Monthly Archives: June 2011

Moroccan Baked Lima Beans

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Some time ago I was having a drink with a friend at Aziza, a swanky Moroccan restaurant in San Francisco, when the description of a tantalizing-looking lima bean appetizer caught my eye. I can’t explain why I didn’t order it … Continue reading

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Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Tomatoes

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It’s a common misconception. Everyone thinks that since I’m a cookbook author, my family must eat fabulous, home-cooked, gourmet meals every single night. The truth is, while I try to cook a “proper” meal at least several nights a week, … Continue reading

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Crepes with Shrimp, Tomato, and Chives

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about one of my favorite things to cook: crepes. (I admit, making crepes is not necessarily a lazy process, but if you’ve never made them before you might be surprised by how simple … Continue reading

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Orange Cake with Bittersweet Chocolate Glaze (AKA “Man Cake”)

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One of my favorite recipes in The Lazy Gourmet is our Orange Cake with Crème Fraîche and Bittersweet Chocolate Drizzle. I love that this beautiful and delicious orange cake can be mixed together with a spoon (no electric mixer!) in … Continue reading

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The Lazy Gourmet Cookbook Tour, Part Two

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As Robin wrote about in this post, we launched our book tour for The Lazy Gourmet a couple of weeks ago with a flurry of promotional appearances, both virtual and flesh-based. This past week marked the second leg of our … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with Goat Cheese, Peas, and Mint

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The calendar says it’s Springtime, nearly summer, even, but the winter weather we’re having is putting a damper on my mood. Last night, in a desperate attempt to lighten things up, I cooked up this quick pasta dish that celebrates … Continue reading

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Easy as One, Two, Three: Three-Ingredient Gianduia Sandwich Cookies

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My husband walked in on me this morning and I was so embarrassed. There I was, standing at my kitchen counter, in front of the open cupboard, using a spoon to shovel Nutella right out of the container into my … Continue reading

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