“So What Is Going On With Your Cookbook?” And Other Life Changing News

In journalism, they say “don’t bury the lede”, but today I’ve got three of them:

The cookbook will hit stores on May 8th, 2012 (if you are new here and thinking “what cookbook?” look here)
You can pre-order it this very minute on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound
I’m quitting my day job

After 1.5 years of writing …

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Quick Marinated Feta with Orange, Mint and Aleppo Pepper – Recipe

Here’s about as easy an appetizer as you could want for a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean meal or cocktail party spread.  We’ll just make a quick marinade of good olive oil with garlic, Aleppo pepper, orange zest and fresh mint, pour it over the top of a block of feta cheese and serve it forth …

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Cream of Stinging Nettle Soup – A Guest Post From Laura of Hip Pressure Cooking

Stinging nettle soup made in the pressure cooker

Introduction to Pressure Cooking

Pressure cookers considerably shorten the cooking time of just about anything – including soups!

A pressure cooker is a normal high-quality stainless steel pan with a fancy top which seals shut at the beginning of cooking and traps vapor inside allowing the pressure to build and internal temperature to rise higher than what …

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Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shiitakes and Smoked Paprika – Recipe

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shiitakes and Smoked Paprika

Brussels sprouts are oddly fashionable these past couple of years. They have two things going for them:

Underdog status. A lot of people hated them because they were boiled to death for much of the 20th century.
But they are actually delicious when prepared well.

Now we’ve caught on that they are wonderful when pan-fried, deep-fried, broiled, roasted or …

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Homemade Caraway Rye Crackers – Recipe

I’ve been obsessed with the flavor of rye lately. It had been on my mind and I ended up improvising a loaf of rye bread with a salt crust that came out amazing and I’m kicking myself because I didn’t write anything down, so now I can neither reproduce it nor share it with you, …

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“How Do You Get Your Protein?” – Is Vegetarian Protein a Problem?

I‘m not the type to go around making a big deal about the fact that I don’t eat meat. But if I’ve hung out with someone for awhile, they will eventually notice. Their first question is usually, “Why are you a vegetarian?” The next one is “But where do you get your protein?”

On some level …

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Pan-Seared Pressed Tofu with Apples and Champagne Vinaigrette – Recipe

I stopped by Northwest Tofu the other day and came home with their beautiful pressed tofu, along with regular tofu (still warm) and fresh yuba. Casting about for a lunch I could throw together in just minutes, I tossed the pressed tofu in my skillet and rummaged around in the fridge to see what would could join the …

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