Monthly Archives: January 2010

Ratatouille

Lest you think that all we eat around here is sweet carb-laden snack food, here’s proof that we do eat our vegetables every once in awhile. This ratatouille recipe was one of the first things I made from the Silver Palate Cookbook, which in turn was the first serious cookbook I used. Something about the […]

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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Here’s another great snack recipe adapted from Mel. (What, me play favorites with recipe sources? Of course not!) These peanut butter granola bars are thick, chewy, and just the right amount of sweet. You know, so you don’t feel like you’re eating cardboard, but you also don’t think you’re eating a candy bar. They’re also […]

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Ginger Spiced Granola

This is my third batch of this granola, none of which has turned out perfectly. The first batch was too sweet, the second batch burned (or, um, rather, I burned it), and this last batch was not sweet enough. (Just call me Goldilocks.) Despite these problems, however, this granola is fantastic. Tons of rolled oats […]

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The Art of Snacking Well

I’m not really a New Year’s Resolution type of person. I think if you want to improve, there’s no reason to wait until January first to start. However, early January does encourage me to make lists of things I want to accomplish in the new year, and I now have a very long (currently-120-item-long) list […]

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Three Salad Night

I love braises and stews and creamy, delicious risottos. But sometimes, especially around the holidays, I crave fresh vegetables. So the other night, we made three different salads for dinner. And they were all delicious. * Sprouted Kitchen’s Butternut Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Cider Dressing* Smitten Kitchen’s Warm Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad* 101 […]

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