Go Ahead, Indulge: Baked Millet-Squash Porridge

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[How to indulge on a Sunday morning.] Recently, a friend emailed me a link to this interview with Bel Kaufman (author of the legendary novel Up the Down Staircase). What struck me most about Kaufman (apart from the fact that she’s still vibrant and joking  at 100), was her comment about growing up in Russia during […]

Moroccan Millet & Butternut Squash Pilaf from The Pure Kitchen

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One of the things I admire about my dad is that he speaks something like eight languages.  Having been born in Poland, he grew up in a milieu that encouraged multilingualism simply because of its promximity to so many other countries.  Later, he lived in Russia and adopted their tongue; then he moved to Canada […]

Pick-Your-Own Gluten Free Pancakes*

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*Or, Thanks, Michael Ruhlman (for the rule, man). [Millet, buckwheat, oat and bean flour with chopped pears and cranberry compote] I’m all about freedom of choice. While my dad eats the identical breakfast every day**, I feel the need to rotate among cereal (hot or cold), omelets, baked sweet potato and almond sauce, apple and almond […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge for May and Another Eggy Vegan Recipe

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Now that May has arrived, it’s time for the second SOS Kitchen Challenge from Kim at Affairs of Living and me!  Thanks, again, to everyone who participated last time.  You helped to make the inaugural event a huge success! This month, Kim and I decided to go with another versatile vegetable that can be used in a […]

Sweet and Spicy Tempeh

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After the HH and I had been dating for about four months and he’d already passed the “willing to tolerate my multiple quirks and neuroses” test, I decided it would be acceptable for him to finally meet my family and old friends in Montreal.  I cajoled coerced begged invited him to join me one weekend as I […]

Easy Millet and Red Pepper Pilaf

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Well, it’s certainly been a poster week for “Beginning of the Summer Semester” at the college:  long lineups outside the Chair’s office (but really, doesn’t it sound better as “Office Chairs”?), students transferring from one class to the next, questions, emails; scheduling changes so speedy that students barely have time to check their timetables before they’re registered in […]

Tofu Quiche for Thirty

The weather continues to annoy me, what with all the grey and gloom and snow and slush.  Too much shadow (and so I take umbrage at the weather. Bah.) Consequently, I wasn’t all too thrilled when I remembered that I had to drive about 40 minutes just to teach a cooking class this evening at a local […]

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