Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fall Salad, L.A. Style

Boooo! Happy Halloween! And Samhain to any of you practicing the Old Religion! Wherever I have lived in the past, this weekend was the true harbinger of Fall: crisp air, chilly nights and bundling up for trick or treating or … Continue reading

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Spicy Butternut Squash Soup with Pomegranate

Butternut squash is much loved by those with a sweet tooth; it’s in its name, butter nut! Roasted or pureed into soup, this squash is so delicious. I love to add a bit of spice and when I came across … Continue reading

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French Lentil Soup

Lentils are one of my favorite legumes. While technically called a “pulse” because they are only cooked after being dried, they are lumped in with all beans. I have been fascinated with them since childhood because they were such an … Continue reading

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Gringo Enchiladas

I confess that there are some dishes I like to make more than eat; chili is one of them. So much of the preparation for a chili is about chopping – onions, garlic, chilies, celery, peppers – my favorite part … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Entree, legumes, Meat, Mexican | 3 Comments

Corny Chile Cornbread

Cornbread is one of those great, homey, comfort foods that I have only just begun to appreciate in the past couple of years. Too often it can be dry and crumbly and catch in your throat. So unappetizing! But then … Continue reading

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Thai Chicken, Kale Corn Soup

There is a reason that I buy certain items that many people would deem “exotic” simply to have them on hand so that I can whip up certains dishes, just because I’m in the mood. Thai Curry Paste * Kefir Lime … Continue reading

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Naked Apple and Carrot Slaw

As I have mentioned before, I work at Co-opportunity, Santa Monica’s Food co-op as the Cheese, Wine and Specialty manager. Sounds like a glamorous job, right? You probably imagine me swanning around the store, tasting cheese with a glass of … Continue reading

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