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Turkey and Greens Kreplach

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Happy Purim! After we had dinner yesterday, I remembered that this Jewish holiday had started (ends this evening) so I decided to make something for lunch today. Jewish holidays usually celebrate with specific dishes, which are delicious and comforting. Lunch today was another comfort food dish, a traditional Purim dish called kreplach, which are dumplings, also known as “Jewish wontons.”  (more…

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Avocado and Mukimame Salad

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Every Tuesday I usually try to go to the farmer’s market on campus (when I can get out of the lab for a bit) to have some lunch and buy some local organic produce. In particular, we’ve been enjoying the different types of avocados that are in season this winter. Though Hass is a friend of mine, Zutano, Ettinger, Fuerte, and Bacon were strangers. Now, they are regulars in my kitchen. All of them…

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Bidding farewell to the 2014 Sochi Olympics with Khachapuri

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Today I was a bit sad that it was the last day of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. I always look forward to watching the olympics and keeping track of it. It doesn’t matter what sport or event is on, I just enjoy watching it! It is a worldwide tradition! The athletes are inspiring as they are dedicated to their sport and also dedicated to their health. That’s something I admire. This year’s…

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Beet Red Velvet Æbleskiver (pancake puffs)Happy Belated Valentines Day!

Yesterday, for our Valentine’s Dinner we had a wonderful 3-course…View Post

Beet Red Velvet Æbleskiver (pancake puffs)

Happy Belated Valentines Day!

Yesterday, for our Valentine’s Dinner we had a wonderful 3-course…

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Giniling (Filipino-style Picadillo) Kasha BowlGiniling! Kind of fun to say out loud! It’s a family favorite that I grew up with and it’s become…View Post

Giniling (Filipino-style Picadillo) Kasha Bowl

Giniling! Kind of fun to say out loud! It’s a family favorite that I grew up with and it’s become…

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Ottolenghi-style lamb rib chops and some fun-sized sweet treats
In my last post, I mentioned that we had lamb for New Year’s Eve as well as desserts. I wasn’t…View Post

Ottolenghi-style lamb rib chops and some fun-sized sweet treats

In my last post, I mentioned that we had lamb for New Year’s Eve as well as desserts. I wasn’t…

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…and the holiday beat goes onChristmas just flew by so fast! Belated Merry Christmas! Though many of us have gone back to work,…View Post

…and the holiday beat goes on

Christmas just flew by so fast! Belated Merry Christmas! Though many of us have gone back to work,…

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Fall delights—gobbling it upWhat are your fall delights?  I’ll leave afternoon delights alone, LOL. For me, one fall delight…View Post

Fall delights—gobbling it up

What are your fall delights?  I’ll leave afternoon delights alone, LOL. For me, one fall delight…

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Beef burrito from Calbi food truck. Fusion food at its finest! I think this is my new favorite burrito. A yummy treat after taking the GRE :)

Beef burrito from Calbi food truck. Fusion food at its finest! I think this is my new favorite burrito. A yummy treat after taking the GRE :)

skittlenator:

I cannot.

skittlenator:

I cannot.