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Cauliflower-Feta Fritters with Cumin Yogurt and Pomegranate

Cauliflower-Feta Fritters with Cumin Yogurt and PomegranateMy poor husband.  I don’t say this lightly, because I truly enjoy reminding him what a lucky man he is… most of the time.  But when it comes to this, I admit it’s not easy being my significant other.

See… he’s not allowed to “not like” foods.  I mean, technically, he is… but I don’t take it well.  I feel the need to take up that banner of that food and convince him that he really does enjoy said food, if only he had it prepared the right way, or in the right circumstances, or from the right source.  It starts innocently enough.  He says, “You know, I’ve never been a big <insert food/ingredient here> fan.  I just don’t like it.”  Me: “WHAT?!?!

Cauliflower-Feta Fritters with Cumin Yogurt and Pomegranate

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Simple Tomato Salad

Simple Tomato Salad

I hate to complain. I really do.  I know I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record, because I probably went into a thing about pumpkin-flavored stuff last year, but really. Can we stop oohing and ahhing over pumpkin spice lattes?  

I get it.  Some people like pumpkin.  Some people are really into fall and this signals the beginning of fall for them.  But, people.  There are still peaches at the markets.  And eggplants.  And tomatoes.  Beautiful, sweet, juicy tomatoes that will no longer be here a month from now.  Can we just take a moment to revel in these things while they’re here?  Because, I hate to break this to you, but, um… that’s not real pumpkin in your drink.  It’s pumpkin-flavored syrup.  Available any time of the year.  In January, you’ll still be able to drink mocha-peppermint-cranberry flavored caffeine, but good luck finding tomatoes that take your breath away or a peach that will dribble its sticky juices down your chin.

Simple Tomato Salad

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Wheatberry Salad

Wheatberry Salad

This post will be a quick one.  Because this is a quick salad.  The kind you throw together to bring to a BBQ or you make on a Sunday night for a week of lunches.  It’s easy.  It’s tasty.  It has wheat berries in it. Continue reading

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Asparagus, Fingerling Potato, and Goat Cheese Pizza

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This recipe comes with a pretty serious warning: once you start making your own pizza dough and keeping it handy in the freezer… you will not. stop. making. pizza.  For a long time, I thought pizza was one of those things best left to the professionals; when I made it at home is always seemed like a lot of work for something that never quite lived up to what I expected.

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So what changed?  First of all, I started making big batches of dough, dividing it up into single-pizza portions, and freezing it.  Pizza dough freezes extraordinarily well and thaws on the countertop in no time at all.  So that took the hassle-factor out of it.  Secondly, I found this recipe (from the same genius that brought us no-knead bread) in Bon Appetit last year.  Not only is it absurdly easy to throw together, but it makes some of the best pizza crust that I’ve ever had.  Baked up, it is tender, chewy, and gets perfectly bubbly, crispy edges.  Simply put, pizza nirvana. Continue reading

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Smoky Black Bean Ragout

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“I made something vegan!” This is what I exclaimed about an hour after I piled all of the ingredients for this dish into the  slow cooker, just as the delicious smoky smell of paprika and cumin began wafting into the living room.  Frankly, I was taken by surprise.

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You can probably tell by my reaction that we don’t do too many vegan meals around here.  The truth is that sometimes I find delicious-sounding vegan recipes, and then inevitably  un-veganize them by adding a pat of butter, or substituting chicken stock for water, or heck, adding a few pieces of bacon. Just a few. But this time I had actually done it.  I made something completely chock-full of non-animal based goodness. Continue reading

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