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There was one time my mom and I were chatting on the phone about something she was planning to cook. I don’t honestly remember what it was, maybe a marinade, or a dry rub, or a dressing. It could even have been some kind of side dish, really I don’t remember. But that’s not the […]

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So… there was a hurricane last weekend and I was pretty well convinced that we were going to be holed up on the first floor of our house for a week without power. I had candles, flashlights, batteries, stock piles of drinking water and water for cooking. Luckily I have a gas range on my […]

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This may be the single simplest salad imaginable. I got the idea for it, from, of all things, one of Beverly Clearly’s Ramona Quimby books. (Evelyn and I have been reading these lately.)

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I have two rules when it comes to feeding my kids. The first is that since I know that when they are hungry they eat and when they aren’t hungry they don’t eat I don’t stress about how much or little the eat on any given day. The second rule is that when they request […]

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This morning Evelyn had pancakes for breakfast… and lunch was going to be macaroni and cheese. While eating breakfast she asked what she was going to have for dinner and I told her that it had to be vegetables and protein since she was eating starch for the two other meals. After thinking for a […]

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Yakisoba

Mark Bittman is one of my food heroes and I was bummed when he stopped his weekly column in the NY Times recently. For those of you who didn’t know it, it was called The Minimalist and, in my humble opinion, the best thing he did was show you that you really could cook anything. […]

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So, by now you can probably tell that I’m a soup junkie. Except for gazpacho (which I think of as glorified salsa) I’ve never met a soup I didn’t like. They are warm and soothing, hearty and satisfying, generally pretty healthy, and easy to make ahead of time. Pop the pot onto the stove to […]

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As with a version of rice and beans that I intend to post sometime soon (despite having no Latina heritage on which to draw) I am now posting what is no doubt a thoroughly inauthentic dish. But it’s tasty!

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