Fresh fava bean avocado puree

April 22, 2012
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I’ve been seeing fava beans at the market a lot lately – yes, fava beans in their giant pods, unshucked and unshelled. I posted about fava beans¬†around this time last year. Then, I found the work involved in shucking and shelling the favas to be a turnoff. However, I’ve realized that preparing the favas is [...]

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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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Snack time – chia pudding

June 20, 2011
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Today I thought I’d share with you a snack. I was kind of proud of myself this morning actually when I was craving something entirely unhealthy but went for this instead: chia pudding. I know this sounds weird. It’s, well, different. I really want to share things on this blog that can be made with [...]

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Amaranth porridge with greens and miso soup

June 6, 2011
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Ah, breakfast. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for more diversity in my morning routine. If you’ve read the title of this post and have no idea what amaranth is, or if the photo above looks like something from outer space, don’t worry. It’s OK. What you need to know is that it’s [...]

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Savory breakfast pie with baby squash and zucchini

May 17, 2011
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I’ve fallen in love with baby squash and zucchini that are everywhere at the farmers’ market these days. Since they first appeared a week or two ago, I’ve prepared them for dinner multiple times, sometimes roasted, sometimes sauteed. I wanted to incorporate them into a breakfast dish somehow, so here they are, the star ingredient [...]

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Dare to be different

January 17, 2011
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Growing up, I wanted to be “different.” I wanted to be that cool girl who was doing her own thing. Don’t all teenagers? Yet, truly being different was a risk neither I nor my friends were willing to take. I remember one particular mall outing with two friends in the early 1990s. The three of [...]

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