Curried Potato Salad

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

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

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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Look it’s Tostadas

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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(Vegan) Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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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Stay at Home Food

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 Seasonal Recipes

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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Beer Cheese Soup

It’s history and comedy and beer cheese soup! In this episode of HilahCooking, I make a warming beer cheese soup while my friend Dawn Brodey tells the tale of George Washington’s Christmas morning battle of 1776. That’s the one where he crossed the Delaware river, but I swear I had never heard that it happened…

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Winter Seasonal Recipes

Winter seems to get a lot of people feeling kinda down in the dumps. The shorter days, not enough sunshine, the stress of holidays, the annoyance of wet shoes and jammed up jacket zippers. Not to mention, there’s nary a good tomato or peach in sight for the next six months. But even if we…

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