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One Week Wonder: Spaghetti al’ arrabiata

Wow!  This Spaghetti al’ arrabiata was amazing.  It’s spicy, tomato-y, and healthy, and would be a great main course for a casual dinner party served with garlic bread and a Caesar salad. The sauce takes some time to simmer; don’t … Continue reading

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One Week Wonders: Cashew Chicken or Chik’n

So, I photocopied these authentic Chinese recipes from my mom.  She got them decades ago from my aunt who took a cooking class in Chinatown in NYC.  Now, I’ve been making stir fries for years, because they’re such a great … Continue reading

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Yes. No. Yes, I’ll have another piece.

This Father’s day we celebrated with my parents by grilling pizzas!  I had my dad, mom, sister Mallory and her boyfriend Jeffrey over for linner (you know, lunch/dinner).  We were supposed to cookout, but of course it rained.  Still, I … Continue reading

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Perfect Rice

I need to share this trick with you.  I used to spend $4.00 a box of frozen brown rice at Trader Joe’s because it was just so easy:  buy a bag of frozen rice, pop in the microwave for 3 … Continue reading

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My favorite part of summer are all the fresh veggies, and the farmer’s markets that pop up around town.  On a recent farmer’s market trip I picked up some peppers and cucumbers:  perfect for a fresh summer gazpacho!  This is … Continue reading

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Low Fat Banana Bread

Do you do this?  I always buy waaaayyyy too many bananas.  Then they turn brown and spotty.  So, I put them in the freezer.  Then, I have instant bananas for banana bread or banana ice cream (recipe to come!). I … Continue reading

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One Week Wonders: Smoky Black Bean Chili

Today I made a one week wonder, plus its budget friendly and low calorie!  Here’s the scoop:  we have been traveling A LOT.  Weekend trips, weekday business meetings out of town, essentially lots of driving and lots of eating out.  … Continue reading

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