Category Archives: Ingredients/Shopping

Exotic Spiced Seitan & Pumpkin Kebabs

The broiler is the most underrated kitchen appliance. Everyone has it: that mystery drawer under your oven with the slotted pan in it. Is it a storage space? Grease-catcher? Who dares to crank the oven all the way up to … Continue reading

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Food Q&A: Can I Melt Raw Chocolate?

I have recently become addicted to answering food questions on foodpickle.com. Then, yesterday, I was psyched to get two food questions directly from friends. This is something I want to do a lot more of, so please, keep them coming! … Continue reading

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Holiday Recap: Greek Rice & Seitan Pie

This is kind of a medium-advanced recipe but I encourage everyone to try it. Like me, you can use sites like YouTube and Epicurious to supplement your skills. The payoff is big: This was the best thing I made in 2010. Continue reading

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Another Therapy Sesion at the Greenmarket

Nothing soothes my soul like a visit to the Union Square Greenmarket. Just being there, among the dirt-speckled array of vegetables and equally diverse (and sometimes gritty) people of NYC, I am often moved to tears.

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It’s A Small World

Today,  at Asian Foods Express, the wholesaler that I buy some ingredients from, I found out that the price of coconut milk had doubled from $1 to $2 a can, and the price of shredded coconut had jumped from $1 … Continue reading

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I Might Never Buy Shampoo Again.

It had been one week since I’d washed my hair and it had never looked healthier. It was shiny and smooth, and people were complimenting me on it. But it was dirty.  So I wanted to find a way to … Continue reading

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Adventures in Gluten-Free Baking

I am in the kitchen making gluten free quiche pastry and linzer tarts. The base of both doughs is idli flour that I bought at Patel Brothers Indian Supermarket. As of five minutes ago, all I knew was that the … Continue reading

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