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May 25th, 2011

On Fresh Produce and Moving…

I’m interrupting your regularly scheduled recipe to bring you some thoughts on fresh food. I’m preparing to move, and in an effort to save space and reduce waste, I stopped purchasing groceries about 3 weeks ago. I decided it would be better if I ate through what I had. This has led to some “creative” meals (couscous – delicious side dish, main entree not so much). There’s been lots of buttered pasta, and rice and lentils were a staple last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 16th, 2011

Banana Bread Pancakes

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Let’s face it – pancakes are boring. They’re delicious, but boring. Most of us either use a boxed mix or the same flour, egg, milk combo that has been in our family for years. And that’s fine, but sometimes don’t these staid traditions need to be zipped up a little bit? This frustration made me set out to create a fresh, healthy pancake that would pack a big punch of flavor.

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May 2nd, 2011

Organic Puppy Chow (for Humans!)

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Okay, first things first – I gave in and got a twitter. If you’re curious to hear my daily food rantings, including what I’m cooking and reading, follow @aKatieWalker, I would love to actually have some followers. If not, keep reading to learn about Puppy Chow. Don’t let the name deceive you – puppy chow is a delicious human treat beloved in pre-schools across the country for its chocolate-peanut-buttery goodness. It also satisfies the dream of many five-year-olds that they are, in fact, animals (something many parents would not disagree with).  Unfortunately puppy chow, in its original form, is neither healthy nor organic. But my new, grown-up version is less obviously sweet with more interesting flavors. The kids will still love it, if the adults don’t eat it first.

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