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On Hallowine and Czech Salads.


Hurricane Sandy’s outside, and she’s turning out to be a hot mess. The rain started a few hours ago and there’s going to be a lot of wind and water. And apparently no power. For quite a few days. I felt like a kid when I got the e-mail letting me know my office is […]

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Tiny Kitchen Adventures: Vegetarian Phở


Before we moved, Shaun warned me the new kitchen was “tiny.” When I saw it for the first time, I realized I had a lesson or two to teach him about center-city apartments: the kitchen is not “tiny” by city standards. I was actually impressed! But in my excitement, I forgot about the elephant in […]

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This Post is (Almost) All About Food and Philly.


There’s been a lot of food in my life between weddings, five days of work orientation/events and – wait for it – passing the bar. Shaun and I are excited to report [after about 24 hours of obsessively refreshing the PA Board of Law Examiners’ website] that our names are actually on the list of “successful […]

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Back to Cooking, Sort of.


Before leaving for Europe I got hooked on eating raw, vegan meals. During the time around the bar exam this included mostly smoothies and simple salads with seeds, nuts, and seasonal vegetables, and raw hummus and nut butter. It was a meal plan inspired by a nutrition program I took part in at the Eat! center […]

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Oops.


Sometimes I make mistakes when labeling a recipe “vegan” or “vegetarian” on the blog. I’ve got some pretty awesome readers [I’m looking at you, Lauren], who happily call me out when I forgot I threw an egg white in or used whey instead of soy. I love being called out, although it’s probably indicative of […]

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Polyface Meat Meal #2: Chicken


The hardest part of exam time is the sad puppy eyes searing through your back as you’re bent over some textbook or hornbook for hours a day. “Play with me,” they beg. And, they don’t understand [or care] about “grades” or “jobs.” So I thought Grady needed a friend. In lieu of a second puppy [which […]

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I Cooked Meat and Lived to Tell the Story


Who cooked her first meat meal in years and survived? This girl. Polyface Meat Meal #1 was a beef-based “Bolognese” sauce. I call it “Bolognese” because tomato meat sauce is not at all like a traditional bolognese [which is veal, butter, onion, carrot, pancetta, truffles, broth, cream]. Instead, this is what most people think bolognese is […]

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7A, From Memory


I used to live across Tompkins Square Park from 7A Cafe, an awesome restaurant, bar and brunch spot in the East Village. It was the site of many a meal, caraffe of wine, or late-night snack [it’s 24 hours! love] throughout my years at NYU. Before I became vegetarian, one of my go-to sandwiches was […]

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The Mother Dough Strikes Again


Christina Tosi’s “Mother Dough” recipe appeared here and here over spring break [drool], and made a return last night in another post-run creation by Shaun. Yesterday’s 11-miler was rough at times. The [freakishly] warm temperatures threw us for a loop, I was in a bad mood because I couldn’t get my GPS watch to do […]

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Sunday Comfort Food


Guess who’s back? The e-vet called this morning around 8:30 to let us know Grady kept food down all night and we could take him home. He’s on strict bedrest for the next two weeks and has so many pills we actually made a Google document with a schedule, but at least he’s in our […]

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