Category Archives: Minimal Work

Healthy Chicken Mole

I vaguely remember one sentence (and perhaps only one) from one of college papers. It read something along the lines of: “Cinco de Mayo has become Cinco de Drinko.” Granted, I was a sociology and Spanish major very interested in … Continue reading

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Blackberry Macaroon Tart: Passover Style

This Blackberry Macaroon Tart is everywhere these days! It may be because Super Natural Every Day is making a huge splash on bestseller lists, Smitten Kitten featured and gushed about it, and oh yeah, Martha Stewart gave it some prime … Continue reading

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Passover Lemon Cheesecake

I am so sick of the flourless chocolate cake that I, and thousands of other bakers, make for Passover each year. Yes, you can tweak it. Yes, there are countless variations. But aren’t you ready for some dessert variety this … Continue reading

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Black Bean Brownies: Shhhh!

I talk the talk, but sometimes I just really don’t walk the walk. Take running, for example. I’d really like to become a runner. It seems like a great idea! When it’s nice out, what could be better than to … Continue reading

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce

Oh happiness. Happiness can come in many forms. A new job (yipee!), a joke (What did zero say to eight? “I like your belt!”), a sneaky “I love you!” written on someone’s (guess whose?) very thorough To-Do List, a hug, … Continue reading

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Southwest Lentil Soup with Adobo

I’m from the Southwest, and even though I haven’t lived there for seven years, the tastes and flavors are in my blood.  Take lentil soup for example. It’s pretty standard, right? The trinity of onions, celery and carrots, some minced … Continue reading

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Crostini Two Ways: Cauliflower Crostini and Crostini Topped with Ricotta and Roasted Asparagus

It’s springtime summer (Freudian slip, much? I meant “somewhere”), but it certainly feels light years away here in Cleveland. The weather is going through some mood issues right now—it’s cold, it’s icy, it’s warm-enough-to-rain (please, it’s never warm-enough-for-rain but sunny … Continue reading

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