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by Sarah Steimer

Spicy-sweet curry popcorn

I’ve never had a sweet-and-salty curry combination, but this was pretty rad. Once again, I gobbled through this bowl of popcorn in no time and mentally added this to my list of movie-watching snacks. Spicy-sweet curry popcorn and maybe a bottle of dark winter ale? Absolutely.

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by Sarah Steimer

Rainbow vegetable and bean salad

This is a perfect summer side dish that highlights so many great flavors that you just can’t get year round. So take advantage! Make up a big bowl even if you’re not feeding a large crowd; it keeps quite well in the fridge.

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by Sarah Steimer

Grilled skirt steak with tomatoes

Bill and I had one of those great, lazy Sundays where we just wandered around a few Chicago neighborhoods until we were ready to eat dinner. He decided on this recipe and we had a little kitchen/grill collaboration on a gorgeous late afternoon — complete with some hoppy brews from Ohio left by a friend.

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by Sarah Steimer

Chickpea salad with coriander and cumin

This salad has simple ingredients that end with a big result. The chickpeas and seasonings are so earthy, but the salad on top really cools things off and brightens the entire dish.

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by Sarah Steimer

Moroccan-spiced lamb kebabs

Bill was in the mood for some kebabs, and he landed on this well-spiced lamb recipe. He found the recipe, cooked it up and let me snap photos — and claim at least a teensy bit of credit. We had these kebabs with the chickpea salad I posted Monday, and it was the perfect complement.

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by Sarah Steimer

Spanish-style duck meatballs with red pepper sauce

My friend Drew made these meatballs at a restaurant he used to work at in Chicago, and they were always awesome. When I got my hands on some ground duck — and I knew this meatball guide was on the horizon — I shot Drew a text and he was kind enough to not only send me the recipe, but convert it down from massive restaurant portions.

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by Sarah Steimer

Slow-cooker chicken tikka masala

I cut up the chicken and mixed the sauce the night before so I could just toss all the ingredients in the slow-cooker the next morning. What could be better than having lunch (or dinner) ready and waiting? Especially when it makes your apartment smell like the best and coziest Indian restaurant.

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