Tag Archives: Simple

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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Here is A Non-Exhaustive List of Stupid Things I Bought While Studying for the Bar:


Well, the Bar Exam is over [!!!]. Not going to lie, it was grueling. The first day [the essay portion] I honestly felt great.  I’m comfortable with my answers – at the very least, I answered every question and I feel some of them were on point. The second day, however, is another story. I’m […]

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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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So What, I Fixate.


A few weekends ago when we stopped at The Market at Bellair for sandwiches, a bag of fresh english muffins from a local bakery caught my eye. I’m not a big bread person and can’t think of the last time I ate an english muffin, but these muffins looked perfect. I thought about them for […]

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Pizza Night


It didn’t take me long to answer my question from the last post re: what to do with the rest of the Mother Dough. Clearly, the best option for snow day dinner was cozy and filling home-made pizza with Italian wine. We used to make pizza with store-bought dough [they make it fresh for you […]

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The Perfect Post-Run Meal


I have a very brief window between finishing an intense cardiovascular exercise and needing food in my stomach or oh my god I’m going to freak out. This sometimes limits dinner choices to anything that can be thrown together faster than my hypoglycemia can set in. Luckily, I exercised some foresight yesterday and was able to […]

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