Category Archives: Kitchen Fail

Nectarines in a Balsamic Glaze: Inspiration from Adversity

The other day I was getting ready for work.. packing up my lunch as per usual. I decided on a salad with cherry tomatoes, cheddar, greens, and a balsamic dressing. I threw a nectarine into the box for good measure, … Continue reading

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Lowered Expectations Pasta – It’s What’s For Dinner!

So I started out all ambitious. I nutribulleted some mushroom, minced 4 cloves of garlic, chopped up a shallot, a tablespoon of fresh oregano and thawed a cup of frozen spinach. Into a bowl they go with liberal salt and … Continue reading

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.. and in a surprising comeback, Michelle – 1, Makhani – 0

…and the crowd goes wild!! Or maybe just asks what makhani is and why I needed a comeback.. 😀 The other night I had a delightful dish, Paneer Makhani, at the local Indian restaurant. It was a delightful blend of … Continue reading

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“Meatless” Meat: My Epiphany

Being a recent convert (re-convert, post-pre convert) to a mostly meatless life, I’ve been focused heavily on coming up with  veggie-centric meals this time. Past experience has shown that relying on quorn, boca, morningstar,tofu, or TSP for my entrees tends … Continue reading

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Confluent Kitchen: Thanksgiving Edition

Today is a day for giving thanks. What better way to do that than to consume copious amounts of food? I went a little bit non-traditional and made a duck. I hadn’t ever cooked a whole duck, so I figured.. … Continue reading

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Michelle – 0, Mandolin Slicer – 1: A Tale of Injury and Intrigue

All actions involving profuse use of my right thumb are officially on hiatus until my thumb stops hurting. I sliced the side of it open on my brand new shiny mandolin (of death).  Don’t pity me (ok, a little is … Continue reading

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.. making my triumphant return!

First there was work stuff.. then there was school stuff..  then there was vacation/birthday stuff .. then there was stomach flu stuff.. so it’s been a while. I’d like to say that I was having a blast during my absence, … Continue reading

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