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Broccoli Rabe and Black Bean Quesadillas

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Do you have fun plans for Cinco de Mayo? It’s one of those festive holidays that sneaks up on me, like St. Patrick’s Day, and makes me wish I were a more proactive party planner. Sometimes, I get lucky and my friends use it as an excuse to get together. Other times, I make do with some chips and salsa or a green shirt. Continue Reading »

What to Cook This May

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Whoops! This guide is coming to you late this month. Better late than never? I submitted my cookbook manuscript to my editor last Monday, and spent the next few days recovering (as in, sleeping a reasonable number of hours per night, getting some exercise, and enjoying dinner with a friend, even). Then came a busy weekend in Oklahoma with my family. I’m definitely not finished with the cookbook yet—tons of photos to edit, and presumably lots of work once my editor is done reviewing it—but I’m so pleased with it right now. I can’t wait for you all to see it next spring! Continue Reading »

Anything-Goes Kale Salad with Green Tahini Dressing

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Now that the cookbook insanity has calmed down, I’m trying to get back to better habits. Taste testing all day can be tiresome, and the regular breakfast/lunch/dinner routine flies out the window pretty fast.

I know, you think it sounds so great, until your belly is full and you’re staring down yet another muffin. That’s usually when I go on a tirade about the subjectivity of flavor and want to sit on the beach with some multiplication flash cards. At least you always get the right answer with math. Continue Reading »

What to Cook This June

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We’re getting a jump start on June recipes today! After weeks of gray, cloudy days, I’m looking forward to a very green and sunny June. Blueberries, cherries and strawberries are finally coming back in season, so I’ll be celebrating with some sweet treats next month. Continue Reading »

How to Make Crispy Baked Tofu

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Let’s talk about tofu. Even as a vegetarian, I don’t eat a ton of it. When I do, however, I want it crispy, and crispy tofu is an elusive beast. I’ve shared this method here and here, but I’ve perfected it for the book and gotten such fantastic feedback that I wanted to highlight it. Even tofu skeptics love this tofu. Try it, and you will see. Continue Reading »