Whoever said that you shouldn't take shortcuts in cooking never had to make lunch everyday. There are days when nothing can stop me from making every ounce of a recipe from scratch. And, then there are days, like today, where I just want a tasty bite without any hassles.
I had grander ideas of what I'd cook today. There is a blood orange salad in Jamie's Italy that has my name all over it... fresh radicchio, arugula, mint, fennel mixed up with warm new potatoes and a blood orange dressing. But, with new snow and ice on the roads in Seattle this morning, I decided to stay put and cook with what I had already at home.
Luckily a few pieces of fresh citrus (Rising C Ranches) and a mini golden nugget pumpkin (from my CSA basket several months ago! It's amazing how well these keep.) in the house made this a no brainer.
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Lara Ferroni is a former tech geek turned food geek who spends her days exploring the food culture of the Pacific Northwest. As a food writer and photographer, you might spy her learning to make kim chee in the back rooms of a local church, foraging for wild berries, or snapping away in the some of the Seattle and Portland's finest kitchens. You can find her work in publications such as Epicurious.com, Gourmet.com, Edible Communities (Seattle, San Francisco), Seattle Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan as well as numerous cookbooks, including Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home.