Chad Johannesen

Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Breakfasts That Travel Well? — Good Questions

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Q: My partner teaches a small grad school class on Friday mornings, and he traditionally brings breakfast for the class — usually some pastries he picks up on the way. This year, it turns out that two of his students are gluten-free, and one of those is also dairy-free.

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10 Kitchens With Cast Iron Pans on Display — Kitchen Inspiration

My three cast iron skillets are my most-used kitchen items. One of the skillets used to belong to my grandmother, which means the interior is super smooth (great for eggs). Because I use them so often, I keep my pans right on my stovetop, but that's certainly the least exciting way to store them, as evidenced by the setups in these 10 kitchens:

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Monday Morning Cooking Club — New Cookbook

First there's tea, and then there's talk of recipes, and before you know it, there's a Monday Morning Cooking Club. But this is no ordinary cooking club — when you bring together a group of Australian Jewish women who draw their culinary identities from such far-reaching places as Russia and Hungary, China and South Africa, Great Britain and Poland, the dishes coming out of the kitchen are bound to be anything but ordinary.

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My Breakfasts: I’m Sensing a Pattern… — Liveblogging The Cooking Cure Spring 2014

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Day 1: Make a list of everything you ate for breakfast last week.

As it so happened, when I sat down to write last week's breakfast list for Day 1 of The Cooking Cure, I was eating breakfast. I jotted down "Ezekiel bread with peanut butter" for Monday's breakfast followed by "Ezekiel bread with peanut butter" for Tuesday's breakfast, and "Ezekiel bread with peanut butter" for Wednesday's breakfast, and oh look! As I'm writing this I'm eating a slice of Ezekiel bread with peanut butter. Good grief.

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10 Make-Ahead Breakfasts to Brighten Your Morning — Recipes from The Kitchn

I'd like to think that one day I'll be one of those people who wake up an hour before they have to, to make elaborate French toast and breakfast pizza, but until then there are delicious make-ahead breakfasts that I can take with me to work.

Instead of grabbing a bagel at your deli or a scone at your coffee shop, make a couple of these on the weekend, put them in the fridge or freezer, and simply grab-in-go on your way to work or school. I don't think there's a better way to start the day than something totally delicious and satisfying.

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How To Clean a Blender in 30 Seconds (Without Taking It Apart) — Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn

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We've already covered the quickest, easiest way to clean a blender — one that takes mere seconds and doesn't involve taking your blender pitcher apart. It was a forehead-smacking moment for me; what an obvious and delightful way to clean a blender! I often avoid using my blender to purée soups or to do other messy jobs because I hate taking it apart and scrubbing out the pitcher.

Well, this 30-second cleaning method means much faster, easier cleanup after smoothie-making and soup-puréeing. I tried it out for myself — let me show you!

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