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CSA Spectacular: Turning Roots & Tubers Into Gourmet Treats

Achievement: #51. CSA Cooking

Our January CSAs loaded our pantry with all sorts of roots and tubers. Luckily, we were able to find a lot of ways to prepare interesting, healthy meals and sides that incorporated these ground-grown delights. Check out the results (and a few pro-tips) here! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: September Highlights

Achievement: #26. Join a CSA

September brought some of the biggest, fullest farm share boxes of the season! It was a bit of a challenge to use everything we got, but we made it work! Continue reading

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Oakland Restaurant Challenge: The Mythical India Garden Buffet

Achievement: #4. Eat at 15 Oakland Restaurants

For our tenth Oakland restaurant, we decided to return to our roots a bit. Our unhealthy-but-delicious-and-cheap-food roots, that is. There was a time in my life when I would get up every Saturday morning, shake off any headache leftovers from … Continue reading

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Groupon For The Win: A Miraculous Meal At Tamarind

Achievement: #4. Eat at 15 Oakland Restaurants | #93. Use 10 Groupons or Living Socials

Today’s Achievement begs the question: is it cheating to return to a totally incredible Indian restaurant we’ve already visited once this year? Well, if the first visit was part of our Oakland restaurant Achievement, and we somehow forgot to use … Continue reading

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Oakland Restaurant Challenge: Tamarind

Achievement: #4. Eat at 15 Oakland Restaurants

There’s a wise old saying out there that goes, “When life gives you terrible traffic conditions, go out and get Indian food.” Wait. That’s not it? It’s actually something about lemonade? Whatever, I know there’s no lemonade in Indian food. … Continue reading

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The Elaborate Monthly: Chicken Tikka & Samosas

Achievement: #34. Have One New Elaborate Homecooked Meal a Month

Well, this month, we decided to go all out and try something way too elaborate for our own good. This was inspired by the fact that I read in a recent issue of Cooking Light that there is, believe it … Continue reading

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Oakland Restaurant Challenge: Star Of India

Achievement: #4. Eat at 15 Oakland Restaurants

It’s no surprise to readers of this blog that we occasionally (or more than occasionally) have bad timing and fail to plan out events before attempting to partake in them. That said, we decided well in advance that we would … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Sree’s Is The Bee’s Knees

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

Our next stop on Murray Ave was Sree’s Foods, which is an Indian restaurant best known for its food truck on CMU campus. I don’t know if food trucks are a universal thing, so I’ll briefly explain this concept. Think … Continue reading

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Murray Avenue Restaurant Challenge: Coriander India Grill Is Tip-Top

Achievement: #2. Eat at every restaurant on Murray Ave

For my birthday lunch, we decided to check out the newest addition to Murray Ave, Coriander India Grill. Earlier in the year, many businesses had closed, and it was kind of stressing us out – how could we move to … Continue reading

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