Kale and Red Cabbage Salad

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I feel like the “reset button” has been a popular topic on a lot of blogs. You know, that reset you need after too much beer or too much cake or too much sitting on the couch watching the Olympics but not actually doing any physical activity yourself? A [...]

Curry Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

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This is the first real summer I’ve experienced in two years, and the heat is taking some getting used to.  I ADORE 90+ degree temperatures, but it’s definitely been an adjustment in terms of cooking and working out. I really would rather not turn the house into a sauna [...]

Napa Cabbage Slaw

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The other day my friend and I were talking about time.  Having time, finding time, and making time.  I know none of this is new, but I think it’s a good reminder.  Basically the bottom line, no matter how OMGSOBUSY you are, is that if you really want to do [...]

Simple Soba Salad

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This has been a completely exhausting weekend.  Moving across the bay area, unpacking and organizing while caring for a 10-month-old with a 104 degree fever, and temperatures in the high 90s (with no A/C at the moment) really took it out of me.  We made the necessary Target/Ikea/BB&B trips, [...]

Aloo Sak (Spiced spinach and potatoes)

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I hope you had a great holiday yesterday!  Ours was incredibly mellow:  we all took naps, I went for a short run, and I spent a couple hours in the kitchen making Indian food (because nothing says Happy Birthday, America! like chapatis hot from the skillet). Yesterday was day 38, [...]

Mixed Vegetable and Farro Salad with Goat Cheese

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The other night I spent almost three hours last night making some Ethiopian food. One of the perks of only working part-time in the summer is having a lot of time to cook! I made injera, collard greens, red lentils, and mushrooms. <– (none of the recipes are mine) [...]

Sweet Potato and Kidney Bean Salad

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Mike and I tend to get really into TV shows after they’ve been on for a couple years.  Right now we are OBSESSED with parenthood and are working our way through the first season on Netflix. I feel ridiculously behind the times that I’m just now watching this, but [...]

Pinto-stuffed Portobellos

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Oh Friday, am I glad to see you. Bring on this three day weekend that includes dinner with a friend, lots of running, plenty of Ellie time, and a dessert potluck! I got some disappointing news on Wednesday morning and although I sort of knew it was coming, it still [...]

Potato and Tempeh Curry with Cucumber-Ginger Raita

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First things first, my husband is an amazingly easy person to cook for.  Pretty much anything I set down in front of him, he’ll eat.  When he asks what’s for dinner and I tell him it’s lentils or chard or vegan or full of nutritional yeast, he generally replies [...]

Grilled Cheddar and Apple Sandwiches

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My first Mother’s Day was a great one. Breakfast in the city, a new pair of shoes, and a run with my two favorite people, one of whom clearly had the time of her life. Ellie (okay, fine… Mike) gave me a 12-pack of Gu, which was a little [...]

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