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Six Ingredient Lunch: Greek-ish Pasta Salad

Last week Dave and I discovered a weird problem: we need to eat more calories, or at least change their distribution throughout the day. Both of us had a day where we had a green salad for lunch that was delicious, but since we both run either before work or during lunch we were both […]

Cooked up on August 4, 2011

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Easy Zucchini Dip: An Experiment

I may have mentioned that I’m on a quest to find new and interesting ways to use the zucchini we have. I think we are down to two in the fridge after my latest experiment, in which I wrote a recipe for zucchini dip. I was thinking about how we made baba ghanoush over the […]

Cooked up on August 3, 2011

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Rhubarb Compote and Garden Update

This weekend we did a lot of work on the garden, because when I woke up I noticed that the tomato plants were falling over onto each other. There’s so much fruit! In a couple of weeks, it is going to be time for salsa and tomato sauce AND, what I’m most excited about: learning […]

Cooked up on August 2, 2011

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Vanishing Zucchini Bread (Good thing it’s so easy to make)

I made it two days ago, and we’ve all but devoured the whole loaf. I may have mentioned, but right now we are in possession of a whole mess of zucchini. We had five to begin with. Three of them remain – the first one became zucchini tostadas and the second one became this bread. […]

Cooked up on August 1, 2011

More like this: breakfast | brunch | dessert

Our food philosophy

As I was writing the tags for the a post the other day a thought occurred to me – so far, not much meat has been cooked on this blog. I’ve used the tag “vegetarian” many times and “vegan” a few, but the reason we eat the way we do is more complex, and primarily […]

Cooked up on July 30, 2011

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Weekend Refreshing Beverage: Homemade Horchata

Going to a party this weekend? Is it outdoors by chance? Then this is what I suggest bringing, because that is exactly what we did last weekend: make some horchata at home. Horchata is a cool, refreshing Mexican beverage made of milk (or rice milk), cinnamon, rice and sugar. Not whole rice grains — calm […]

Cooked up on July 29, 2011

More like this: drinks | six ingredients or less | summer

Panzanella: A Healthy, Veggie, Seasonal Dinner

A panzanella is an Italian bread and tomato salad, but the recipe we found in a Tastes of Home magazine earlier this year added cannelini beans and artichokes and turned it into a full meal that’s perfect for summer and requires almost no cooking. Dave has such great intuition when it comes to cooking. It […]

Cooked up on July 28, 2011

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Homemade Pop Tarts. Oh Baby.

This has to be one of our most fun kitchen projects ever. We made homemade pop tarts. Yes. They are that good. It’s like the treat that I enjoyed so much when I was a kid because I didn’t read the back of the box and then ate them in sets of two. Then I […]

Cooked up on July 27, 2011

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What’s in the Box: Our CSA this week

I am immensely pleased with our CSA box this week: I was craving fruit, so I am so excited for these nectarines. This is the first week we’ve gotten bell peppers and they look amazing! We still only have one growing in our garden, but in a few weeks they will be big and beautiful […]

Cooked up on July 26, 2011

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Five-Ingredient Lunch: Caprese Salad

Caprese salads are beautiful on their own and great for adding to a fancy dinner, but because there is so little prep involved I think they’re totally underrated as a lunch item. Plus, there’s no cooking involved and almost no work. If the ingredients are fresh, this salad will stand on its own as a […]

Cooked up on July 25, 2011

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