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pee poop: easy green pea soup

Cornelius isn’t a soup-lover. Matzo ball, yes. Asian soups, yes. Most other soups, a definite no. My New Year’s resolution this year is to make more soups and let the husband fend for himself. I used to make soups constantly,…

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carcass = awesome

After our Christmas dinner spent with Cornelius’ family, C’s mom kindly wrapped up the turkey carcass for me to take home. Am I the only one who finds free turkey carcasses thrilling? The next day, I set about to make…

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ode to joy: boeuf bourguignon

If Christmas is anything, it sure is filled with food. For treats to give away, I made 2 kinds of chocolate bark (one white chocolate/candy cane and one vegan dark chocolate/salted mixed nuts), a peanut butter/dark chocolate fudge, vegan chocolate-peanut…

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off the cuff: my african-inspired chicken stew

I wanted to make an African-style meal that had a bit of spice, a bit of sweetness and a bit of sour. I looked through my cookbooks and I spent a few runs through Google typing in various ingredients, but my search was fruitless. So I decided to tackle dinner on my own. The end results were fantastic and it was a perfect meal for a chilly evening.

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headache for two: simple sopa de conchas

Yesterday both Cornelius and I had splitting headaches. I think it was due to our lack of caffine (we ran out and were too lazy to get more). By dinnertime, we both couldn’t get off the couch but we realized…

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my first weekend cat blog, plus potato, corn & turkey kielbasa chowder

Yes, it’s true. Cornelius and I have a little furry friend named Snoopy. She doesn’t do much around the house other than nap and leer at us with her yellow eyes. If only she could do the house cleaning! But…

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miso hungry: miso soup

After coming home from the gym in the pouring rain, I needed something warm and an equivalent to what Nigella Lawson would call “temple food”. I looked into the fridge and pulled out a block of tofu, some green onions…

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warm up a little: chicken & bean chili

It’s dark and gloomy and the weather is always threatening rain, but this simple meal really hits the spot. This recipe originally comes from Martha Stewart’s little magazine, Everday Food. I’ve made it several times and have played with the…

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