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Roasted Carrot Puree | Cooking Component

It’s no secret that I love roasting vegetables. The sweetness that comes from the caramelization is quite apparent in carrots. This puree is often on hand during the cooler months. Carrots are fairly inexpensive and there’s really so much you can make with a solid carrot puree. This puree is fairly hands-off, just a bit [...]

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Processed Snacks and Desserts: What the Hell, Let’s Have Some!

 via flickr By Crabby McSlacker Are you one of those people who eats only healthy whole foods, having absolutely no desire to consume tasty and convenient items created in some huge factory somewhere, packaged up and shipped thousands of miles away to your very own neighborhood grocery store? Well, congratulations! …

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Sweet Potato Pasta with Walnut-Sage Sauce

I think in a different life, I’d be an herb farmer. There’s something so dreamy about being surrounded by herbs and I’ve found that it’s about the only thing I can easily grow in our small patio garden. If I’m having a stressful day, I walk outside and pick a bit of marjoram to rub [...]

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21 Vegetarian Sweet Potato Recipes

It’s always hard to choose favorite produce during each season because I love experimenting with all the different flavors and textures. However, during the fall, sweet potatoes become the staple for a solid amount of meals. Sweet potatoes are affordable and can be turned into almost any type of meal or snack you might be [...]

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Brown Rice Carrot Fritters with Chipotle Sunflower Sauce

There are a few meals meals on which my husband and I can always agree. One of the easiest decisions: fritters. There’s something wonderful about fritters. It might be the ability to make fritters out of almost anything or the fact that you can toss in herbs, grains, and cheese. I think it’s the fact [...]

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Hate Strength Training?

By Crabby McSlacker Strength training, alas, is still considered a crucial ingredient in the ever-changing recipe for a fit and healthy life.  Omitting this key ingredient is like trying to make meringue with no egg whites–the results may be disappointingly gloppier than you were intending. But it’s not just about …

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Millet Polenta with Romesco

One of the reasons I tout cooking in small batches of components is because it makes meals super simple and fast. Take for example, this romesco polenta. It seems like I always have romesco on hand (it’s a favorite in our house) and this millet polenta is fast to whip up or reheat. Combine the [...]

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Millet Polenta | Cooking Component

When I was writing The Homemade Flour Cookbook, I stepped far outside my comfort zone. I had worked for a year at a bakery and for a solid part of that time, was the sole baker in their dedicated gluten-free kitchen. Thanks to this experience, I was no stranger to all of these flours. But [...]

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Sesame Green Beans with Quinoa and Eggs

Here it is, my last full on summer recipe. My kitchen is starting the transition to fall and thus, so is the site. One of the beautiful things about living in the California valley is that summer produce continues on for some time (we’re still knee-deep in tomatoes). Yet, the weather is definitely feeling more [...]

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WTF Is Your Problem?

  Do you ever feel like the different parts of yourself aren’t lining up properly? In this case, I don’t mean anatomically, I mean psychologically. As in: the “smart” part of you is going “I really need to do this Thing, I’ll get right on that tomorrow! (ie., exercise/quit smoking/schedule …

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