Category Archives: To try

recipe love: time for soup

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More soup dinners, coming this way

Fall (or autumn, if you’re outside the US) starts this weekend (if you’re still in the northern hemisphere), and I’ve already got fall food on the brain. Our climate doesn’t have the sharp delineation of seasons that you find in some parts of the country, so I I never completely put fall and winter foods away, but there is still a shift as we go into real fall. With the days getting shorter and cooler, coming home to a warm bowl of soup in the evenings is starting to sound like a pretty good way to wind down the day. I’ve been compiling ideas and recipes to try, and wanted to share a few.
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Recipe love: rethinking breakfast

As I tweeted earlier this week, I’ve been looking for some ideas to break my weekday breakfast rut of oatmeal. My typical morning breakfast consists of a cup of rolled oats mixed with a handful of walnuts, and topped with either frozen vegetables or leftover green vegetables brought from home. Usually followed up with a piece of fruit.

Oatmeal w/ kale
The morning standard
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Recipe love: Potlucks and Picnics

Happy Friday! Here in the US, we’re gearing up for the long Labor Day weekend, saying goodbye to summer with picnics, potlucks, and cookouts. I’ve been making the rounds of some of my favorite cooking blogs looking for some good portable foods to take to a Labor Day gathering, and thought I’d share some of the recipes I’m thinking would be perfect for an end-of-summer weekend gathering.
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The variety challenge

When we tell people about our epic batch cooking sessions, we get a range of reactions. But one comment that comes up a lot is “Doesn’t it get boring to eat the same thing over and over again?”. There are many reasons why the answer to that question is “No”, such as:
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Recipe lust: Snacks, Salads, and Sweets

Happy Saturday! This morning was one of our batch cook days (more on that on Monday), so I’ve been up all morning filling the fridge and freezer with good things for the next month or two. One of the nice things about batch cooking is that it makes cooking on other weekends more relaxed–I feel a lot freer to experiment with new recipes or ideas knowing that the basic stuff is taken care of. When it’s not a batch weekend, I usually like to make a recipe that we wouldn’t do during a batch cook (because it won’t freeze well), or a treat/dessert for us to enjoy over the coming week. Right now I’m already thinking about some new things I’d like to try, here are the five at the top of my list:
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