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July 2011 Archives

Foxy Falafel’s Herby Chicken Skewers with Cucumber Mint Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 27, 2011 at 7:53am

Every Sunday, Nathan and I eat our way through Kingfield Farmers’ Market. If you follow me on Twitter, then you know that one of our faves is Foxy Falafel. Erica Strait and her crew crank out the best falafel I’ve ever had. Made from sprouted chickpeas, perfectly crisp and fresh, the falafel is nestled atop…

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Eat Ramen Help Japan

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 19, 2011 at 7:10pm

Do you know ramen? The “real” ramen, as in the national comfort food dish of Japan, made with fresh noodles, rich broth, and any number of savory toppings? If the only ramen you know is from your dorm room, then get thee to Eat Ramen Help Japan this coming Thursday at CREATE Catering in Minneapolis!…

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July 4th: Red, White & Gluten-Free

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 16, 2011 at 1:00pm

July 2: John & I returned from Provence, France (post forthcoming, sometime in 2011, gah). July 3: I hit the Minneapolis Farmers Market, hard. Five racks of Bar 5 ribs; Blue Gentian Farm lamb chops, sausage, and eggs; many pounds of greens, carrots, beans, herb, berries, onions, garlic scapes, potatoes, and general fabulousness. Oh lovely…

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Garlic Soup with a Fried Egg

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 13, 2011 at 7:41pm

Think of this soup as comfort food with a kick. The garlicky broth is mellow and sweet, ready and waiting to be made sublime with a fried egg (because a fried egg makes everything sublime…right). I added warmed sausage, white beans, and arugula because that’s what I had in the fridge (see recipe below). Simmer…

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Olive Oil & Cafe Levain

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:22am

I was honored to throw a small amount of time toward the beautiful #BigEVOONight event that Minnesota Food Blogger Will Hsu planned with Chef Adam Vickerman and Mike Forbes of California Olive Ranch. Held last Wednesday, July 6, at Cafe Levain, the event featured a gorgeous, seasonal menu planned around California Olive Ranch’s incredible extra-virgin…

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A Little Bit of Me…by Maud Bryt

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 11, 2011 at 9:12am

My obscenely talented friend Maud Bryt shot and edited this little video of me while we were recently vacationing together in Provence (post about our trip coming soon…). I usually cringe and run screaming at the sight of myself on video, but she managed to make something I think is really cool. I love best…

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Green Beans with Pork & Black Bean-Garlic Sauce

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:33am

Transform green beans into a spicy, salty meal. A little pork, a little black bean-garlic sauce…a lot of sticky-savory deliciousness. Green Beans with Pork & Black Bean-Garlic Sauce Serves 4 as a side dish, 2 as a main course 1 lb. green beans, trimmed 1/4 lb. pork sausage or ground pork (I used pork breakfast…

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Saute of Tomatoes & Okra with Bacon

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:18am

Make this. You will not be able to stop eating it. Add cayenne pepper and the perfect amount of salt and you REALLY will not be able to stop eating it. Spoon it over polenta…and forget it. Gone. Saute of Tomatoes and Okra with Bacon Adapted from The Gift of Southern Cooking by Edna Louis…

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