January 2012

Maple nut granola

January 31, 2012
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I didn’t do any cooking over the weekend as traveled to a conference out of town.¬†While thinking ahead to plan my travel-day meals, I decided that I wanted granola for breakfast, because it would be fast. At the grocery store Thursday afternoon I perused the large selection of granolas. I was disappointed to find that [...]

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Fancy lentils and grits

January 24, 2012
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It’s not too often I get excited about a lentil dish that isn’t soup. But have you ever seen those French green lentils (lentilles du puy) in the bulk food section of your grocery store? I spotted some last week. With their slate blue and green speckles, I find them incredibly appealing. After a Sunday [...]

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Mexican-style black beans with red peppers, kale, and quinoa

January 17, 2012
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One of my goals for the year is to master the 30-minute meal. Don’t get me wrong – I love spending time in the kitchen, and sometimes, you just need extra time to get things done. But often, thirty minutes to prepare dinner is all I care to squeeze out on a busy day. So [...]

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This winter’s salad

January 7, 2012
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Has anyone else had an increased appetite for vegetables since the holidays? I have not only craved lighter food, but raw veggies. I even went so far as to forgo my typical oatmeal-or-toast breakfast in favor of a cucumber on a recent morning. Typically, my meals revolve around cooked things. But for now, I’m going [...]

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