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Sassy Radish
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Sassy Radish is a home cooking weblog with a focus on perfecting techniques, clarifying intimidating recipes, and story telling.
Sassy Radish is a home cooking weblog with a focus on perfecting techniques, clarifying intimidating recipes, and story telling.

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My friend Tara wrote a gorgeous book that comes out on Tuesday. I'm so excited to have an early copy (already with many many pages flagged). I couldn't wait to cook from it - and chose Lentil Kofta Curry as the first recipe to try. My one regret is not making a double batch of it - a mistake I'll never again make.

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I've been cooking a bit during my maternity leave, mostly old favorites we've grown to love, but I've largely shied away from cooking anything new as I felt like my brain was too full. With this gong bao chicken stir-fry, from the excellent "Every Grain of Rice" by Fuchsia Dunlop, I guess I'm dipping my toes into cooking new things (hooray!). What was largely inspired and driven by a pre-assembled Fresh Direct kit, is now something that will be added to regular rotation around here. You can put this together on a moment's notice or prep ingredients ahead, but either way you can get dinner on the table in about half an hour start-to-finish!

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You might be over winter, but it's, clearly not over you! Upside - pretty snow; downside - you can't put those waterproof boots away just yet. Another upside? You can make this leek and potato soup. I bet you already have all the ingredients, too!

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{new post} we had a baby

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Of all the brownie recipes I've tried, this one might be my favorite. It's Alice Medrich's cocoa brownies, and not only are they insanely easy to make, but they remind you of the brownies from your childhood, except a thousand times better. One bowl recipe, and the batter takes no more than 20 minutes to put together, and that's if you move as slowly as I do these days. 

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You could call it type-A nesting, but I just call it winter. I've been making (and freezing) Marcella Hazan's ragu bolognese for us in February, because I suspect among many other things, cooking, much less cooking a ragu that takes all day to make, will not be on top of our priorities. Time commitment aside, however, this is my go-to bolognese, and after trying so many different recipes and versions, I can unequivocally say, that this Hazan recipe (to no one's surprise) is aces. Since it's cold and often unpleasant outside, this is a pretty manageable thing to make, provided you visit the ragu from time to time in its various stages of completion. It's totally worth the time commitment!

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I finally put together a gift guide for 2014 in case you need a bit of inspiration this holiday season...

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I've been meaning to share this recipe with you for nearly half a year, but books, work, and oh, pregnancy got in the way. Also, I'm terrible at time management. And also, there's been all this talk of cooking for yourself, for others, frequency of, liking and disliking, and well, it got me to think and a long'ish post emerged to which I tacked on what is one of our favorite weeknight recipes. The fact it's dumb-easy makes it even more appealing if you get home at 8pm and are determined to eat a home-cooked meal.

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Happy Friday with some links for your weekend reading: 

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Friends, it's been over a month since the last Friday links post - but I managed to get it done for today. Happy Friday, and if you're celebrating YK, have an easy fast.
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