Chicken Tikka Masala

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Mum, It’s taking longer than I expected, but I’m almost over the fact that you never introduced me to Indian food. I had to go out on the streets and learn about it from strangers. Cold, alone, and unprotected, mind you. I guess the most difficult part is, chicken tikka masala is all sorts of…

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Apologizing through Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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Writing a weight loss memoir, food conference planning, all the stuff I’d rattle off in a bulleted list if and when I told you what I’ve been doing in Seattle for the past week- they’ve painted me the happiest color of busy. But I woke up today, crazed and chaotic and charmed beyond charmed with…

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Curried Millet with Chickpeas and Currants

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This is one of those whole grain dishes I get all sorts of proud about. Mostly because it makes my hours long perusal of the bulk bins at Whole Foods worthwhile. But also, because I feel like I’m stepping outside of my same ol’-same ol’ series of sides. Butter gives the millet a silkiness, a…

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Slow Cooked Chili Steak Fajitas

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The last five days have meant Crispy bacon cheeseburgers with frizzled onions, the size of the fullest moon Ancho chili dusted fries, frenched and dipped in chipotle aioli Cupcakes in shades of s’mores and carrot cake and red velvet Buttered buttermilk pancakes Pumpkin custard pancakes swimming in molasses caramel Lasagna, saucy and six-layered Fresca Porchetta…

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She’s here

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My best girl came to town. My mum. And though I’m usually chock full of words when it comes to that woman, goodness, the only way I know to accurately convey my joy, this time, anyhow. is and and and and and and Happy.

Broccoli Salad with Cashews and Raisins

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You know how I adore broccoli. Even broccoli knows. Metropolitan Market, the grocery shop just up the block from my homestead, turned me on to this tangy-sweet mixture. I was instantly smitten. In fact, for a whole day and a half (just shy of 33 hours), I resisted roasting and overtly salting my broccoli as…

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Tried and True Tender Cornbread

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Remember that slow cooked sweet potato chili? Goodness, I hope so. Well, bake this yellow number to go alongside it. Salty winking at sweet. Nooked, crannied, and unabashedly crumbly.   She’s buttery all on her own, but trust me, even lovelier glazed with honey. Tried and True Tender Cornbread 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour…

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Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili

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  Dearest fall, You’re much more attractive than Summer told me you’d be. Let’s get to know one another. Always, Andie   PrintSlow Cooked Sweet Potato Chili Yield: 5 Servings Ingredients28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 14 ounce can diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 tablespoon brown…

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