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March 2010 Archives

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 30, 2010 at 6:16pm

Stuffed mushrooms are the way I learned to love mushrooms as a kid – apparently I would eat almost anything with stuffing in them. I still love stuffed mushrooms, so once in awhile I make myself a large portobello version for a light lunch or dinner. I tend to make just one for myself, but…

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Egg Salad – Yes, Egg Salad (With Lemon, Anchovies, & Crostini)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 29, 2010 at 5:59pm

I’ll admit, this is a bit similar to the post below (grilled cheese with baby artichokes), as in, “How to Make a Meal from a Baguette,” but hey, a baguette makes a lovely meal, as do artichokes and eggs, so stay with me. Just like in Caesar salad, the anchovy adds a punch of salty-savory,…

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Saturday Brunch: Baby Artichokes with Ham, Baby Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 27, 2010 at 11:28am

Saturday brunch! It’s my special John-n-Stephanie thing, and I love it like I love puppies and sunshine and champagne and straight hair. And I love those things very, very much, so now you know how much I love Saturday brunch.             We don’t have our kids on Saturday mornings (divorce…

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My Little Lamb Chop(s)

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 25, 2010 at 6:13pm

My initial dinner plan – being all Spring feverish and such – was grilled lamb chops with a pea shoot salad. Then I walked outside, into 26 degrees, and changed my mind. I couldn’t forgo the lamb chops (on my brain and all that) but a salad alongside seemed too…cold, so roasted vegetables stepped in…

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Tandoori Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Raita

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 24, 2010 at 6:13pm

Spring has sprung in Minnesota, at least for this week, lalalaaaa! Birds are singing, I’m singing, I’m grilling, birds are grilling, the sun is shining, and all is right in the world.                           The heat feels good, everywhere, even on my tongue. I…

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Central Park, 80 Degrees

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 20, 2010 at 8:09pm

Forget Florida, the heat is in NYC, baby (except for that patch of snow on the right, below, a little reminder of what just was).  I didn’t really know this (we arrived today), so was walking around in jeans and a black sweater, but that’s OK.  It felt amazing out there – not to mention,…

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Taco Salad

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 19, 2010 at 4:56pm

This isn’t a recipe – just a reminder that when you make tacos, whether with beef, pork, tofu, chicken, or beans, you can make the dish a whole lot lighter, more nutritious, and filling by turning your taco into taco salad. I don’t always do this – sometimes I really want a taco – but…

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Hazelnut Quinoa Cereal with Dried Cherries

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:14am

Consider quinoa, an example of yet another delicious, nutritious (gluten-free to boot) food that I love and that my family won’t touch. I make it anyhow (I’ll post an easy pilaf recipe as soon as I pay attention to how I do it) and happily compose beautiful, satisfying lunch salads from the leftovers. Quinoa is…

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Penny De Los Santos Food Photography Workshop

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 16, 2010 at 3:31pm

I’m back from San Francisco and the food photography workshop I mentioned below.  Our instructor, Penny De Los Santos, photographer for National Geographic and Saveur magazine, was completely inspirational.  (Check out her blog, incredible.)  In fact the whole experience was, beginning with the morning’s activities, hosted at magical Contigo restaurant in Noe Valley.  The food…

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Mar 13, 2010 at 8:38pm

My favorite dessert? Cake. My favorite cake? Coconut, or anything with fruit in it. There – two things you probably didn’t know about me. Keep them in mind around January 6… Glazed lemon or lime cake, warm plum or apple crumb cake, a pear-ginger cake with whipped cream. Surprise me.          …

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