Maftoul with Kale and Garbanzos

A lot of people complain about it, but I think substitute teaching is tons of fun. Obviously I’d rather have my own classroom and the chance to see the same kids every day, but until that happens (fingers are crossed and dozens of applications are in for the 2010-2011 […]

Red Lentils with Chard

I’ve made some pretty crucial discoveries over the past few months: 1. I am capable of living without a cell phone, microwave, and cable, all at the same time. 2. Memoirs are my literary addiction. I can’t stop reading them. 3. Life is a whole lot easier when you’re […]


Although I love falafel, deep frying is not something that occurs in my kitchen. I just don’t like dealing with the mess, and vast quantities of hot oil kind of freak me out. I still wanted to try and make some of these addictive chickpea patties myself, but I […]

Spinach, Butternut, and Chickpea Salad

This comes from a recipe that isn’t new. In fact, I’ve seen it on so many food blogs I lost count long ago. I’ve made it a handful of times as well, but it always seemed there was something missing. Then today, on my run it occurred to me: […]

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