Monthly Archives: April 2012

Curried Brussel Sprouts

Trying on wedding dresses is a hilarious endeavor. First, you have to get over the fact that you’re wearing a costume. And why these costumes have evolved to become almost exclusively inspired by cupcake frosting, I will never know. You walk into these bridal salons and your choices are either giant puffy explosion of fabric, [...]

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Chorizo and Lentil Soup

Bummer! I made this soup for the crowd watching the Bruins game last night, and I like to think that it assuaged just a little bit of the heartbreak of losing Game Seven in overtime. That’s the thing about soups… they always come in handy one way or another. And don’t worry, hearty hockey fans, [...]

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Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake

Gluten is pretty crucial when it comes to baking. Trying to make a delicious baked good without gluten is like trying to build a skyscraper without steel, or an ice rink without water, or a teen movie without Zac Efron. Without gluten, which is in flour, you’re left trying to MacGyver together a batter with [...]

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Quinoa with Tomato, Olives, Feta, and Mint

How did Steve Jobs go from the guy who lived in his parents’ garage to the guy that changed the world? No seriously, I would love to find out. American Airlines was playing a documentary about him on my flight the other week, and we landed in Boston before I could find out his secrets. [...]

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Tax Day Cocktail

I finished my taxes on Friday and thought I deserved a celebratory cocktail. One thing led to another and all of a sudden I found myself pouring an entire handle of Jack Daniels into a giant glass gallon jug. This sometimes happens when I get the idea to make a cocktail. Before you think I [...]

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Artichokes with Lemon Butter Sauce

So it’s been a little while since my last post. Nine days to be exact. This is a direct result of the fact that my brain/body/essence-of-being has been virtually frozen since I left Florida last week. As my body slowly readjusts to the Final-Chill-Smackdown, also known as April in Massachusetts, I’ve been able to emerge [...]

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Tomato Sandwich

If there were a meteor heading straight towards Earth, and Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis were not around to save the day, and we all had two minutes before our planet would be blasted into oblivion, and I was hungry, this is what I would make. Toasted bread, mayonnaise, basil, and thick tomato slices sprinkled [...]

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