Category Archives: Dinner

Chicken Pot Pie from ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’

Last week my friend loaned me her copy of Samin Nosrat’s “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” cookbook. I started flipping through it and the first recipe I landed on was this one for chicken pot pie. I immediately felt that I … Continue reading

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Orecchiette Vegetable Bean Soup

Yesterday there was an ice storm in St. Louis so I hibernated all day and made lemon cornmeal muffins and orecchiette vegetable bean soup. I’ll tell you about the lemon muffins later this week, but first, I’ll give you the … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Risotto

Cooking risotto is a cathartic experience. Some people might say that it’s a tear-your-hair-out experience because of how much work it involves, but I’d argue that it’s more healing than it is enraging. I usually make risotto when it’s cold … Continue reading

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Spiced Chickpea Stew

Around this time of year, I start searching for healthy, warming, spicy soups. I’ve compiled quite the list over the years and I’m still adding to it. This weekend, I added Alison Roman’s spiced chickpea stew recipe and now it’s … Continue reading

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Farro Bowl with Lemon Tahini Sauce

After the holidays were over, I sat down and did a mental scan of my body. I felt fine but my body was also crying out for healthy, whole foods. Weeks of cookies, babka, ice cream, and doughnuts will do … Continue reading

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Lemon Lentil Soup

I’m starting a tradition in the new year where I do more meal prep on Sunday. I’ll probably fall off the bandwagon in a few months but at least for now, I’m sticking to it. I kicked off the tradition … Continue reading

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Homemade Tomato Sauce

Last week, I was lucky enough to get a complimentary shipment of tomatoes from Tony’s Family Farms. I interviewed Tony, a local farmer and produce supplier, for a story I was writing and the next day he showed up with … Continue reading

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