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Watermelon, Cucumber, and Mint Salad

This is the most refreshing summer salad. I will not take any other nominations. The inspiration for this salad came to me partly due to the abundance of fresh mint in my garden, and partly because it’s so hot in … Continue reading

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Halloumi, Date, and Orange Salad

I love Middle Eastern food. I think I always have, but my experiences traveling and living abroad increased my appreciation of it. In the town I lived in in France, there was a Middle Eastern bakery and tea shop that … Continue reading

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Asparagus Enchiladas with Homemade Tomatillo Salsa

The other night I made some really good Swiss chard and white bean tacos, but then I had a bunch of corn tortillas left over. I also had some asparagus from my last farmers’ market delivery, so I decided to … Continue reading

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PB and Jam Oats

My breakfasts during quarantine have been…how do I say…eclectic. One day I’m eating an everything bagel with avocado, the next I’m having chocolate covered doughnuts. In a way, that’s really good because it breaks me out of my usual routine. … Continue reading

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Kale Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

This soup is a product of St. Louis weather being…well…crazy. Last week it snowed (I think? It’s been a blur), and this week it’s 60-70 degrees and sunny. I guess I should expect this, as I’ve lived in St. Louis … Continue reading

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Vegan Breakfast Cookies from The First Mess

I spent the last two weeks the most sick I’ve been in years. Call it stress; call it bad luck; probably call it working at a university full-time where there are lots and lots of germs. One way or another, … Continue reading

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Vegan Samoa Shepherd’s Pie

I have been SLACKING with my blog posts lately. Part of it is because, believe it or not, I got tendonitis in my thumb. The hazards of a writer’s life are real. The other part is, I’ve just been really … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Red Lentil Stew

This slow cooker red lentil stew is one of the best things I’ve made this year, or maybe ever. It all started when I went to Small Business Saturday with my friend Anna. We had lunch at Union Loafers, a … Continue reading

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Cooking My Way Through ‘A Forest Feast,’ Part II: Warm Goat Cheese and Fig Salad

Now comes the recipe from “The Forest Feast” cookbook that inspired me to buy the book in the first place: Warm goat cheese and fig salad. What is warm goat cheese? you may ask. Well, it’s nothing short of heaven. … Continue reading

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Okra, Corn, and Tomato Sauté

This is my favorite time of year at the farmers’ market–well, my second favorite, after strawberry season. Three of my favorite produce items, okra, tomatoes, and corn, are all in abundance, and I love thinking up new ways to combine … Continue reading

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