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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PGEW on SNAP: Back in the saddle, but this time, I’m headed to the farmer’s market!

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It’s never anyone’s goal to have to seek help in the form of food stamps or other financial assistance programs.  What’s even more out of the picture is having to go back to that kind of assistance, after almost making it out of one’s hole….

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Recipe: Crispy Baked Tofu Fries with Sriracha Ketchup

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I’m sorry about the radio silence this week, folks.  Truth is, I’ve been (and still am) in major survival mode, and it’s taking every ounce of energy not to go crazy.  Between looking for ways to make ends meet while I find another job, and having to…

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Recipe: Edamame & Veggie Fried Brown Rice

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I was cleaning out my freezer the other day, getting rid of the old, tired and freezer-burned in order to make new for the new (a.k.a. the turkey & chicken stock I’d just made), when I found a whole, unopened bag of shelled edamame.  How this precious…

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Recipe: Strawberry-Banana Quinoa Muffins

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It’s been fun getting more comfortable with baking over the past year and a half.  While I’m still nowhere near the level of some my more baking-capable friends, I no longer fear things like precisely measured baking powder or overworking my dough.  Like…

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Recipe: Smoky Split Pea & Carrot Soup

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There’s been a lot of Bare Bonesin’ here at Casa de Poor Girl lately.  Trying to manage all the complications that come along with my medical condition while to trying to look for a new job has made things a little…. challenging, so to speak.  In…

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas

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I’ve been single for more Valentine’s Days than I care to remember.   Not that I have a problem with being single – in fact, I really, really like it.  But it appears that I’ve been coated with a liberal amount of Man Teflon because I have…

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Recipe: Strawberry-Blood Orange Creamsicles

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In the past, I’ve mentioned that I’m the type who craves frozen confections in the winter just as much as in the summer.  There’s just something about frozen sweets that makes me incredibly giddy.  Since that’s such a nice way to feel, I try to indulge…

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Photo Makeover: Spicy Shrimp Quesadillas, Take 1

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Oh, Spicy Shrimp Quesadillas, how I love you so.  Part of my repertoire of recipes from back in my college days, these…

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Affordable Superbowl Party Treats & Tips

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I’m not the biggest sports fan out there, but I have my moments of sports spectatorhood.  Except for small doses of basketball or soccer, the only other sport involving props that I’ll bother watching is football.  And only when it’s Superbowl…

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What’s in Store for February

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And here we are in February, can you believe it?  I’m still playing catch up from last year!  But I can’t really complain, because things are going in the right direction, even if I’m busier than ever right now.  It’s a good busy that’s going…

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