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Game of Thrones Potluck: Winterfell

Game of Thrones Potluck: Winterfell

As I’ve probably mentioned, I’m completely obsessed with Game of Thrones, as are my sisters. We’ve been watching the show, reading the books, and most recently we (and the rest of our potluck people) have been cooking the food!

Our first potluck was in dreary January at my sister Meg’s house, and the wintery food of Winterfell sounded like a good place to start. She set her table beautifully with white and silver – Stark house colors! – and we loaded it up with delicious fare.

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Empanadas and Quinoa Beet Salad

Empanadas and Quinoa Beet Salad

I’ve been bugging my friend Mariela for awhile to teach me how to make her famous empanadas (or pastelitos, whichever). She is Ecuadorian and therefore knows what she’s doing. Unfortunately this weekend our plans fell through, but my always adventurous friend Gloria and my sister Meg and I decided to forge ahead anyway and try our hand at it. The results were delicious, and we had a lot of fun muddling through!

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Oh hi. It’s been awhile.

Oh hi. It’s been awhile.

After a longer than expected break, I feel renewed creativity, and am wanting to get back in the blogosphere – and also back in the kitchen, which I’ve been desperately missing for the last couple months!

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

For this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I was paired with Julie from Julie’s Eats & Treats. She has plenty of recipes for a sweet tooth, and since I don’t bake as much as I’d like I thought this would be a good opportunity to try one of them out. But more about that in a minute.

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To be silent…

To be silent…

So things have slowed down ground to a halt around here. Various life events – awesome Pakistan trip, deathly plague of respiratory infection, new baby! New baby! (Not mine, my sister’s) – have kept me out of the kitchen for a little bit. Besides making obligatory pot of beans.

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Rosemary Iced Tea

Rosemary Iced Tea

Time for another Secret Recipe Club! I was so happy to be matched this month with Devon from deli-cute-tessen.com, because I am always on the lookout for new vegan recipes to try. Deli-cute-tessen has tons and they look just delicious.

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Lazy Tomato Soup

Lazy Tomato Soup

So you can’t cook everyday, right? Some days you need extra time to work on your freelance work or mop…

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Castilian Garlic Soup

Castilian Garlic Soup

I love this soup, because I am in love with both peasant food and offensive flavors. There are couple ways…

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Edamame Hummus

Edamame Hummus

This past month I joined a group called The Secret Recipe Club. Each month you secretly get somebody’s blog to…

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