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Carrot Love

We caught these romantic carrots in the act at Cafe Flora. I’m heartbroken to report that they were tragically separated and served with Portabella Wellingtons. Kind of a Romeo and Juliet story for the vegetable kingdom. Their love was never to be, but at least they had a last few minutes together on the prep …

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Sabich – Iraqi Jewish Eggplant Sandwich – Recipe

Sabich – Iraqi Jewish Eggplant Sandwich

So I’m at that Men Cook event I’ve been telling you about, and my friend Aaron starts telling me about this amazing sandwich he’d had in Israel. He had me at fried eggplant and hardboiled egg, and I missed the rest because I was too busy drooling and scheming when …

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How To Clean a Kitchen – Fast!

As you might have guessed, my home cooking tends to somewhat ambitious meals, even on “school nights”, and that sometimes leads to pretty substantial messes. Working at Cafe Flora confirms what I’ve often thought, I tend to work more like a restaurant cook even though I’m at home. The only little problem with that …

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Product Review: Vitasoy Peppermint Chocolate Soymilk

Occasionally folks send me products that they think would be of interest to Herbivoracious readers. My standard for reviewing them is the same as if I tripped across them myself in the store: if it is so good that I would want to tell a friend to go out of their way to get it, …

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How Many Rams Could a Rambutan Tan if a Rambutan Could Tan Rams?

Allow me to introduce you to my little friend, the rambutan. Sarina brought one home for me from Whole Foods the other day. You can also find them at markets that specialize in Asian produce. I could share with you lots of exciting facts about rambutan but we’ll let Wikipedia handle that. Instead I’ll just …

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Resources for Finding Local Food

Everyone talks about eating locally and sustainably, but it isn’t always that easy to track down all the great products available in your area. I bet that there are many more farmer’s markets, u-pick-em farms, farms that sell direct, and other exciting stuff in your neck of the woods than you realize! I just learned …

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One Day Of Work, Two More Meals, Happy Campers (Including Recipe for Spicy Angel Hair Pasta)

Cornmeal Pancakes From Joy of Cooking

Friday night, put in a good day of work at Cafe Flora. When I got home around 9, Sarina hadn’t really eaten dinner and was in the mood for pasta. You know you love to cook when that sounds like good fun! I made her a spicy angel hair pasta …

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