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The Raw Thanksgiving

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A raw challenge on the heartiest of holidays would be a buzz kill for most bird hungry feast goers, but for me it was just the thing I needed to get in the spirit. Thanksgiving was to be spent the usual way– at my grandma’s Upper West Side apartment amongst a bounty of pickled appetizers,… more →

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Homemade Vegetable Stock

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Tis the season for homemade soups! When the cold weather arrives I always like to have a couple soups stashed in my freezer to enjoy for lunch with a slice of crusty bread. The base of any good soup is a good stock and to avoid buying expensive cartons or msg laden cans of it, I… more →

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Don’t Bring Down Your Dinner

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You know what ruins good food? An awful presentation. Spending hours in the kitchen simmering and sauteing expensive and exotic ingredients wont hold a note once you serve it up in plastic. For some, a full set of fancy china can seem frivolous but eating off it will boost your mood toward your food making… more →

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Bacon-Fu

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That’s right. Bacon-fu. Bacon-fu started as a joke and the idea of bacon flavored tofu is still one I can’t take seriously which is exactly why I gave it such a stupid name. Nevertheless, this is one addictive recipe. Believe me. Anyone will eat this tofu including your boyfriend. Baking it fills the whole house… more →

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Scrap and Save

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Cooking with vegetables is awesome (duh) but the inedible pieces produce a lot of waste. Tough skins, woody tops, hard cores, and stray leaves often end up in the garbage can for lack of a better place. Why don’t you save your scraps for vegetable stock? Try keeping a scrap bowl nearby when cooking to… more →

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Buy Dried Beans

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Fact: People are terrified of dried beans. The concept scares them. The amount of work that it “seems to take” to ready them for eating wards everyone away, sending them running toward the canned goods isle. Dried beans are often more present in young peoples craft projects than in their meals. It makes me incredibly… more →

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Lentil Soup Your Way

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Feeling broke? When post-rent poverty sets in (and it does once a month) I turn to my trusty shelf stable friend The Lentil. Lentils are hearty, nutrient rich, and pretty darn affordable. Aside from being delicious they also come from a large lentil family which will keep you from getting bored… for a little while anyway. Lentils are actually… more →