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Strange Bedfellows: Tofu with Hollandaise Sauce

I’ve been thinking a lot about flavor profiles, and how I can get what I want out of my food without the meat or excessive sodium. Prior to today, I’ve really been phoning it in. Slapping a piece of fish … Continue reading

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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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Farmers Market Finds

This weekend has been super busy for me. I’ve been writing up a storm for the examiner, as evidenced by: http://www.examiner.com/review/celebrate-national-ice-cream-day-with-coolhaus http://www.examiner.com/article/grilling-101 http://www.examiner.com/article/burbank-farmers-market-bounty-right-outside-your-front-door So, check them out and subscribe, please. 😀 Enough cross posting and hawking my own wares. Down … Continue reading

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Leftovers Lo Mein

Today was a busy day in the Confluent Kitchen. I found out I start back to work on Monday (YAY!!), did some revamping on my website, and (of course) fiddled around in the kitchen. I am still reeling from my … 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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In a 50/50 combination of channeling my desire for cooler weather through cuisine and taking advantage of this weekend’s local farmers market, I came up with a plethora of summer squash and other tasty vegetables. I decided, rather than the … Continue reading

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Not to be a corporate shill, but you should totally..

..try the Nutribullet. Like any self-respecting American, I was up late watching infomercials not too long ago, when this juice extracting device caught my eye. It spoke to me on a few different levels.   1) I typically drink a … Continue reading

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Alfredo… You’re doing it wrong.

Last week a couple of co-workers were talking about food (so naturally my ears perked up) and how to construct a proper alfredo. It got me to thinking about alfredo, and how I used to think that I didn’t like … Continue reading

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What was I thinking?

Ok.. so it’s been a super king kameahmeah long time since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been super busy and relatively uninspired. Why? You might be asking?  I took some time to delve into it and then it hit me all … Continue reading

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A Very Confluent Retrospective..

This being (ever so slightly past) my 100th post, I thought it would be a prudent time to reflect.. look back.. see what worked about my experiments, what didn’t.. what I could be doing more of.. less of.. So I … Continue reading

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