Fried Sesame Brown Rice with Edamame

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Each forkful has been steeped in a sweet and gingered brown sugar-soy sauce. Modify the recipe to incorporate whatever vegetables or proteins you like, but try not to substitute the toasted sesame oil- it is essential for flavor- deep and smoky, cozy and warm. Fried Sesame Brown Rice with Edamame Ingredients: 2 eggs, beaten 2…

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My First Food Photos Ever

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In two years of sharing my food with you, across the interwebs, I’ve come to love the baking photos best: These are the sweets I keep in a special folder, quarantined from the riff raff. But then, sometimes I open my oldest digital photo album, and I find these: These photos are the first I…

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When Your Laptop Breaks Up with You

My laptop, a gal who happens to be one of my best friends, has decided she’s unhappy in our relationship. Unofficially and unfortunately, she has refused to function. Somehow I think we’ll work it out, as we tend to do. But today, I’m without all of those food-stained photographs, all the recipes I like to…

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Email from a Reader: Does Eating on a Schedule Matter in Weight Loss?

Read the rest of this series: Email from a Reader: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 “Hello Ms. Andie, Like many people who read your blog, I’m struggling with weight loss. I’ve had terrible health in my 19 years, from a brain tumor to multiple kidney surgeries, and a…

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On my 27th

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364 days out of 365, I am content to stop after one [generously frosted] wedge of cake. Because, the first one is pure and true, the most intense and lusty. But today, my birthday, the day my mother sweetly recalls that I sashayed into the world, “all lips with wild black hair, so very Betty…

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Attune, Uncle Sam, and Erewhon

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There’s a reason I wake up every morning. One very simple reason my eyes even consider fluttering open come 7 in the a.m. And that reason is breakfast. Eating, naturally, just sets my whole day on fire. It’s the tradition of it, the routine of eating my favorite foods while lingering at my computer with…

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Slow Cooker New England Pot Roast

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This pot roast is one of my favorite easy meals to throw together. There’s no need to sear the beef in a pan before adding it to your slow cooker, as most recipes advise- it will be tender all the same. The acidity of the tomatoes helps to sweeten and soften the meat into strands…

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My Favorite Bakery: White’s Pastry Shop

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I thought for oh I don’t know, a sturdy five minutes about titling this post “Gratuitous Food Pornography” as my friend Andrew Scrivani might do [in a much classier, more respectable way]. But then I realized that, although overtly flashy, lustful, and hotly dramatic characters exist in my mind for both pornography and pastry, Google…

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Email from a Reader: Building the Motivation to Lose Weight

Read the rest of this series: Email from a Reader: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 “Hi Andie, I absolutely cannot even begin to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. I love your style, I love your honesty, I love your story. I have been dealing with overeating…

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