recipes. try as i may to keep track of what i put in my face, the past few months have been too much of … Continue reading

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quinoa tabbouleh

i think it’s finally safe to say that summer’s come. it’s been deliciously warm the past few days & my body has officially switched from craving warm, hearty, heavier meals to craving cold, zesty, lighter ones. tonight’s dinner fit the … Continue reading

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chicken salad with tarragon

i know it’s not quite summer yet, but i was hit hard this week by a craving for chicken salad. it’s the quintessential summer dish–light, yet filling, with the delectable crunch of green onions & celery. i also like the … Continue reading

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spinach salad with pears, grapes, blue cheese & pistachios

i’ve been trying to eat more greens, but i always feel so uninspired when it comes to making salads. after resurrecting an old college fav–the signature salad from cosi–for a takeout dinner last week, i knew what would be in … Continue reading

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roasted eggplant with garlic buttermilk sauce & pomegranate seeds

it took me awhile to figure out what to write about this afternoon, since i’ve had so much good food since last we met.  nathan was here over the weekend & took me to lombardino’s for a birthday dinner on … Continue reading

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arugula salad with pomegranate, avocado & blood oranges

lazy was last saturday’s theme song. after getting up early (hate), donning a suit (double-hate), eating breakfast with an apron on (yes, that’s how much i trust my ability to eat without dropping something on myself) & driving to milwaukee … Continue reading

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green bean & heirloom tomato caprese salad

this salad begins with the mystery of the missing buffalo mozzarella.  tuesday afternoon i made a trip to whole foods to get some items i couldn’t find at trader joe’s. i left with a single bag of groceries in one … Continue reading

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fattoush salad with radishes, cherry tomatoes & lemon-sumac dressing

this is a traditional arabic salad that we eat often in my family. it’s really very simple to make & quite flavorful, using ingredients unique to your average american palate. you can always add feta if you’re looking for more … Continue reading

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beet salad with blood oranges, candied walnuts & goat cheese

i don’t know which of my senses delights more in a gorgeous beet salad like this one: my sense of sight or my sense of taste. i have always been a winter-lover, but haters say they dislike the drabness & … Continue reading

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slow-cooked pulled pork quesadillas with caramelized onions

i’d been dying to make these ever since nathan & i had them as an appetizer at bbq brickhouse a few months ago. i sort of forgot about them over the holidays, but when a friend of mine asked me … Continue reading

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