Monthly Archives: July 2011

Mishmash Asian Soup

When I am feeling lazy, yet hungry for Asian food (as is often the case), I make soup. I suppose I could just order takeout, but then I would have to wait a long time and then pay something which….meh…I’m … Continue reading

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Summer Stew – Tomatoes, Broccoli, and Chicken

Ahhhh summer – or, at least, some version of it. It’s not incredibly warm here, but it is sunny today. I thought this would be a nice summery recipe for a not too warm day. You’ll need: 2-3 cloves garlic, … Continue reading

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Beans, Rice, Rain, and Plantains

I live in a cold, gray, rainy area. It’s bleak. Even though it’s the end of July, it’s (big surprise) raining! People from Russia and Finland have told me that it’s warmer in their countries than it is here. How is … Continue reading

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Espinacas – A.K.A. Garbanzo Spinach Stew

Espinacas – literally “spinaches” in Spanish – is no doubt one of my favorite Spanish tapas. Unfortunately, I could only find this dish in Sevilla, where I ingested obscene amounts of it. Luckily, I learned to cook it, so I wouldn’t feel the … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Avocado Salad

Grapefruit and avocado? Together? Sounds like a weird combination, but I was pleasantly surprised. The juicy tartness of grapefruit complements the smooth mildness of avocado in this refreshing summer salad. To make: Peel a grapefruit, making sure to remove all … Continue reading

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Easy Peasy Pea Soup

Easy Peasy Pea Soup….har dee har harr. Aren’t I clever? This soup really is easy. It’s usually what I turn to when I want a satisfying, light soup with minimal effort. To make: Boil fresh or frozen peas in water … Continue reading

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