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California roll burger by Sarah Steimer 1 pound ground beef 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce salt and pepper to taste 6-8 ounce crab meat (tail, claw, whatever) 1-2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2-1 teaspoon wasabi powder or paste (I added even more) lettuce or spinach tomato, sliced avocado, sliced nori strips (just take nori paper […]

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by Caitlin Saniga Rose iced tea 6 cups water 1/4 cup honey (or to taste) 5 single black tea bags 1 cup rose water 2 trays of ice cubes Rose stems and mint sprigs for garnish Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Stir in the honey. Remove the pot from heat, […]

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Lemony potato-fennel salad by Sarah Steimer 4-5 potatoes (I used a combination of medium-sized yellow and red potatoes) 1 medium bulb fennel, finely sliced 1 shallot (this means the whole clove), minced juice of 1 1/2 lemons 1 1/2 heaping tablespoons plain yogurt 1 heaping tablespoon mayonnaise 1 handful flat-leaf parsley 1 teaspoon dried tarragon […]

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The traditional Memorial Day picnic spread is great – it’s hard to argue with tradition. This year, however, we decided to keep the menu but ditch the recipes. Remember our Thanksgiving Twist guide from 2010? This is the summer version. We’re taking four traditional picnic menu items — fruit salad, potato salad, iced tea and […]

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by Caitlin Saniga and Sarah Steimer Allow us to revel in some accomplishments before we step into a new year. In 2012, we’ve published 249 posts, including 222 recipes, with: 120 main dishes, 71 side dishes, 43 snacks, 43 desserts, 9 drinks, and 2 dog-friendly recipes *Note:  Some recipes straddle two or three categories. Our […]

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Every month, we feature a new recipe or review guide that incorporates a theme. Listed below are our past guides starting with the most recent. Keep checking back for more guides, and let us know if you ever have a good idea for us to try! All in One Basket (April 2014) Miso and sriracha deviled […]

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by Caitlin Saniga 4 cups day-old bread, cut into 1-inch cubes and broiled until brown (I used a roasted garlic loaf.) 3 medium heirloom tomatoes 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1/4 cup pickled red onions 1/4 cup loosely packed basil, torn 6 mint leaves, torn 12 kalamata olives, sliced salt and […]

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by Sarah Steimer 2 (14.5-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained OR 2 medium-sized tomatoes, diced 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon cumin 1 15-ounce jar prepared salsa 1 teaspoon salt 6 buns cheese (optional) Combine the beans, tomatoes, mustard, sugar, […]

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by Sarah Steimer For the chicken: 2 stalks lemongrass, peeled and chopped 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ginger, grated 1 birds eye chili, seeded and chopped OR I used a combination of jalapeños and crushed red pepper 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon […]

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