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November 2010 Archives

Spicy Pork Soup with Kale

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 29, 2010 at 8:55am

I posted this recipe a few weeks ago at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly Magazine. It is all soup, all the time in this house right now! I made both beef and chicken versions over the weekend, might as well add pork too and fill up my freezer. It is so nice to find a container…

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Happy Thanksgiving 2010!

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 27, 2010 at 10:13am

We spent the day at my aunt Mary and uncle Bruce’s farm, about two hours west of Minneapolis. As always, a beautiful setting, meal, and day. I hope you had a lovely, delicious day!

Poached Eggs Over Celery Root Latkes

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 27, 2010 at 9:50am
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Back at you with more eggs… John and I love a good brunch, especially with a glass of champagne. Perhaps it should be, but the Saturday after a holiday is no exception. Remember Poached Eggs over Potato-Green Pepper Pancakes from this summer? Well, this recipe is a lower carbohydrate – but every bit as delicious…

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Baked Eggs with Herbs & Crispy Prosciutto

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 22, 2010 at 7:27pm
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I posted this recipe a few weeks ago at Dara & Co./Minnesota Monthly Magazine. If you’ll have a housefull of guests this coming holiday weekend, keep this easy eggs-for-a-crowd dish in mind. For Turkey Day ideas, see Herb-Roasted Turkey & Gravy and Brussels Salad with Pancetta & Cranberries. Yay for Thanksgiving! An egg baked in…

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I’m Thankful for…the Internet

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:38am

Here’s a little pre-Thanksgiving What I’m Thankful for List, Internet Version.  And a thought – I wouldn’t have met any of these lovely people without this blog or Twitter. That blows my mind. The picture above is a group of local food blogging ladies.  We all met for dinner a few weeks ago and had…

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Hint-of-Sweet Pumpkin Custard

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 14, 2010 at 7:00pm

As I’ve mentioned, I’m trying to eat as little sugar as possible. So far, so good, although I absolutely love pumpkin pie and didn’t want to miss out this holiday season. Since pumpkin itself is quite nutritious, I decided to experiment with a classic, cream-based pumpkin filling (the best kind, in my opinion) and see…

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Beatty’s Chocolate Cake

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 12, 2010 at 7:45am

Behold, the first cake I’ve baked since giving up gluten. I baked it for John’s office’s annual United Way bake sale – which I contribute to every year – so it’s not like I was going to eat it anyhow (and therefore couldn’t cut into it for pics, sorry). But not eating it because it’s…

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Beef Braised in Coconut Milk

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:04am
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I’ve always been a coconut fiend, but I am having a particular moment with coconut milk this fall. I’m pretty much obsessed with it. Some will caution against coconut milk’s saturated fat content, but worry not – the short- and medium-chain fatty acids in coconut milk are great for you. And oh my goodness the…

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Grainless Sunflower Sesame Crackers

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 9, 2010 at 8:36am

These homemade crackers couldn’t be easier or faster to make. Who knew that nothing but seeds, water, and salt could make such a lovely, crisp cracker? These have an intense and rich sesame taste, which I love, and which is particularly delicious with savory and cheese spreads. I’m particularly enjoying them with cottage cheese for…

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Using Creme Fraiche Part IV: Celery Root & Leek Soup

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Nov 4, 2010 at 8:00pm

You might have passed right by celery root (also known as celeriac) at the store, thinking it looked anything but edible.  I admit, it freaked me out the first time I shopped for it, but I trusted the description I’d read (pleasantly mild celery taste, texture similar to a potato, overall effect of savory, delicious…

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