Tomato Vegetable Soup with Wheat Berries

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Sunday was pretty much the best non-racing race day ever.  There was a practice race on the Dipsea trail up in Marin county, and Mike talked my dad into running it with him.  The trail is only 6.8 miles long, but it climbs over 1600 feet total, and involves a whole bunch [...]

Corn and Roasted Red Pepper Soup

I think the whole idea of having a mantra is a little cheesy. Although during the last few miles of a marathon — when feel like I could keel over and die at any second — I have a few key phrases I repeat to myself to keep going, [...]

Agvolemono with Broccoli and Spinach

Try not to let the fact that this soup has two of the world’s most-hated vegetables in it deter you. Speaking of hating vegetables, that is high on my list of Things I Just Don’t Understand. Vegetables are incredibly healthy, cheap, and can be cooked in so many different [...]

Better than sliced bread

What could be better than sliced bread? FRIED bread. I know it sounds gross, but since I started seeing locals dipping fried breadsticks into their steaming bowls of bun or pho, I wanted to try it for myself. Look at those beauties. They are basically like unsweetened doughnuts, which might [...]

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