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, […]

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 […]

Roasted Beet and Grapefruit Salad

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Clearly I could never be a food stylist. I kind of tried to artfully arrange slices of beets, avocado, and grapefruit, but then I sort of ruined it by chucking handfuls of walnuts and pomegranate seeds on top.  At least it’s healthy!   This salad is part of my continued […]

Spinach and Mushroom Quiche with Vegetable Crust

Yesterday’s run was the best I’ve had yet! I may have broken my casual “no more than 5 miles” rule (barely), but it was beautiful and I felt great. 5.03 miles, 9:43 min/mile Next week I think I’ll bump my long run up to 6 miles, but stick with […]

South Indian Rice and Tofu Soup

This was originally a Jamie Oliver recipe for seafood and rice soup, using lots of spices and some coconut milk (but also seafood and white rice). Since I don’t eat seafood I added tofu, and I wanted brown rice instead of white. I also wanted to up the vegetable […]

Seitan with Spinach

I woke up on the fourth of July and immediately started making a batch of seitan. (You probably already know seitan is fake meat made out of wheat gluten) I had never made it before, and I have absolutely no idea why that moment seemed like the perfect time […]

Lentil Salad with Fried Eggs and Mushrooms

I love meeting other food bloggers. Particularly those who run and appreciate good coffee and are perfectly content to sit on a bench overlooking the bay talking about running Boston and stress fractures and boys and family and meeting famous bloggers. I got to hang out with Joanne this […]

Spanakopita

This was supposed to be Friday night’s dinner last week, but Mike came home and we somehow convinced each other that we really needed to go out for sushi. We ended up at Koo (408 Irving St, San Francisco) I had the vegetarian combo, which is pretty much my […]

Enfrijoladas

I love enchiladas, but I think these might be even better. Completely unphotogenic, just like enchiladas, but more fun to say and possibly healthier (at least if you put spinach inside, like I did). There are ENDLESS variations… it would be really easy to make these either vegan or […]

Lemon-Tahini Pasta with Spinach

It’s a good thing this was a simple dinner because I had a really busy afternoon. I had a bunch of kids stay in my classroom working on a lab…then I had to go buy Halloween candy at Target…then I came come home and instead of going on a […]

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