Category Archives: Vegetarian

Garlic Noodles from Burma Superstar–So Easy, So Addictive

Along with their famous Tea Leaf Salad, the Garlic Noodles from Burma Superstar are among the deep-down, soul-satisfying comfort foods that I crave. Always. Maybe it’s because they remind me of the carefree days of my youth (okay, my 30s) … Continue reading

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Superfood Kale Salad with Miso Dressing

  I know kale salads are yesterday’s news, but this one—with miso dressing, toasted almonds, dried blueberries, and sautéed mushrooms—is so good that it has replaced all other kale salads in my book. It has become my go-to healthy salad. … Continue reading

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Easy Red Chile Sauce for Tamales or Enchiladas

A good red chile sauce is so soul-tinglingly delicious, and, it turns out, really easy to make, too. I like to use New Mexico chiles because I think they have the best flavor, but discovered recently that California and Anaheim … Continue reading

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Make Tamales at Home: An Easy Recipe and Guide

I never really thought I would buy prepared food from a stranger on the internet—I mean, not like a company or a restaurant, but just a random person who posted on Nextdoor.com—but last year, I found myself PMing with a … Continue reading

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Green Bean Salad with Crispy Fried Onions

I once made a Thanksgiving green bean casserole from scratch. You know, the old-fashioned kind with the creamy mushroom sauce and crispy fried onion topping? Was it good? Sure. But it  took me a ridiculously long time to make. Like, … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Pie Crust #RecipeMakeover

Disclaimer: I received a free jar of Barlean’s Butter-Flavored Coconut Oil to try for this post. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own. Gluten-free pie crust has been a source of frustration and many a mediocre … Continue reading

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Roasted Carrot Spread with North African Spices

Roasted Carrot Spread is the answer to your appetizer dreams. Flavored with olive oil, tahini, and North African spices (fennel, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, smoked paprika), it is pretty much the best thing since hummus. And let’s face it, as great … Continue reading

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Fuyu Persimmons with Savory Goat Cheese Pasta

Fuyu persimmons are almost too gorgeous to eat. Bright orange and shiny, they hang from their branches like holiday ornaments, brightening the gray fall skies. In season from mid-October through December, fuyu persimmons grow all over my neighborhood, but judging … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Pizza in a Cast Iron Skillet

Prepare to have your mind blown. The best gluten free pizza comes from a classic Italian recipe. It’s a traditional recipe, called farinata (it’s called socca in france), that uses chickpea flour. Cook it in your cast-iron skillet and you’ll … Continue reading

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Palak Paneer (Indian Cheese in Spinach Curry)

Palak paneer (Indian cheese simmered in curried spinach sauce) has always been one of those dishes that I want to love. I mean,  I love cheese. I love curry. And spinach. But all the restaurant paneer I had ever had … Continue reading

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