Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tofu Sour Cream

As much as I enjoy Tofutti’s Better Than Sour Cream, I must admit that I feel a little guilty about using (and recommending) it. At the end of the day, it’s still a processed food with some decidedly unrecognizable ingredients. … Continue reading

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The India Diaries Part V: Varkala to Varanasi

The funny thing about any journal that I keep is that I tend to withhold the extreme joys and pains. Perhaps the highs seem too ethereal – or somehow karmically flawed. And the lows, well, they’re etched into my mind … Continue reading

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Lentil Soup

My weekly ritual is to cook up a big pot of soup. Soup, wine, coffee, and almonds are the four staple products in my kitchen. Need a pick me up? Coffee. Need to relax? Wine. Need a hold me over? … Continue reading

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Popeye Grilled Cheese

It started raining mid-afternoon yesterday and the temperature immediately dropped, signaling what feels like the arrival of fall. For better or worse. My home has been mostly dairy free for a year now, but something about the first chill of … Continue reading

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The India Diaries Part IV: Kollam to Varkala

After my days on the beach in Goa, I wasn’t terribly excited about more beach time in India. It seemed like there was so much else to do further north – the Ganges, the Taj – but I’d already booked … Continue reading

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Daily Fixes for the Urban Beachcomber

Fresh off a week on the beach Up North in Northern Michigan, I immediately unzipped my suitcase, pulled out my rock collection, and added some of the larger stones to my bathroom sink. Now every time the water hits the … Continue reading

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Garlic Broccoli

Broccoli is one of my very favorite vegetables. For the record, I can’t stand mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, or squash. So many menus focus on these four “meaty” ingredients that I’m tempted to start an awareness campaign for all culinary artists … Continue reading

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