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The Bagel Bitch’s Sun-Dried Tomato Bagel

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The Sun-Dried Tomato bagel is my masterpiece. With a crunchy crust and dense, chewy interior, this fragrant herby bagel is the mainstay of my mornings. I was thirteen when I ate my first bagel. At the time, my mother worked … Continue reading

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Rockin’ Moroccan Vegetable Stew

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There is something seriously comforting about stew on a rainy day, but for the longest tme, the only stew in my repitore was the standard beef and potatoes. In an effort to branch out, decrease our meat intake and increase … Continue reading

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Fake Out Take-Out; Chicken in Foil

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If you know anything about my cooking, then you probably already know I spend a lot of time trying to figure out how certain restaurants make certain dishes taste so damn good. In other words, I am primarily a copycat. … Continue reading

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With Turmeric Stained Fingers

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Everyone has their weaknesses, those items which tempt us time after time to make impulse purchases of the un-budgeted kind. Mine are books and exotic spices. Last week, I received a box containing both, which had made its way from Iowa … Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken in Tamarind Butter Sauce

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When I moved from Santa Cruz to Modesto, I had to give up my favorite Indian eateries. No more Aloo Tikki from the Royal Taj. No more Basil Eggplant courtesy of Asian Rose. In short, I had to start all over, sampling the local fare … Continue reading

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