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September 14, 2014

Osso Buco, oh so nice!

Obviously, my job revolves around food, so if I were to disclose an essential fact about myself, here it is: I’m as carnivorous as a carnivore gets. Sorry, vegetarians, I’m a sucker for meat. I’d take a hearty slab of ribeye or tomahawk over fish or chicken (I’d have to think twice about fried chicken,…

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September 7, 2014

A Sprouting of Tomato Temptations

You say “tomayto,” I say “tomahto” … Call it whatever you want, the fact of the matter is that tomatoes are wonderful! Just the other day my friends and I were having a serious discussion about food. The topic: Foods we can eat every single day, and never tire of. Such a simple, yet passionate…

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August 31, 2014

It’s Always Better with Peanut Butter

Good old-fashioned peanut butter sandwiches were my saving grace during my awkward phases in elementary, middle school and high school years. They even got me through four years of college, when bouts of hunger and laziness would get the best of me. Although my college days are long gone, my obsession with peanut butter is…

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August 24, 2014

Everything’s Better with Furikake

If you asked me to choose between sweet and savory, I would in turn ask you, “Would you have your mother pick her favorite child?” To inquire about such a thing is nonsense. Although, in the toughest of circumstances, savory ultimately wins. The biggest letdown for my palate is to anticipate something so aesthetically appealing,…

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August 17, 2014

Getting Ahead with Cabbage

A food snob I am not. Although, as editor of this publication, I guess I should expect that some may make that assumption. But just for the record, that is as far-fetched from the truth as possible. Come on, now, I actually enjoy airplane food (especially when it consisted of entire meals that were free)….

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August 10, 2014

Avocado Aficionado

Cravings. This thing called cravings seems to have taken over my life. I eat in hope of feeling satisfied. My tummy is content for a minute, and then sooner or later, another craving strikes — and it strikes hard! Oh, the agony! One day this week, I consumed a banana, Pop Tarts (strawberry-flavored with sprinkles,…

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August 3, 2014

Fancy Fries

I must have been a saint in my past life, because who gets to take time out of their work week gorging on french fries? Me! These glorious golden strips of potato have turned me into a certified french-fry junkie. My entire life thus far seems to be one big french-fry frenzy. This week was…

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July 27, 2014

Seeing Red Velvet

If you tell me that discipline and ultimate resistance are a “piece of cake,” then you’re telling the wrong person. Paying no attention to anything sugar-coated is almost impossible for my sweet tooth (duh!), but tempt me with cake — specifically red velvet — and guess what? You’ve just created a monster. Have you ever…

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July 20, 2014

Oh, Sweet Thing! Bread Pudding is My Everything

My sweet tooth is a blessing and a curse, and the very cause of much internal conflict. However, I’ve slowly come to accept that when it comes to me and sugar, restraint almost is non-existent — nothing stands in my way. My dentist sure does love me … and oh, how I love those therapeutic…

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July 13, 2014

An Endless Summer of Eggplant

Summer is the perfect time to christen a new grill. Early-evening barbecues are a ritual, and that means hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie skewers are essential parts of alfresco dinners. Once the grill is loaded with charcoal, the burning coals are a sign that the cooking can commence. The savory aroma of home-cooked barbecue fare…

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