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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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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Photo Friday: The Church Cafeteria

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Every city in the world has its hidden gems: attractions, sights, sounds or even food that can’t be found on the latest tourist brochures, the kinds of things only the locals know and love.  Sacramento has plenty of its own special treasures, and it’s…

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