Recipe Index

fall archive

the box grater is your friend: dorie’s cafe-style grated carrot salad

I’ve been making this recipe for months. I don’t even use a recipe anymore, as it’s been embroidered onto my heart, soul and tastebuds. I make a giant one-bowl dish of it just for me, as I think it makes…

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morning spice: gingerbread granola

Way back in February, I was about to make some gingerbread granola. I probably stumbled across a recipe online and figured, of course, gingerbread granola is a thing! But I was out of molasses and made do with something else.…

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late summer beans: braised cranberry beans with oregano & rosemary

It’s not fall yet, thank goodness. I’m not ready to give that up yet – despite the fact that I’m wearing jeans more often than bare legs and I’ve got my umbrella at the ready. It’s that weird between-seasons time…

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lentil love: creamy broccoli & red lentil dal

Oh you know, I was sitting back the other day talkin’ about lentils with a couple of friends (true story). They were discussing the merits of ¬†french green lentils and black lentils but I think they were disrespecting the red…

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simple & good: red lentil & cauliflower curry

I wasn’t planning on posting another stew so quickly, but I awoke this morning to snow and I figured writing about birthday cake or cheese straws can come later (hint, hint!). It’s funny because I didn’t expect snow as I…

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getting through: unstuffed cabbage roll stew with sauerkraut

For the past 3 years, I’ve been a bit down in the dumps from January through til March. The realization of this pattern only hit me this week. For the last few days I totally felt incapacitated – everything became…

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christmas morning: walnut cake

On Christmas morning I turn into a giddy child. I have a hard time sleeping on the 24th and I wake up early, probably way too early, filled with excitement for the morning ahead. Around noon, we head to my…

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a respite from the crazy: white bean, yam & kale stew (with sausage)

It’s been a crazy, stressful time over here at ELS HQ. This past weekend I wrapped up a very busy 2-day craft fair (thanks to all of you who stopped by and said hi!) and mailed out a bunch of…

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