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Not Really Wordless Wednesday | Bad English in Japan

I always intend to do Wordless Wednesday, but the middle of the week is always pretty hectic for me.  Also the beginning of the week.  And the end.  Anyway, I just never get around to doing it.  But since I’m totally knackered (it’s my personal goal to popularize the word “knackered” in the US), it’s… 

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Fun With Simmer Sauces

Sometimes it’s not practical to make an entire meal from scratch.  For me, the key to using convenience foods is to tweak them enough to make them taste like home-cooked meals.  One recent discovery in my household is the humble jarred simmer sauce.  Simmer sauces, of course, are nothing new–remember Chicken Tonight?  But lately, I’ve… 

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How To Save Money At Whole Foods

The joke about Whole Foods is that it should really be called Whole Paycheck. I’ve never found this to be the case–the trick is to shop wisely! Here are my tips for how to save money at Whole Foods. 1. Know the Dirty Dozen Don’t have an all-or-nothing attitude about organic produce. We can’t afford to eat organic fruits… 

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Kale Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms on a Baking Sheet

Chicken Florentine Casserole Redux – Kale-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

You know how sometimes you meet someone and if feels as if you’ve known that person for years? During my first weekend of blogging, I struck up a conversation about vegetarian cooking with Valerie from Eclecticisms and we’ve been emailing back and forth since then. We decided to do a veggie cooking challenge–this month’s theme was casseroles. Mmm,… 

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10 Random Thoughts About Beverly Hills 90210 Reruns

I have a ritual every morning–I watch reruns of Beverly Hills 90210 reruns on SoapNet while responding to work emails.  I really don’t know how this ritual started, but I do know this much–if, for some reason, I miss my daily dose of 90210, I feel unbalanced for the rest of the day.  Things just… 

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Headache Monday Meal - Broccoli Rabe

An Easy Meal for Headache Monday

I meant to post this yesterday, but instead I spent my evening getting my blog set up on Twitter and Facebook.  I’m kind of regretting the Facebook page, though.  Should I delete?  If you have a blog, is it on Facebook? Anyhoodle.  Headache Monday is the day of the week when I make a super… 

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