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Retirement

It’s easy to shine when you’re surrounded by stars… And that, boys and girls, sums up my almost 17 years at Trader Joe’s. They made it easy. Until the last day. Thursday, before opening, we were listening to showtunes when One Day More ...

Food, Travel, and No More

Can I ever relate to that quote… I heard about Anthony Bourdain killing himself this morning, and my first thought was along the lines of wouldn’t it be nice if we could all choose the place and time of our own demise? I realize that’s probab...

Chilled Tomato Soup with Spicy Crab

For the soup: 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 shallot, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced Zest of 1 orange, ...

Hana’s Collard Greens

This is Hana’s recipe. She is a master at improving every dish. Clean the collards and remove ...

Spicy African Kale and Yams

1 large bunch Kale, 4 cups chopped, pressed firm 4 cup Garnet yam, rinsed well, chopped 1 ½ tables...

Cheesy Scalloped Root Veggies

1 1/2 lbs parsnips, sliced 1 1/2 lbs carrots, sliced 1 1/2 lbs rutabagas, sliced 2 1/2 cups heavy c...

Gougères (Cheese Puffs)

INGREDIENTS ½ cup milk8 tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed ½ tsp. kosher salt 1 cup flour 4 eggs, at ro...

Soups and Stews

Bean and Kale Soup Carbonnade (Flemish Beef and Beer Stew) Carrot Soup Chilled Tomato Soup with S...

Side Dishes

Bacon Potato Bake Baked Butternut Squash Polenta Baked Orange Cauliflower Baked Rice Braised Eggp...

Salads

Apple Slaw Edamame Potato Salad Edamame Salad Fruit and Bulgur Salad Marinated Edamame Salad Mexi...

Poultry

Braised Chicken Thighs with Caramelized Onions Chicken with Cous Cous Patties Greek Chicken with ...

Pies and Tarts – Sweet and Savory

Alsatian Potato Pie Apricot Tart Blums’ Coffee Toffee Pie Chocolate Caramel Tartlets Coconut Bu...

Pasta

Edamame and Pasta Ravioli with Rice, Spinach, and Sausage Filling Spaghetti Pie ...

Meats

Beef Stroganoff with Straw Potatoes Brisket Chili Con Carne Guava Glazed Pork Hamburger Steaks wi...