Category Archives: basics

Eliminatron 5000: Day 2

Allow me to pick up where I left off yesterday which was, I believe, putting my meat and veggies into the crock pot. After completing that task I had about a million random errands to run including finding some gluten- … Continue reading

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Basic Hummus: the old, old fashioned way

Gather round children while I regale you with tales of a time when Cuisinart food processors didn’t exist. It’s true! Man and woman made stunningly delicious hummus for millenia with naught more than crude bowl and smasher implements. And, guess … Continue reading

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Cooking for Smarties: A Meal Plan for Grad Students

Is this your life? I was totally out of ideas when I sat down to write this morning in the waiting room of the infectious disease clinic at the UW Medical center. (I had taken my young friend there after … Continue reading

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Mirepoix, and Free-form Soup

I think I might be a hoarder. Soup, anyone? In an effort to clean out and organize my freezer today (which, albeit, is REALLY small) I discovered about eighty bags of frozen vegetables and fruits that I bought not too … Continue reading

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Basics: Rice

It’s good to know how to cook rice. It’s delicious, filling, versatile and very affordable. Here are some tips I’ve picked up along the way: Don’t use a pan that’s too big (will dry the rice out) or too small … Continue reading

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