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Magnificent Miso Soup!

May 3, 2011 | By tori | 0 Comments

Magnificent Miso Soup! 1
I just ended a two-week bout with antibiotics. I don’t like taking medicine in the first place, so this was like toxic overload! I have been taking probiotics like crazy ever since to replenish the friendly bacteria in my body. My incredible health coach, Melissa suggested adding miso into my diet which is a great natural source of probiotics.
Melissa gave me her recipe for a super simple miso soup. The greens, she taught me, would help to feed the probiotics in my system. I added scallions, bouillon, and soba noodles to her concoction and it came out incredibly! It was salty and satisfying, warming and comforting. I know this is going to become a staple in my weeknight dinners.

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Jam-Filled Browned Butter Cake

February 21, 2011 | By tori | 0 Comments

Jam-Filled Browned Butter Cake 1
Every year come February, I find myself in a bit of a rut. The excitement of the holidays has come and gone, and my gusto for squash, winter greens, and slow braises has begun to fade. I dream about those market days when the first bunches of asparagus appear, still small but green and spindly with hope.
Unlike Adam Roberts I was not a “smart little squirrel” this past summer. I was in fact, a trying-to-keep-my-sanity-while-planning-an-out-of-town-wedding squirrel, so aside from a few handfuls of blackberries my freezer has lacked those frozen bits of summer to pull me out of this predictable February slump.
So what, you ask, is a girl to do with an empty freezer and case of the February blues?
Well I did what any girl in her right mind would do.
I threw on an old Belle and Sebastian record and I baked a cake which I promptly filled with plum jam.

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