Walking Home to Chicken-Chickpea Curry

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Last night I donned my black fleece jacket and a scarf I "borrowed" from my mom and headed out for an evening walk around my neighborhood. My attire proved passable as my blood began to flow more rapidly through my veins, though it was the first walk I've taken this year that caused me to consider my layers. I remembered I had cheeks as I strolled down Portland Avenue, observing activity in the lit homes as I passed. Miley Cyrus belted her anthems through my ...

Obsessed with Buffalo Chicken Soup

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I often find myself going through mini-obsessions in many realms of my life. With music, for example, I tend to find a new band I like and listen to that band on repeat until it's worn out--sometimes months--before considering moving on to something new. I keep a little more variety in my dining habits, but still there are usually one or two things I simply can't get enough of. In this moment, I'm obsessed with anything green tea or matcha flavored, cinnamon, and hot sauce. I've ...

Back to Sunday

When I say "back," I mean way back. Back to the days when families came together to share a meal for no reason other than, say, it was Sunday. Back to the family-style meals cooked with soul and meant to satisfy, not just curb an appetite. A recent afternoon cooking with my mother led to this hearty dish. The ingredients reminded my mom of her mother's soulful cooking; its comfort factor made me grateful I got to share it with my family. Sunday Stew with Pan-seared Chicken, Bacon ...