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Roasting Garlic Bittman Style

I’ve started to really like the method of roasting garlic that Mark Bittman writes about in Food Matters. Instead of slicing the end off of a whole head of garlic, (or a few whole heads of garlic), drizzling the head(s) with olive oil, and roasting, he suggests separating the garlic into cloves and roasting those […]

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Chickpea, Pork, and Mango Tagine

After reading Mark Bittman’s Minimalist column An Expedited Tagine the other day, I thought I would try it myself. The New York Times was kind enough to provide his recipe for Chickpea Tagine with Chicken and Apricots, and I adapted it for myself. I had been going to use a piece of pork that was […]

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Thai Beef Salad

After a day of leftovers yesterday, (I had chili for dinner), we were back trying one of Mark’s recipes today: Thai Beef Salad, (page 188), and wow, it’s good. The salad dressing is amazing. We didn’t have any red onion, like we’re supposed to put in the salad, so we minced just a bit of […]

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Fried Rice for Dinner? (And Cookies for Dessert)

Yes, tonight we ate Marks’s Impromptu Fried Rice, (page 208), for dinner, and not as a side dish. It was tasty. I’ve mostly eaten fried rice as a side dish when I get Chinese food, and even then I usually go for the noodles, so this was a change. It’s amazing how good fried rice […]

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Today we had Mark’s Bean and Vegetable Chili, (page 260). While I have had vegetarian chili before, today was the first day that we, (well, Joanie), actually made vegetarian chili. We didn’t have actual chilis to put in, so we used chili powder, and it came out pretty well. As a bonus, we now know […]

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Our First Dinner

I haven’t started reading the book yet, but we’re already trying to eat less meat and more veggies. Tonight, Joanie cooked the Chicken Not Pie recipe from the book, (page 266 if you want to see the recipe super-fast). As you can imagine, it’s kind of like Chicken Pot Pie, which I love, but not. […]

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    I'm a guy named John, and I do most of the writing around here. I went from a really active lifestyle to a really inactive lifestyle very quickly and my body is noticing. On top of that I'm worried about what's happening to our planet, so, I'm trying to do something about it.

    For Christmas I received the book Food Matters, which I found very interesting and inspired me to start changing. Check out my first post for the beginning of the story.