Slow Cooker Smoky White Bean Chili

May 27, 2015
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Spring and summer are here, and I’ve moved more towards making lighter dishes, but over Memorial Day I had a craving for chili that I just had to satisfy. Enter: This slow cooker white bean chili. I was inspired by this recipe from CookingLight, and powered by my slow cooker (which I absolutely love for cooking dried […]

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Cannellini Bean Gratin

May 15, 2015
Baked White Beans

At one of my favorite restaurants in SF, Nopa, they serve the most delicious baked white beans, topped with feta, herbs and breadcrumbs. It comes warm and sizzling in a skillet: crispy from the breadcrumbs, creamy from the beans, and with a little bit of bite from the feta. Since we’re far far away from […]

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Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup

May 2, 2015
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Tomatoes are coming in season! I absolutely adore summer tomatoes. They are juicy, ripe, plump and there are so many varieties that are available: heirloom (my fav), roma, beefsteak, plum, cherry, grape – I could go on and on. One of our guilty pleasures is freshly made creamy tomato soup with grilled cheese. I like to […]

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Got (the healthiest) Milk?

April 20, 2015
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There’s so much controversy over dairy these days. One camp claims that milk (and all dairy) is one of the worst foods you can eat and should be avoided at all costs, while others claim that if you’re not lactose intolerant, and you have access to organic, pasture-raised dairy – that there is no harm […]

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Indian Spiced Cabbage with Peas (or “Cabbage Sabzi”)

April 19, 2015
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I have a confession: I’m not usually a huge fan of cooked cabbage. I love raw cabbage: in salads, coleslaw, etc. – it has a nice crunchy texture and mild flavor. But I’ve often found that cooked cabbage, if it’s not done well, can turn out mushy and tasteless. The only way that I like eating cooked cabbage […]

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Smoky Vegetarian Fajitas

April 9, 2015
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There is nothing better than the sound of a sizzling fajita platter coming to your table at a Mexican restaurant. Served with warm corn tortillas, shredded cheese, salsa, and avocado – this dish just screams deliciousness. I’m a creature of habit – every time the husband and I go to a Mexican restaurant, I’ll usually […]

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