Tag Archives: Whole Foods

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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Go Whole or Go Home


Some of the best quick meals involve a hodge-podge of small snacks tied together by a theme: here, a mediterranean-style antipasti plate. The best place to put one together? Whole Foods. Two individual pieces of bread, sliced thin [$0.69 each], shelled mussels [$2.00], a soft cheese and a hard cheese [$5 total, look for the […]

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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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Food Rules


I somehow managed to forget one of the most memorable books I’ve read so far over break: the newest edition of Michael Pollan’s Food Rules. It’s a tiny little manual designed to help us navigate the new world of -ides and acids and good/bad cholesterol, good/bad carbs, artificial foods and what he calls “edible foodlike […]

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Creamy Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sage, and Cranberry


Perusing tons of holiday recipes has left me with a serious cranberry craving. After searching [what’s left of] Google Reader for inspiration, I came across Budget Bytes’ chilled butternut squash pasta salad – made with cranberries, sage and squash. Bingo. Sage has definitely been deep in my cooking black hole, but it’s been popping up on […]

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The Day-After Granola


[Congrats to those who ran the New York City Marathon today!] Shaun and I were reminded last night why Tavola is the best restaurant in C’Ville. We had an incredible experience. The wait ended up only being about an hour, and although the place was packed we weren’t rushed at all. We enjoyed every last […]

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Gettin’ Figgy With It


I was actually partial to Willenium as a kid rather than Big Willie Style, but who’s keeping track? Anyway, the only fig I’d ever known was Fig Newton, whom I loved dearly, but our relationship grew stale over the years. Then came Audrey Claire, who tempted me with a fig and gorgonzola flatbread – and […]

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A Rainy C’Ville To-Do List


I don’t know if you’ve looked outside, but it’s raining. It’s raining so hard that even Grady won’t cross the threshold into the backyard. Yes, this is the same Grady who chews his own ears and swallows rocks whole, so I normally wouldn’t call him very picky. If you’re like me when it rains and your […]

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Vegan Meet-Ups and Pumpkin Chili


Oh, hey. It’s cold. Cold like, my-most-visited-site-is-thenorthface.com-cold. Cold enough that I’m about to become their highest valued customer. We don’t have the heat turned on in the house yet, which is problem #1. We’re holding out because it’s supposed to be back up to 65-75 this week, and maybe even sunny. What does the sun […]

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Quite Possibly the Best Lunch, Ever


It’s October, and it finally feels like fall in Charlottesville. This sunny, gorgeous, 50-60 degree day was the perfect day to get things. Lots and lots of things, like: Fall vegetables at the city market: we picked up carrots, beets, kale, pears, and a ton of pickling cucumbers. Yeah dude, we’re making pickles. New jeans at […]

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