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On Comfort, II {nonna’s figassa}

On Comfort, II {nonna’s figassa}

A year ago, getting out of a rough spot, I wrote about some things comfort is. Last week, I was back in a rough spot and in need of some good, old-fashioned comfort. I was was the most stressed I’ve been since arriving in A2, with end-of-semester assignments and tests, gnarly weather, and even petty stuff like my snow … Continue reading

Summer {esquites-stuffed grilled peppers}

Summer {esquites-stuffed grilled peppers}

It’s no secret that I love Mexican food. After I spent a year abroad in Ecuador, the only thing I wanted when I arrived a haggard mess to SFO was to get to Picante before they closed for the night. I could probably eat Mexican food every day, but not just tacos or quesadillas or … Continue reading

Soba Noodles with Sriracha Cashew Cream

Soba Noodles with Sriracha Cashew Cream

I’m going to share something vegan with you. CRAZY I know. Vegan. Veeeeeegan. For those who know me, and probably just some of you who have read any/most/all of my posts, you’d be hard-pressed to find a meal in which I have not at least incorporated dairy. I can rock the vegetarian scene, but I am … Continue reading

An Ode to Simplicity

An Ode to Simplicity

A guy I used to play pick-up soccer with used to say all the time: “simple, simple, very good.” Now, this was one of the few things I could understand through his very thick accent (others  included “good pass!” and, occasionally “Emily”). Both on the field and in the kitchen, he’s right–sometimes simple is best. … Continue reading

A Return to the Kitchen

A Return to the Kitchen

Well, that’s a bit of a misnomer. I have been cooking, but January and February blew by filled with a lot of excellent and crazy stuff and I just never got around to cooking something and blogging it as well. But I’m back, and that’s what counts. Right? Right. Some things of note: I made … Continue reading

Celebratory Steak and Truffled Mashed Potatoes

Celebratory Steak and Truffled Mashed Potatoes

Last Monday was not your average Monday. My boyfriend started a new job and I thought this was a celebration-worthy occasion. So I told him that he was reserved for dinner and that he couldn’t come over until it was ready. I’m usually awful at planning/executing surprises, but this one seemed to go all right…although … Continue reading