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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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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$25 Shopping Cart v. 16.0 (Safeway + Just 4 U program)

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For this sixteenth edition of the $25 Shopping Cart, I had planned to go to Smart & Final.  While it’s really meant for restaurants & other businesses, this smaller…

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Recipe: Raw Kale & Garbanzo Salad with Spicy Citrus Vinaigrette

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I love it when I find forgotten treasures in my refrigerator.

Well, not necessarily forgotten; just sort of… misplaced in my head.  I was pretty sure I’d purchased kale recently and almost twice as sure that I had eaten it because…

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Photo Makeover: Roasted Beet & Farro Salad with Spinach & Caramelized Onions

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For the past year, I’ve practiced like crazy to improve my food photography.  My photos weren’t necessarily awful when I first started blogging – the artistic eye & ability to plate well has always been there but technically, I just wasn’t there…

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Recipe: Mixed Mushroom & Leek Pizza

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I don’t know about anyone else, but I kind of go through these phases when I’ll frequent one grocery store more than most.  My default setting is to always go to Trader Joe’s, but lately I’ve been too exhausted to make that extra trek after work or battle…

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Recipe: Baked Potatoes Primavera

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In some ways I still feel like I’m waiting for this new year to begin.  There’s some big stuff going on right now that’s making me feel like 2011 hasn’t entirely let go, part of which includes my PHN rearing its ugly head.  The cold temperatures have…

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Dine Downtown Preview: Restaurant Thir13en – Sacramento, CA

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One of my favorite things about January in Sacramento is Dine Downtown Week. Every year, the Downtown Sacramento Partnership rounds up some of Downtown’s…

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What’s in Store for 2012 – A Look Ahead

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Ah, another new year… time to turn the page of the book of life and start a new chapter let go of the old and look for the new & exciting. While I’m definitely feeling some of the lingering ickiness of the end of 2011 (let’s face it – it was…

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Recipe: Herbed Quinoa Risotto with Butternut Squash & Sweet Peas

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There were a couple other things I wanted to post before the first recipe of 2012, but I made this last night and was so happy with the way it turned out that I just had to share it with you first.  And since it continues the unofficial PGEW tradition…

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Newsworthy: PGEW now available on Amazon Kindle!

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So did everyone have a wonderful time ringing in 2012?  I know I did, and now it’s time to get back into work mode and tackle the new year.  I have a lot in store for 2012 and can’t wait to share it with you, but that’s for a later post.

Right now…

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