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Orzo salad and improved mushroom burgers

It’s been gorgeous and summery this week, so I felt like cooking to match the weather. Warm weather makes me think pasta salads and burgers, so that’s what I did…although I’ll be honest, I didn’t do any grilling. The Mediterranean Orzo recipe came from Claire’s Classic American Vegetarian Cooking I always thought I hated pasta [...]

Salad and Sandwich…it’s too hot for soup

Tonight’s dinner was pretty eclectic. One of my bosses at work is a Veggie who eats fish and shellfish, and we often exchange recipes. Thinking I eat shellfish (I don’t) the other day she gave me a recipe for a mango/shrimp cocktail from Rachael Ray’s morning talk show. I looked at the ingredients and decided [...]

A classic and a Favorite

I was raised on Israeli salad (and many other Middle Eastern specialties) and made it a daily indulgence when I was studying abroad there during college. It’s a total coincidence that my boyfriend who has never been to Israel was introduced to the dish by a friend years ago, and fell in love with it. [...]