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[29 Oct 2010 | 6 Comments | 2,831 views]
Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn in Lemon Brown Butter Sauce

If it weren’t for the brown butter sauce, this dish would be extremely healthy but pretty bland and tasteless and that butter just takes it to the next level. It’s a great way to use up vegetables if you buy too many at the store or farmer’s market (like I did) and is delicious as a leftover as well.

Adapted from Potatoes, Green Beans, and Corn in Lemon Brown Butter Sauce
The Kitchn ♦ July 2010
Serves 4-6 as a side dish
1 pound sweet potatoes, cleaned and cut into bite-sized chunks
1 pound green …

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[28 Oct 2010 | 19 Comments | 3,311 views]
Simple Weekday Recipe: Curried Cauliflower Stew

Sometimes I go to the grocery store, buy a bunch of vegetables, and only when I get home do I look for recipe ideas to figure out what to do with them.
I do not recommend this meal planning strategy. Usually what happens is I find recipes that include most of the ingredients, but it’s difficult to find a recipe where I have everything at home.
This Curried Cauliflower Stew was a rare success story. I love that it’s vegetarian and that the flavors keep melding together so that the dish tastes …

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Memories »

[27 Oct 2010 | 14 Comments | 3,730 views]
Dinner with the Strokes at Swoop House

There’s a handful of “underground” supper clubs around Austin, including Supper Underground, Dai Due, and Hosteria Verde. For one reason or another, I had never visited any of them until my friends’ Laura and Mike invited me to join them for a Supper Friends dinner to sample their wedding menu.
Supper Friends is held at Swoop House, located at 3012 Gonzales in East Austin. Here it is:
And these are the Strokes — as they are affectionately nicknamed due to a combination of their last names — Laura and Mike — who …

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Tasty Bits »

[26 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 2,317 views]
Free Free-to Pie. Today!

Just a quick post to let you know that you can get your frito pie on today for FREE from 5 – 6 p.m. at Jo’s Coffee on S. Congress.
One hour only. Today only.
I enjoyed the Venison Chili Frito Pie from Ranch 616 (served in a frito pie snack bag!) at the Austin Film Festival’s Film & Food Fundraising event last week and it was my favorite dish of the night. So tasty!
Here’s a quick and dirty picture from my iPhone.
The frito pie they are serving at Jo’s today will be …

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Restaurants, Travels »

[25 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | 3,133 views]
Dallas’ The Pearl Cup

I think of Dallas as a chain restaurant kind of town. My firm has an office downtown and like many business districts, the only coffee shops around are places like Starbucks.
On a recent business trip, I asked my cab driver to stop off at The Pearl Cup, a newish coffee shop in Dallas off Henderson Avenue, opened by two women who moved to Dallas a few years back from Austin.

Turns out that Messay, my cab driver, is a coffee addict too. However, he’s a big Starbucks fan. He likes the darkest roast …

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