Author Archives: sevencloves

Chicken Tortilla Soup

When it gets cold, it seems that I love soup. Fortunately, my soup-disliking boyfriend is a trooper and puts up with my incessant soup making. His caveat, being a spice-aholic, is that my soups are “flavorful” (read: spicy). Fortunately, this … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Tortillas

It’s a poorly kept secret that I adore fresh tortillas, and I’m constantly on the lookout for the best recipe. I’d found some really great tortillas on the internet, but they always had some flaw (or maybe it was my … Continue reading

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Tuna Ceviche

When I was in Peru several years ago, one of my favorite memories is of some ceviche I ate while passing through an adorable coastal town. The restaurant was in a long line of open air shops that sat about … Continue reading

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Lexington Avenue Brewery (The LAB)

Located in downtown Asheville, the front of The LAB is rather unassuming. A few metal tables on its covered patio and a small sign reading “The LAB” are all that mark this fantastic restaurant. However easy it is to miss … Continue reading

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Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin is a classic French dish that was created as a way to cook up old roosters that had passed their prime. Because it was really a housewife’s dish, there isn’t a hard-and-fast recipe. A few key ingredients … Continue reading

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Chili-Chocolate Souffle

The Daring Cooks this month took on quite a daring challenge: souffle. It’s considered one of the most challenging and finicky deserts to make, so I was super excited to test my culinary prowess. Turns out it’s actually not nearly … Continue reading

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Beef Carnitas

My love of Latin food is a very poorly kept secret. In fact, when I’m sick, I tend to crave Mexican food. Fortunately (for you, at least), I’ve had a cold for the past week or so, which means spicy … Continue reading

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