Category Archives: Delicious Recipes

Quinoa Salad

I never know what to bring to potlucks. It has to be easy, preferably healthy, but also tasty so that the non-vegetarians in the room don’t balk. I figured quinoa would be a little out of the ordinary, but my … Continue reading

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Edamame Ravioli

Buddakan. I just like how it rolls off the tongue. Buddakan. A year or so ago, during a conference in Philadelphia, a group of us went to Buddakan for dinner. Buddakan. It’s phenomenal. Go there. I had edamame ravioli and … Continue reading

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Patacones

Favorite Ecuadorian food #1: quinoa Favorite Ecuadorian food #2: patacones Did you know that Ecuador is the world’s largest exporter of bananas? Hence, Ecuadorians have a ridiculous amount of banana and plantain recipes. You can poach them, fry them, bake … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Napoleon

A couple of weeks ago, I attended my dear friend Marie’s wedding in Alexandria. Marie was my first real Washington friend and to celebrate her wedding somehow made this place feel lived in. I’ve been in DC more than five … Continue reading

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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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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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