A Blogiversary, and a Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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As it were, this strange conglomeration of food and anecdote that is my blog has been visible to the public eye for two years now. Yes, it's the tasty tRuth's second blogiversary. How exactly does one celebrate a second blogiversary, you might ask? I certainly asked. I tried to remember what my own second birthday consisted of, and because I couldn't, I allowed myself to piece together a very touching imagine of baby Ruthie lovingly strapped into a high chair. I'm wearing a frilly pink outfit, ...

Filling Voids with Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins

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One year ago, my life had a massive void in it. It was a void of all things familiar. I was easing out of an internship and into my first job in the Real World. I had very few friends in the City, and my family lived hundreds of miles away. But because I had a desire to fill that void, I was able to quickly discover what it was I wanted to patch those empty spots with forged ahead in bringing those things into ...

Pumpkin-Almond Butter Cake: Off the Food Pyramid

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Do you ever have one of those days where you just start thinking about the food pyramid and can't stop? I didn't think so, but that's okay because it takes a very...special...person to develop such strange obsessions. Leave the nerding out to me. I've got this. What I was thinking about, though, is how my normal food pyramid does not resemble any kind of recommendation or standard -- not even close. Mostly because the dairy group without fail takes the bottom (and parts of the middle, plus ...

A Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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If you didn't know, the blogoshere exploded with an onslaught of pumpkin and apple recipes around the first of September. The new school year, the new month, and slight temperature changes rile up the seasonality in bloggers, and because fall is such a cozy month, we like to default to cozy, usually baked treats, as evidenced in my blogiversary apple indulgence and, more recently, pumpkin cornbread. But honestly, I wasn't convinced it was actually fall in New York City until earlier this week, at this moment, in ...

Eating Pumpkin Cornbread on a Couch

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My apartment has been in flux furniture-wise for the past couple weeks. You know, the roommate transition deal where your old roommate moves out and you don't realize how much furniture was hers until it's gone? Yes, the piles of cleaning supplies in my hallway and the bare tile floors of our living area know that's exactly the deal. It's been good to realize that sitting on a stack of pillows works just as well as having kitchen chairs, but a little bit sad when ...

The Great Pumpkin Pie

The Great Pumpkin Pie

For me, it's not officially fall until there's  squash in the pantry and sweet potatoes on my dinner plate. Every year, I wait rather impatiently for these comforting carotinoid-rich orbs to come into season. I give serious consideration to requesting a pumpkin pie instead of a birthday cake for my birthday in July, and I break out "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," unseasonably early. I rejoice when the week at the farmers' market finally comes when the sweet potato vendor is present with her mountainous bounty, and ...