Category Archives: Cooking

My new favorite breakfast

I have a hard time with breakfast. Basically since going gluten-free as well as grain-free, I find it a bit difficult to keep things interesting. And my experiments in grain-free substitutes for pancakes and other traditional breakfast fare have met … Continue reading

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Thai Coconut Curry

If any of you were to decide to drop by unannounced around dinner time, more than likely you would find either me or Scotty standing over a simmering pot of creamy, savory, spicy, yumminess, adding in handfuls of freshly chopped … Continue reading

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Here’s what’s cooking

So, I haven’t been writing a lot on the blog for several reasons. Outside of re-entering student life and having homework and lots of reading to do, I’ve also been spending quite a bit of time in my kitchen. Over … Continue reading

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Le Cordon Bleu

For a birthday present my mom said that she wanted to take me to Le Cordon Bleu for a cooking class. Well, that sounded like a great idea to me, so a couple of days after she arrived we headed … Continue reading

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Friday morning market and health food stores in Paris…

Scotty and I have been mostly shopping at the local supermarchés but they leave something to be desired. There are several within a 10-15 minute radius of our flat but they leave a lot to be desired. The Monoprix is the nicest … Continue reading

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Whole Food Salads

So lately I’ve been really into cooking with wholefoods–grains, legumes, pulses. My favorite thing to do with all these fun ingredients is to use them in salads. I’ve been roasting veggies, soaking pulses, boiling beans – and it’s been so … Continue reading

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Music and Meringues

And the winner of the music giveaway is: Amanda! Thanks everyone for your suggestions – I’ve found some good music to add to my playlists. I have been doing a lot of cooking lately and it’s been a good creative … Continue reading

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Making Pasta

On our last night in California, my mom introduced us to the fun of making pasta.  It is sooo simple – seriously the recipe consists of semolina, eggs, flour – that’s it!  The labor intensive part comes in rolling it … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – French Style

About eight years ago my mom, sister, and I were trying to plan the usual Thanksgiving dinner when it came out that all three of us weren’t huge fans of turkey!  I know – it’s practically un-American.  Once that was … Continue reading

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Roasted Pumpkin and Coconut Curry Soup

In my vegetable box I’ve been getting all sorts of fun Autumn produce.  When a huge pumpkin was delivered I thought about doing the usual carving but Scotty said he didn’t feel like carving a pumpkin this year, so I … Continue reading

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