Warm Cauliflower and Herbed Barley Salad

Warm Cauliflower and Herbed Barley Salad

Lunches in Bangkok are always an adventure. There are easily 100 places within a five minute walk of my office to buy noodles in spicy sauce or wok-fried vegetables with rice or a steamy bowl of rich herby soup. Every vendor has a specialty, and it’s hard to walk anywhere in this town without being…

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Pumpkin Bread Truffles

Pumpkin Bread Truffles :: Inquiring Chef

Last weekend I opened one of those cans of pumpkin purée that necessitates 32 pumpkin-themed recipes in 48 hours. The girls were still a couple days shy of their intro to solids, otherwise pumpkin purée would have been on the menu. Easily my favorite recipe to emerge from the pumpkin-filled weekend was the one for these…

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Spicy Breakfast Strata

Spicy Breakfast Strata with Chorizo, Red Pepper, and Cheddar

There is a fancy grocery store near my office that I sometimes stop by when I need some particularly hard-to-find ingredient (read: overpriced and imported) that I will inevitably carry around in my purse all day long.  (This sometimes results in disaster like that time I broke an entire bottle of kalamata olives.) On Thursday I stopped by…

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Sweet Corn Pesto Goat Cheese Pizza

Sweet Corn, Pesto, and Goat Cheese Pizza

I crave community in this big city we call home.  There are glimmers of community all around, but sometimes we have to go looking for them to remember that we have our own niche among the masses.  Having the girls makes me realize just how important it is that we continue to carve out a corner…

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Farmers Market Polenta

Farmer’s Market Creamy Polenta with Parmesan

Vegetables.  I remember those.  I think we used to eat them back before we had two newborns and the washing machine wasn’t running on a 24-hour cycle. Kidding.  We’ve totally been eating vegetables.  There are pickles at the bottom of the chicken shawarma we order from the Lebanese take-out place. This Farmer’s Market Polenta is a solid…

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Best Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

I always want to walk in the door now and scoop up both my girls, but it’s surprisingly difficult to hold two wriggly 3-month-olds at one time.  Fortunately, after 3 months of practice, I’ve learned to hold one girl while doing a variety of other tasks, including folding laundry, putting on make-up, and reading Squishy Turtle…

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