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January 2007 Archives

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 28, 2007 at 6:10pm

Capped a lovely, relaxing Sunday with caramelized, salty, roasted vegetables, this time cauliflower and asparagus. John and I stood there scarfing them right off the hot pans, burning our fingers, they’re that good. Wilted and soft with a crunchy exterior, mmmm. And easy? Pah-lease, the easiest EVAR. Do this for any vegetable: preheat the oven…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 25, 2007 at 6:42pm

Pass the pork please, oink, oink! At least in this yummy iteration, a quick, savory-sweet pork stew with couscous. Cooper even had some! The secret ingredient? Dried grapes! Ha, I couldn’t resist (per yesterday’s post). Of course I mean raisins, in this case golden raisins, oooh. As well as lots of garlic and onion. And…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 24, 2007 at 1:33pm

Nathan and I met my friend Chris at Brix Bistro & Wine Bar for an early dinner last night. Brix is the Italian-ish sister of McCoy’s (aka the home-base of the Baseball Moms), both of which are located at Excelsior on Grand in St. Louis Park (Brix inhabits the space fomerly known as Mojito). We…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 21, 2007 at 11:02am

Cobb salad, that’s what I decided to make with my leftover poached chicken. I lurveCobb salad, but it can be over-the-moon caloric, so one needs to implement a few tricks to keep it tasty and healthy. Go ahead and load up on many of the healthier ingredients – lettuce, sweet onion, tomatoes, and chicken breast….

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 20, 2007 at 7:55pm

Yes! I am alive! I’ve just been…what? Traveling to fabulous places? Uh, no. I’ve just been not cooking much, truth be told, so I haven’t had much to write about. I did have another birthday celebration this week, however, with the Baseball Moms on Thursday night. Woo hoo! We met at McCoy’s for our usual…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 12, 2007 at 2:21pm

I forget about couscous – why? It’s so easy and delicious, duh, I should be reaching for it all the time. I had bought the larger grain Israeli couscous from the bulk bins awhile back and finally got around to using it last night. Wanted something light with it, so just did a quick saute/simmer…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 9, 2007 at 5:31pm

Happy Birthday to my cousin MaryBeth! Ahhh, a cup of tea. So simple and yet so powerful. We’ve all heard about the many health benefits of drinking tea, from boosting the immune system to preventing cancer. (Note: to reap these benefits, it turns out you need to sip sans milk, read here for more info.)…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 8, 2007 at 8:03pm

First recipe of 2007 – roasted halibut with aromatic broth! Made it up tonight, in fact, a light, quick, and tasty dish. Quite pretty to boot! John was thrilled to pieces – since I’ve been cooking much (ahem) less this fall and winter, he’s been a bit bummed. But he’s dropped a few pounds as…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 7, 2007 at 9:39am

Happy. It was a Happy Birthday indeed! I’m still happy about it, ha. We opened with a Nathan basketball game, then made our way to Lucia’s for brunch with Stacey, Bowen, and soft-n-sweet Baby Cooper. We didn’t actually eat Cooper up – although it’s tempting because he is insanely adorable, we’re all complete idiots around…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jan 6, 2007 at 8:04am

Happy 1st Birthday Moderate Epicurean! (What, you say? I thought the old gal was 40 today? ‘Tis true, so read on…) Happy 1st Birthday to this blog! Yes, I birthed “the moderate epicurean” one year ago today. (Much less painful than 8.8 lb. Nathan, I highly recommend the experience.) What a year! What a ride!…

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