Sesame-Miso Slaw

Where have I been, people want to know. I’m flattered, really. I’ve been here all along, home on my computer, doing actual work. And when that work is done, the last thing I want to do is spend time at home on my computer doing leisure. Yes, I consider the website a leisure activity! I love it. The moral of this story is that I’m still trying to create a productive and fulfilling routine for myself here in Philadelphia, and … Continue reading

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Refreshing Carrot Salad

This is the perfect salad to make when you need a refreshing side dish but have a very sparse pantry. I was making crêpes complète (buckwheat crêpes filled with ham, gruyère, and a runny egg) and knew I would need a bright side salad, something with lemon, to cut through the richness. But I had no salad greens, and the only supermarkets within walking distance of my new home are grossly expensive. I always keep a package of carrots in … Continue reading

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Savory Roasted Chickpeas

I have made these chickpeas with such enthusiasm for so long that I should have shared them with you long before. You know how much I love candied chickpeas, but this savory version is even easier to make. I frequently sprinkle them on top of loose and saucy dishes, and we sometimes eat them as a regular side dish. They are crispy and satisfying, delicious, nearly effortless to prepare, and kind of addicting. And if you have any leftovers, they also … Continue reading

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