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Carrot Miso Butter

Angelica Kitchen is one of my favorite New York City restaurants. It’s hearty, healthy, and absolutely delicious, and I love the low-key, community-oriented atmosphere. The menu at Angelica is full of wonderful offerings–too many to name–but the restaurant’s “breads & spreads” selection features two kinds of cornbread and two dips: a miso-tahini spread, and a carrot ginger spread. I love them …

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Indian Inspired Aloo Gobi Wraps

Aloo gobi has always felt like comfort food to me, a hearty, homey, stick-to-your-ribs mixture of potatoes and warming spices. And there’s a reason why these aloo gobi wraps, and the comfort they offer, felt necessary yesterday. Before I made them, I spent 5 hours on the same 23 electrochemistry problems for my online homework. One of the problems took …

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Roasted Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

Funny how it’s possible to love two vegetables separately, but never thing to have them together. So it has been with cauliflower and parsnips, for me. I love them both, but I don’t tend to pair them up: I have parsnips with other, sweet root veggies, like carrots and beets, while cauliflower tends to go into curries or salads or …

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Easy Vegan Tortilla Pizzas

These easy vegan tortilla pizzas are proof of the old maxim that necessity is the mother of invention. I usually shop for groceries over the weekend, which means that by Friday, the fridge tends to be a little bare. Last Friday, I found myself with the odds and ends of a few bunches of veggies (asparagus and broccolini included), some …

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Minted Pea Soup with Cashew Cream

It’s pea season these days, and I couldn’t be happier about. I love green peas, in just about anything and everything. I love green pea guac for its lightness and texture. I love throwing peas into parsnip rice or quinoa.  And lord knows I love green pea hummus–so much that a variation of this recipe ended up in my first cookbook. My latest favorite, though, is …

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Butternut Squash and Split Pea Soup

When I had a typical, 9-6 working life, I relished the ritual of coming home at the end of the day and making myself supper. It was a way to flex my creative muscles after an otherwise analytical day, and I found it incredibly relaxing. Now that I’m a student again, I miss the steady rhythms of full time working …

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Cashew, Mesquite and Coconut Truffles

This is the last recipe I made before leaving D.C. in August, and it was a fast favorite. As he peered over my shoulder just now, my boyfriend immediately recalled how good these were, and asked if I’d make them again soon. Sure, it’s just another raw ball/snack, but the flavors here are pretty special, and they’re fancy enough to …

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