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July Meals

July 21: Steak and caprese.

July 14: Dinner with guest R. to see Isle of Dogs

Melissa Clark’s harissa chicken

Asparagus (

Cauliflower rice

July 7 weekend:

Farro grain bowl with cilantro cream dressing (1 bunch of cilantro, Greek yogurt, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper), black beans, romaine lettuce, sweet corn, etc.

How to Cook a Steak (a work in progress)

Although I’m trying to limit my consumption of animal proteins to a moderate amount, I enjoy the occasional steak. One of my ongoing goals is to cook a medium-rare steak consistently, using the stove-top and oven. So far, I’ve achieved medium and rare, but not yet in-between, so this still remains an elusive achievement.

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Tuna Pasta Salad

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I made this out of the blue over the weekend after we had our typical green smoothie breakfast (more on this later) and spent some time walking around junk stores trying to find crap for our place while I simultaneously ate all the M&Ms I had in my purse. Continue reading

Cauliflower Soup

This soup was inspired by the fact that the refrigerator is broken and I wanted to use up the produce before it goes.  Los Angeles weather has been bipolar but I had both a cold and a head of cauliflower, and I had recently seen a recipe for cauliflower leek soup on this awesome blog.  Soup it was. Continue reading

Vengeful Spinach-Artichoke Dip

So back in college, people used to try to steal my boyfriends all the time.  They were almost always unsuccessful.  That’s beside the point, but I didn’t want anyone to worry about it.

Anyway, the source of this recipe can best be described as stolen from someone who was trying to steal my boyfriend.  This occurred in Santa Cruz, where my friends and I rented a cabin for a long weekend and did a little cooking.  There are many stories I could tell from that weekend, but the best one is that I got The. Best. Spinach-Artichoke Dip. Ever. out of it. Continue reading

A Cookie Post

ScookiesFor the first time in my life, I didn’t go home for Christmas, so a certain young gentleman brought me home with him.  It was a novel but very nice experience, to be welcomed in someone else’s home after years of doing the welcoming (my parents’ house tends to attract orphans and strays of the human persuasion).  Ordinarily I would bring a gift of the single-malt persuasion, but S’s parents don’t drink.  Once I brought them a gift box of Asian pears (S’s parents don’t eat meat) but learned from the puzzled looks that only Korean people do this.  So I decided to make cookies.  Since it was a holiday, I decided to make a variety of them.

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