Recipe: Spicy Thai Basil Beef

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There are times when I think my recipes actually choose me, and not vice versa.  That’s definitely been the experience in bringing this particular dish to ye olde blog.

As usual, it started with a craving. I love Thai food like almost no other cuisine…

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More Last Minute Easter Menu Ideas

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It has been one crazy week!  I started a new part-time job (yay!), had articles to work on, and launched the Kickstarter campaign for the…

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Recipe: Fudgy Quinoa Brownies

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Yes, I went there.

By now, most of you know about my slight quinoa addiction.  Its ability to multitask makes it one of my favorite ingredients during Bare Bones…

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The PGEW Book Kickstarter Project

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My Dearest Family, Friends and Fans,

Back in 2008, I had an idea.  Well, more of a reaction, really.  Like so many people at that time, I was newly broke.  I was also newly carless, forced to move to a smaller, worse place to avoid eviction, and…

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Video: How To Make Poached Eggs

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In yesterday’s post for roasted asparagus & poached eggs, I mentioned…

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Recipe: Roasted Asparagus & Poached Eggs on Toast

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They tell me its spring somewhere.  I believe them, whoever “They” may be, because I’m seeing plenty of great spring produce cropping up everywhere.  But right now there’s a pretty nasty storm pounding the Cap City, so today I’m hunkered down with some…

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Recipe: Penne with Spicy Beef & Mushroom Sauce

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On my last trip to the farmer’s market, I splurged on a pound of ground beef from Lucky Dog Ranch, a local meat supplier that sells  grass-fed, sustainable meats here in the greater Sacramento valley.  As I’d mentioned in

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Recipe Resurrection: Warm Shrimp, Quinoa & Spinach Salad

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I should probably call this post “The Little Recipe That Could”.  It’s a story about an old recipe of mine that has gone through so much just to get here, that I can’t help but hold it near and dear to my heart as one of my favorites.

My original…

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Recipe: Green Soup with Meyer Lemon Yogurt

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Though I’ve always made it a point to eat healthfully for most of my life, I’ve noticed I’ve had to step that up a notch or two over the past twelve months.  Having PHN and everything that goes along with it pretty much requires me to get as much nutrition…

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Recipe: Colcannon Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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When I stop to think about some of my favorite foods from around the world, I realize that a lot of them are actually quite simple.  Soups of almost any variety, rice dishes like jambalaya and paella, “pocket” food like empanadas,

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Recipe: Egg & Tater Breakfast Tacos

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Approximately 150 years ago, when I was still going to UC Davis, I worked as a mental health counselor at a crisis house.  As you can imagine, such a job is very emotionally taxing, so we counselors hung out outside of work quite a bit, to decompress…

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