Category Archives: beans

right-o then. mind the gap.

I’m a bit late to the Harry Potter party. Even though every other middle-schooler around me kept up with the series, I read through The Goblet of Fire and suddenly stopped caring. It’s not a coincidence that the last HP book … Continue reading

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summer quinoa salad

Most days, I wake up early to have a few moments of tranquility before the day begins. I read food blogs and clear out my email inbox, sip my cup-and-a-half of coffee, and if you catch me on a particularly … Continue reading

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a guide to Texas summers (and cilantro-lime chickpea salad)

When family and friends from out of state visit, their first question usually is, “[Insert expletive of choice], is it this hot all summer?” The answer is a resounding and emphatic YES. And generally, not only is it “this hot” … Continue reading

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wordless wednesday

(red beans and rice after a long workday, homemade pancit + lumpia from a local Filipino grocery, beet pancakes and roasted purple carrots, flowers from a beautiful wedding, smiles from newlyweds, pineapple-jalapeño jelly bought at the Thorndale Cook-off)

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curried spinach and mustard greens (sarson ka saag)

I have this thing with Indian food. I’m head over heels in love with it. Thick daal over basmati rice… bright, colorful spices… vegetables simmering in tomato sauces… I get a little woozy when I see it, and I sing … Continue reading

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tofu sesame ginger noodles

Don’t forget to enter my Guayaki yerba mate giveaway! Entries close at 11:59 Saturday night! It’s about that time in the semester when we’re all thinking that maybe life would be easier if we just drop out. Most college students … Continue reading

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smoky chipotle cilantro hummus

Can you believe it’s already March? I’ve finally adapted to writing “2011” at the top of my notes, but it’s still unbelievable that we’ve already put a huge chunk of the year behind us. I’ve enjoyed 2011 so far–my classes … Continue reading

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