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Thu Nov 10, 2016

Crisp Roasted New Potatoes

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Crisp Grill-Roasted New Potatoes

I'm a visual person, so it takes a photo to really draw me into a recipe—it's rare for me to be compelled by a book or article lacking an accompanying glamour shot of the finished dish. It's an image that usually sticks in my brain, and while this recipe on Serious Eats of crispy roasted new potatoes was posted a couple years ago, the intoxicating photo of intensely wrinkled little potatoes never left my mind after I first saw it. So it might have taken me a while to finally get to cooking it, but without that photo, I likely would have never tried this excellent method for making potatoes.

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Thu Oct 27, 2016

Sweet & Spicy Edamame

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Sweet & Spicy Edamame

For the past four weeks, my life has pretty much been lived on the road, with only a handful of nights spent in my own bed. This time away from home has left with with a backlog of work that has me trying to play catch up as quickly as possibly. Don't feel too bad for me though, because almost half of that time was spent on vacation, where my wife and I indulged in grand meals on a daily basis, leaving me returning home to pants that now fit a bit snugger than I'm used when. When thinking of the best post-vacation recipe to go with, this sweet and spicy grilled edamame seemed like the perfect choice—it is at the same time incredibly quick and easy, as well as fairly healthy (and boy do I need to get some healthy stuff back into my diet).

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Thu Oct 6, 2016

Grilled Cheese with Butternut Squash, Ricotta, Parmesan, Fontina, and Sage

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Grilled Cheese with Butternut Squash

The brutal heat made summer feel like forever this year, but the tides are finally changing and shorter days and a chill in the air has me craving the backbone of my fall diet—orange veggies. Sweet potatoes are my go-to, but butternut squash plays an import back-up roll when I'm craving sweet, long roasted vegetables that have the taste of seasonal comfort. I'll cook them every which way—as soups, salads, pasta sauces, etc.—but this time around I went for a new idea—stuffing some seriously delicious grilled cheese with grill-roasted butternut squash.

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Thu Sep 29, 2016

Grilled Banana Wrapped in Sticky Rice

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Grilled Banana Wrapped in Sticky Rice

In my last post, I reminisced on how my past picky eating habits led me to a love of Vietnamese barbecue beef—it was the only thing that sounded non-frightening to me at my first Vietnamese dining experience. I also found humor in that my old self wouldn't venture past that singular item once I deemed it an appropriate fit for my palette. In contrast, this week I'm finding another Vietnamese item as example of the distance I still have yet to go to become the ideal eater I wish I was, because while I cooked up these grilled bananas wrapped in sticky rice, they represented food aversions I'm still not able to shake.

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Thu Sep 15, 2016

Grilled Cabbage with Chili-lime Dressing

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Grilled Cabbage with Chili-Lime Dressing

My mind almost exploded when I saw shelves begin to be lined with Halloween candy and decorations at the end of August—seriously, too soon...it was still damn hot, damn humid, and back-to-school season wasn't even over. Now that we're entering mid-September, I've finally found expectance though, but our current spat of ideal 80 degree days also doesn't have me letting go of summer quite yet. As an ode to this hybrid summer-fall time we have going on, I'm busting out this very fitting recipe for grilled cabbage with chili-lime dressing.

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