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Boloco Summer “Burrito” Knock-Off

June 6, 2008

My friend Melissa and I have a long running complaint about the state of walkable lunch spots near our office. While the hands down favorite is definitely Brown Sugar Cafe, a girl cannot survive on Masaman Curry alone (as much as we might like to). So for the most part I bring my lunch and […]

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Chicken and Black Bean Empanadas

December 5, 2006

In an effort to be adventurous in the kitchen my love affair with all things Dave Lieberman continues. I have yet to make a recipe from Dave’s collection that I didn’t find thoroughly delicious, and these Chicken and Black Bean Empanadas were no exception. The chicken mixture is spicy, smoky, and surprisingly hearty, and I’ve […]

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Sweet Potato Chili

November 4, 2006

I was given the following Sweet Potato Chili recipe by Hänni. Per her description the “lime and cocoa” give this dish a very “exotic flair” and after preparing it, I’d have to thoroughly agree. Vegetarian chilies are definitely one of my favorite hearty dinner options, although I did alter the recipe by adding some chicken […]

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Rachael Ray’s Mexican Lasagna

October 21, 2006

I actually saw this recipe on Rachael Ray’s new morning talk show.  A husband and wife were pitted against one another in a competition to prepare the dish with their own unique flare.  Then they were judged by children.  The wife won (of course).  Honestly though, I can’t watch Rachael’s morning show.  Rachael is something […]

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Black Bean Soup & Spicy Cornbread Muffins

October 11, 2006

Before I started dating CK I essentially refused to eat anything spicy. In the past I’ve honestly gone out to dinner at Mexican restaurants and only ordered margaritas and snacked on corn chips, but now I’m addicted to heat. Essentially this means I tend to double the amount of spice, which is exactly what I […]

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