Early Summer Vegan Potluck

June 4, 2012
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Leaving NYC after a longer vacation is always wistful, if only because I know it’ll be months before my mother and I can enjoy quiet breakfasts together, rent silly movies, and obsess over HBO television. On Saturday, as a rode the train back down to the District, I consoled myself with the fact that I’d […]

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Chili-Rubbed Sweet Potato Rounds with Guacamole

February 29, 2012

Before we get into the deliciousness above, let me thank you all for making this year’s NEDA week post—sharing your ED story with a partner or friend—so lovely. I appreciated all of the comments, especially those from people who are just on the brink of sharing with their partners. I hope you all find strength […]

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Ten Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday Entertaining

February 4, 2012

Happy Saturday! I’m interrupting a day of studying to say, first of all, great comments on yesterday night’s continued discussion of diet, beauty, and health. Check the post out and share your thoughts! And after you do that, you can feast your eyes on this little compendium of ten vegan recipes for Super Bowl Sunday! […]

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Lentil and Sweet Potato Loaf

December 27, 2011
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Happy Tuesday! It’s a bleak and rainy day here in NYC, but I’m looking forward to a steamy hot vinyasa class at Yoga to the People in a few moments, then dinner downtown. So yesterday, I promised you the recipe for my sweet potato and lentil loaf, which was a hit at Christmas dinner this […]

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Vegan Thanksgiving Stuffing, Two Ways

November 23, 2011
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Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! My holiday is split this year: I’m spending tonight in Arlington with my Uncle and Cousins, and tomorrow I’ll be heading home to New York to be with my Mom and her boyfriend. For that reason, it’s as good as Thanksgiving for me right now, as I write. How better to commemorate […]

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Entertaining Tricks of the Trade: Freezing Pesto

November 14, 2011

Once upon a time in my early twenties, before I had taught myself how to cook, the thought of "entertaining"–or even cooking for my roommate–struck a bolt of fear deep into my heart. I could barely manage to make dinner for myself without burning something: how on earth could I be expected to elegantly construct […]

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Satisfying Summer Salad: Quinoa and Bean Salad with Spicy Seared Tempeh and Cumin Vinaigrette

July 21, 2011
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Have you ever tried to convince somebody that salad can be a meal? Not a side dish, not a garnish, not a appetizer, but a meal. Dinner, served. It’s not always easy: here in the CR universe, salads are the stuff of feasts. But to many people, the word “salad” signifies nothing but greens, a […]

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