Archive | January, 2007

Retro Recipe Challenge # 6 (Food of Love) Deadline in 12 Days!

Whether you’re shopping for that perfect box of candy (for your true love) or searching for that perfect pig’s heart (to nail to the door of your mean and horrible ex), don’t forget to stock up on ingredients for the latest Retro Recipe Challenge. The theme is “Food of Love” and full details can be […]

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Vegetarian Chili

On Monday, I played with a Goya recipe and came up with veggie chili. Now, I am not a fan of veggie chili. I don’t usually think chili isn’t chili until it has pounds of artery clogging (yet responsibly raised) beef in it. And kidney beans? No thank you. But maybe I’m changing my tune. […]

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Turkey Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

I’m trying to eat better: more whole grains, veggies, fruit, less sugar, fat, and non-lean meats. I like to eat (is there a food blogger who doesn’t?) so I’ll frequently eat too much — especially tasty, delicious stuff, like cookies, mashed potatoes, or anything covered in melted cheddar — and then feel stuffed and nasty. […]

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Gingerbread Cupcakes

Vanilla Garlic is hosting a Cupcake Round-up — such a good idea! Cupcakes are so lovely: petite and beautiful, who doesn’t love a little cake topped by a swath of rich frosting and a few sprinkes? But sometimes you’re not in the mood for something light and sweet, but something a bit denser and spicy. […]

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Sugar Spot Banana Muffins

This is my second submission to Weekend Breakfast Blogging and it’s another banana recipe. What can I say? I like bananas. And the name of the recipe — “sugar spot” in reference to the little brown dots bananas get when they’re sweet and ripe — I couldn’t resist. I was hoping for something reminiscent of […]

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Not a damn thing to do with food…

“Oh my God, you guys! We totally saw Kelly from The Office!!!” …but I have to mention it. As Shane and I sat waiting in the JetBlue section of JFK for our flight to Cancun, a very slender, attractive Indian-American woman sat down across from us. “She looks like Mindy Kaling, ” I thought. I […]

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Sugar High Friday #27 Submission: Chocolate Decadence

David Lebovitz is hosting this month’s Sugar High Friday and chose chocolate as the theme ingredient. Yum! This desert, Chocolate Decadence, not only fulfills David’s requirements but also fulfills mine for 2007: a healthy (or healthier…) dessert that doesn’t taste that way. Wonderfully (luckily, Thank God-ily), this recipe does just that: it is a decadent […]

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Gringo’s Chicken Tikka Masala

No picture because, no matter what I do, I can’t make this dish look like anything other than cat sick. Mmmm, mmm, nummy! Last month, I had some tikka masala for the first time at Thali of India . It was eye-poppingly delicious. Tender tandoori chicken is simmered in a flavorful tomato cream – a […]

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Retro Recipe Challenge 6: Food of Love

As the merchandise in every grocery store, card shop, and confectionary can attest, Valentines’ Day is right around the corner. (And that that glow-in-the-dark Christmas sweater has yet to be returned.) So for the next RRC, whip up dish a perfect for your favorite lov-ah. (Sadly, “Whipped Cream on a Taut and Tanned Stomach” isn’t […]

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Pork Cutlets with Arugula Salad and sautĂ©ed Tomatoes

We had some friends over before we left for Mexico and, overall, I was pleased with this recipe from Everyday Food. The sharp, peppery bite of arugula is set off by the lemon vinagarette and salty parmesean shavings. And the cherry tomatoes — well, a bite into a good tomato is like a bite into […]

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