Dog Days of Summer BBQ Side Dishes

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As you doggedly brave the heat, bugs and sun, it sometimes helps to remember exactly why you do it. Namely, the heat, the sun and the supreme BBQ buffet stuffed with everything you’d prayed for over a long cold winter. I won’t presume to know how you feel about bugs. Here are my top 9…

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Gluten-free Weekend Round-Up 5-17-13

I was chatting earlier this week about websites and showed her mine. Her first reaction upon scrolling the front page was, “do you know how to cook gluten-free?” Well, yeah, I guess. I did a 30 day challenge based upon the prevalence of gluten-intolerance and the rise of food sensitivities. So why not do a…

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Red Lentil and Mint Soup (Ezo Gelin Corbasi) Recipe

Red Lentil and Mint Soup (Ezo Gelin Corbasi) Recipe

Have I ever mentioned that soup is one of my favoritest things in the world? I could almost live on soup. Clear soup with a few slivers of mushroom, meaty stews full of chunky goodness, sweet dessert soups, and gazpachoes. I don’t think I could ever get tired with the amazing variety that is out…

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Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad

Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad

When I think of beans in a salad, I generally picture either an actual bean salad or a few chickpeas as one of many toppings on greens. I never think of lentils. I never think of sweet potatoes either. But when I was set on combining lentils and sweet potatoes, my favorite search result was…

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Smitten Kitchen Apple Sharlotka Recipe – 5 Ingredients

  I have a love/hate relationship with apples. Raw apples look delicious. Sometimes they even taste delicious. But I always end up twice as hungry after eating an apple as when I started. This displeases me. So much so in fact that I tend to avoid apples in damn near anything. This means that I…

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BEST EVER Refried Beans

Taco Bell is an institution in my circle. We crave the salty, cheesy wonderfulness more than anything. We crave it strongly enough that on many occasions someone has mentioned it in passing and the next thing we know we’re all piled into a car and halfway there. My craving for good beans led me to…

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