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Display Name: janet @ the taste space
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the day the flyers arrive, I figure out what is on sale. combined with a list of produce I already have, I create a weekly meal plan. I usually make 1 hearty soup, 1 hearty grain dish and another dish depending on my mood. It also helps me combine recipes with similar produce (ie using a big squash in multiple recipes). I tend to use up veggie odds and ends in salads or bowls. The only times this doesn't work is if the weather changes, or I pick up some el cheapo unadvertised special on produce. It helps to have a well-stocked pantry.

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9/11/12 07:04 PM

I also do the google docs with my bf. We have a standard list and share our menus for the week to make sure we have everything to make them.

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3/27/12 11:20 PM

I've made these too and I loved them! Not too sweet with chunks of almonds. Perfecto.

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3/27/12 11:15 PM

I don't store pasta, but I store my beans and grains in Mason jars.

I have a pic of it here: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/skillet-toasted-corn-tomato-and-anasazi-bean-salad/

Dried Pasta Stored in Glass Jars
10/12/11 12:30 PM

I love bulgur! It is a quick side to a grain dish, but I also tried it out as the base for a lot of salads last year. This was definitely my favourite, a twist on Turkish kisir:


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5/31/11 06:51 PM

I also just discovered pea shoots this year... gosh, they are my favourite green! Sweet like spinach but the stems give them a nice crunch. :)

Here is a delicious Moroccan Barley and Pea Shoot Salad: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/moroccan-barley-and-pea-shoot-salad/

Seasonal Spotlight: Pea Shoots
4/4/11 06:44 AM

I tried quite a few savoury rhubarb recipes this year and loved them all. I recommend the Tofu with a Zesty Rhubarb Sauce highly. For a lovely dessert, the Baked Rhubarb and Apples with Earl Grey Tea, Cardamom, and Orange Zest


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7/9/10 11:54 AM

I made this and thought it was delicious. A great mix of sweet and salty. A bit indulgent so it won't be my go-to granola recipe, though.

I wrote about it here: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/olive-oil-granola-with-dried-apricots-and-pistachios/

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6/14/10 07:06 AM

This wheat berry salad is always a hit and can be prepared in advance:


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6/13/10 07:17 PM

Probably not the best for a dinner party, but incredibly delish:

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6/9/09 09:27 PM

This is a very timely topic, as I just returned from a 2-week vacation in Japan and want to know how to recreate all those tasty dishes. :)

Any thoughts on Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art?

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6/9/09 09:25 PM