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Flexible, Vegan Main Dish for a Mixed Group? Good Questions

Q: I'm having a girls' night celebration next week — low key, over the course of several hours, taking advantage of the front porch and backyard seating on what will likely be a lovely fall evening.

Here's my question: I'd like to do a main dish that's easily handled (Soup in a cup? A Crock-Pot of risotto?) but I have veggie-haters, vegetarians and vegans, gluten allergies and lactose allergies attending — and I am STUCK.

Any ideas?

Sent by Lee Anne



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Kitchen Timer from MUJI Daily Find

2011-09-20-Timer.jpgKitchen Timer from MUJI

• $19.95
MUJI USA

There are fancier timers out there. There are timers that do more — sure. I've used them. But I return to this one again and again over the handful of other timers in my kitchen. The buttons are big, the numbers are huge. The beeper is loud. The magnet is strong. All the things I want in a good timer. And the battery lasts a long, long time.



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Origins of a Classic: The History of Meatloaf The Atlantic

2011_09_21-Meatloaf.jpgEver wonder where the American culinary classic meatloaf really came from? Would you believe the dish can be traced back for centuries?



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A 30-Second Organic Air Freshener: Made From Trash

We've all heard of the old real-estate trick of sticking a cookie dough log in the oven and waiting for it to magically sell your house (or burn it down).

But this process seems wasteful of food, or at its very best--when you stuff down your over-baked cookie deodorizer--disrespectful to the privilege and pleasure of eating. Here's a way to freshen your home with garbage, yes, garbage.

Read the full post at Re-Nest



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Chef Brandon Boudet’s Charming Cottage Kitchen Kitchen Tour

IMG_0188_SMALL.jpgThis past summer, chef Brandon Boudet and his girlfriend Isabelle Dahlin had us over for dinner during a photo shoot for their Apartment Therapy House Tour. Inside this one bedroom English-style cottage is a small galley kitchen that inspired some of the best food I've eaten all year.



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Chef Brandon Boudet’s Charming Cottage Kitchen Kitchen Tour

IMG_0188_SMALL.jpgThis past summer, chef Brandon Boudet and his girlfriend Isabelle Dahlin had us over for dinner during a photo shoot for their Apartment Therapy House Tour. Inside this one bedroom English-style cottage is a small galley kitchen that inspired some of the best food I've eaten all year.



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