Author Archives: Robin

Thai Chicken Satay

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After spending a few weeks in the polar vortex, my family and I returned to the Bay Area in mid-January to discover that summer has come early this year. Really early. Dire drought emergency and looming water rationing aside, I … Continue reading

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Camp Cooking: Magic Layer Pie

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It’s officially camping season and all around me, throngs of outdoor adventurers are readying their camping gear and pondering whether to head for the mountains or the desert, the coast or the woods. Me? I’m already planning the menu. Don’t … Continue reading

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Beets Brighten Up this White Bean Hummus

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If you’ve ever wondered what to do with beets, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Two Lazy Gourmets, we love us some beets. We love them steamed, pickled, roasted, and even raw. We wouldn’t be lying if we … Continue reading

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Spicy Corn Cakes

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Today I am celebrating with spicy corn cakes from my first book, Campfire Cuisine. I can hardly believe that this book, my first “baby,” turned seven years old on May 1. And like any parent, I can’t help but wonder where … Continue reading

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Baked Eggs in a Crunchy Potato Crust

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“Mama, you know what I call you?” my four-year-old asked me today. I shook my head and crossed my fingers, hoping I wasn’t in store for more preschool-style potty humor. “My insistent,” he said. “Do you know what insistents do? … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Tricks To Make Dinner More Delicious

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I’m a sucker for a good gadget, or, well, let’s be honest, any gadget (that’s what “sucker” means, right?) When I got my first slow cooker, it was no doubt thanks to some marketing lackey’s storyboard fiction: Place random boring … Continue reading

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Brazilian Cheese Bread or Pão de Queijo

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With a blog constantly in need of filling, you can bet that we’re always on the lookout for interesting new recipes. You wouldn’t think that a preschool would be a hotbed of gourmet food, but when my son’s Brazilian preschool … Continue reading

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Magical Chawan Mushi (Japanese Savory Egg Custard)

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I was about to start this post talking about how cold and miserable San Francisco can be, but then I remembered that I can’t stand it when people belabor the fact that San Francisco is cold and damp. I mean, … Continue reading

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Maple-Glazed Bacon Beignets

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On the heels of my earlier success with homemade sufganiyot and a recent taste of Applewood-Smoked Bacon Beignets with Maple Crème Fraiche at Melissa Perillo’s San Francisco restaurant, Frances, I’ve been obsessing about fried balls of dough. As foodie obsessions … Continue reading

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Perfect Roast Chicken

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So, I come from a food-obsessed family. My mother, a self-taught cook with a love of spicy foods, liked to experiment with exotic cuisines. Our normal home-cooked meals were things like meaty Brazilian feijoada, intricate Indian curries, and southwestern corn … Continue reading

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