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Poke-Inspired Beet Bowl

Poke seems to be everywhere these days, from fine restaurant menus, to fast-casual and even food trucks. Chefs are coming up with clever combos and creative reinterpretations – even fish-free versions for the veg set. I knew had to take a stab at it. Or at least a poke. Sorry. For those of you hearing […]

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Concord Grape & Mint Sorbet

I’ve had a word document open on my desktop for the past month. The ticker at the footer reads 6,201 words. Oy. Everyday for the past week I’ve tried to sit down, stand up, walk around with the laptop getting things sorted out. Music, no music. Pants, no pants. Wine, more wine. You know when you […]

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Vegetarian Picnic Recipes

When I was in college, at the first sight of spring, we would haul all our books out into the grass and stay there for hours. Coming out of the Chicago winter meant that anything 60 (with sun) felt amazing (even though we probably looked a bit out there in shorts!) And of course, I’d […]

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Moroccan Chickpea Stew

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own. It’s still stew season, and to us there’s nothing better than warm stews to fill our hearts and bellies. What are your favorite soup and stew recipes? Since March is still prime stew season, we want to collect your ideas. Could you […]

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BASICS : MIXED ROASTED POTATOES

Breakfast, Fall, Gluten Free, Side, Spring, Basics Sara Forte · November 1, 2016 We all come to the kitchen with a different level of experience. Maybe you grew up around the stove with your mom or you’ve taught yourself through trial and error and many Food Network episodes or you’ve stayed away completely because you’re […]

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3 Favorite Quick Treats

Our daughter’s school teacher sent along a pale blue little text book for her to draw and write in during our recent trip to Cape Town. Considering that Elsa’s previous writing experiences mostly consisted of scribbling random letters from the alphabet and signing her drawings (often reversed), we honestly didn’t expect this journal to be anything more than a sketch book. But to our surprise, she filled the […]

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Vegetarian Pho

I wanted a perfect ending. I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, leaning into change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.             […]