Fresh Roasted Beet Pasta

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Besides cookies, pasta from scratch is my favorite thing to make with my son. The kitchen counters are guaranteed to be a flour-dusted mess, but he loves feeding the dough through the rollers of the

  • 2-3 medium beets
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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There are infinite variations of chocolate chip cookies even though all of them start with the same basic ingredients. I went through an obsessive phase baking batch after batch, tweaking and adjusting, in an effort

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs

Curried Lentil Tomato Coconut Soup

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When the temperature hit 30 degrees yesterday, it felt borderline tropical. We’ve been in such a deep freeze in Chicago, like lots of other places, that I felt grateful to be able to go outside

  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 2-1/2-inch piece ginger
  • 1 tablespoon medium curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup red lentils
  • 1-14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes

Brown Rice Crispy Treats

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Resolutions are contagious even if you haven’t made any promises of your own. Yesterday I made cauliflower pizza crust instead of my regular gluten-filled dough, and in the last few days, I’ve been feeling weird

  • 3 cups puffed brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup shelled salted pistachios
  • 1/4 cup white chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt