Tag Archives: Spicy

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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BBQ Tofu & Slaw Wraps


The key to a good lettuce wrap is a firm lettuce. I’m usually  fond of napa cabbage for wraps, but Shaun found this romaine lettuce at Whole Foods that we couldn’t pass up. It made long wraps, but delicious ones. It certainly doesn’t hold a candle to the Fu-Q BBQ at Barbeque Exchange, but it’s definitely […]

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A Very Vegan Superbowl


The last time the Giants and the Patriots played against one another in a Superbowl it was 2008 and I was living in the Czech Republic. Not to be deterred by the six-hour time difference, my friends and I trekked to a random Czech bar with big TVs and tons of ex-pats and watched the […]

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Texture Eating?


Grady’s bizarre illness wasn’t the only thing that made last week rough. I was actually feeling a little under the weather myself on Monday. I made it to class, but couldn’t overcome a monster headache and nausea and ended up skipping a workout. It was an early night. I’ve actually had the headache the entire […]

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Charlottesville Restaurant Week


Minutes before we left for Restaurant Week, I noticed a tweet from one of my friends reviewing his RW meal [the beauty of technology: instant review]. It wasn’t the most positive and it turned out to be about the place we were heading to. I got nervous. “I hope we didn’t make the wrong decision,” […]

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School Night Meals, Part II


So has everyone seen this movie The Ides of March? I loved it. It was stunning. It’s been a while since a film has captivated me the way this one has  [lies, probably Godfather Part II, if that counts as “a while”]. It centers around a Democratic presidential primary in Ohio, which I promise you […]

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tempeh from TJ's.

School Night Meals, Part I


Monday at a coffee shop, I was approached by a friend: “What classes are you taking that you get to read fiction?” The beauty of 3L. Thanks to my light reading load, I was able to forego trademarks in favor of finishing the following: I’ll get to the schoolwork eventually, but I couldn’t put either of […]

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Leftover Avocado: What to do?


Avocado does not sit well once cut into [even if you  paint its open side with lemon or lime juice] so I had to cook with the remnants from Shaun’s zucchini casserole, and fast. I only had to search my recipe archives for about ten seconds before I figured out what to do: “Creamy Avocado Pasta” from […]

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Kale Mania


I’ve had a fascination with making home-made pasta for a long time; however, I lack any of the necessary tools to do so. So when, on a trip to Whole Foods, I saw these on sale: …I knew I had to pick them up and give them a try. Won ton wraps are a fun, […]

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Beer in Dinner, Beer with Dinner


Special thanks to an extended stay at Shenandoah Joe’s yesterday, I finally finished The Corrections and quickly moved through two other short pieces. The Corrections had a way of drawing me back in just at the point[s] I was ready to throw it off of a cliff with an awesome passage, but all-in-all I think the awesomeness was […]

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