I’m In A Poblano Stuffed Peppers State of Mind

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2013 rolls straight into the last few days of January, and here in New York City, I have to smile looking back on the month. Already in this "new" year--in these last 29 days--I've grasped a handful of euphoric highs, a few embarrassingly low lows, and a whole saga of trial and error in between. As I consider how I'm perched in the same corner of my apartment now as I was at this hour exactly 29 days ago (although this time caffeine-charged and focused; the first time ...

Breaking Rules for Sriracha-Cheddar Kale Chips

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Five years ago, did we even know kale existed? If we did, we certainly crinkled our noses at a vegetable so deep green and so curly. Bring out the iceberg lettuce, man. Little did me know, today kale reigns supreme in the vegetal world. In New York City, there's hardly a hit restaurant without some "unique" kale salad on their menu. Trader Joe's has literal floor-to-ceiling displays of different kinds of kale chips. There are entire booths at farmers' markets dedicated to this green madness. And ...

When Life Gives You Potatoes…Make Hash

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If you're like me, you probably have days where you feel like you've been doing the same thing, following the same dreary routine for way, way too long. Am I right? If so, take a lesson from hash. The food, that is. Your monotonous routine that may be a boring job, an unsatisfying relationship, or never enough funds is, for the purposes of this post, a potato. Big, bland, and somehow always there. Following me? Good. Now, the good news is, you have complete power over the potato. ...