red lentil soup

Red lentil soup is a very cheap, healthy, vegetarian soup made with red lentils aka masoor dal (affiliate link) for when your pantry is bare. You could make this with any lentils that you have, but the masoor dal give it a very smooth (and extra soothing) texture. I actually made this for myself to…

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bok choy with soba noodles

Summer is officially over! Although not so in reality. I happen to love summer, really, but I’m excited for fall because maybe in a month or six weeks it’ll finally drop below 80 degrees. And it means that we’re starting to get some fall crops in our weekly CSA box. It’s honestly been several months…

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Curried potato salad

I woke up today thinking about lamb vindaloo — the vinegary, spicy curry with potatoes — but I don’t eat lamb anymore and then I realized what I really was craving was the salty vinegar-ness. I happened to have a boatload of potatoes from my CSA last week so curried potato salad is what’s for…

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beet and farro salad with mint

Whew! A lot of stuff’s happened since I shared these s’mores cookies. Mainly, we moved back to Austin in June to be closer to our families and to Chris’s company headquarters (Yoga with Adriene). In the Age of Covid, it just didn’t make sense to be so far away from our literal priorities. And being…

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s'mores cookies with marshmallows and chocolate chips

The original concept for these s’mores cookies was something Chef Baby came up with called “vanilla explosion cookies”, which involved lots of vanilla extract plus vanilla chips. But then I told him vanilla chips do not exist (although white chocolate chips are kind of like vanilla chips, but white chocolate chips are terrible in my…

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baked tostadas with refried beans and cabbage

I made tostadas the other day and felt super-duper accomplished. They’re easy, though. Very simple, really. Just goes to show you what “accomplished” has come to mean around our house, because it damn sure don’t mean getting any kind of work done. But, feeding yourself and your family is work so I pat myself on…

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I’ve been baking a lot since we’ve been home on Coronavirus quarantine. We aren’t sick, knock on wood, but have been laying low since Thursday before last which was only 14 days ago but feels like longer, not necessarily in a bad way, though. If you know what I mean. It’s okay if you don’t.…

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You’ve heard the heed, so heed the call and please try to avoid the grocery stores as much as you can these days. It helps the employees and it helps your neighbors if you can just stay home. Personally I have always loved the challenge of pantry cooking, and as soon and Chris and I…

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Spring is here! The days are getting longer and the mornings not so dreary. Baby leaves are unfurling like little green alien hands reaching out of the branches. Birds are nesting and it’s possible the first mosquitoes have already made their way into your underpants. After a cold winter, we’re finally starting to get some…

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