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    The deal with cholesterol and shrimp

    I finally got around to making shrimp and olive oil pasta Friday night, which started out a bit uninteresting, but improved greatly with the addition of green olives and red pepper flakes. On...

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    The Japanese Paradox

    Last night Lloyd and I ate at a fun French restaurant in our neighborhood that offers over ten types of les moules (mussels). You'll notice in the before and after pictures, we also ate pom...

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    What to do with frozen shrimp

    Yesterday for lunch I ate some curried salmon loaf from last week. I wasn't sure how well it would freeze, but it was officially just as good reheated as straight from the oven. While I was in the...

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    Are there vegetarian sources of omega-3s?

    I am finally back in DC after back-to-back trips to Boston (work) and Austin (play). The play part involved attending the 2008 Austin City Limits Music Festival with my whole family. The festival was ...

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    The appetizer trick

    Last night I got my fish fix at a famous Boston-based seafood restaurant - one that brings back warm memories of meals shared with visiting family when I lived here for graduate school. In fact, a...

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    Greetings from Boston

    Today and tomorrow I am in Boston, a true seafood town, for the 2008 Tufts University Friedman School Symposium.I am most looking forward to the discussions about the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for A...

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    Tin Fish Gourmet

    Today, one of my colleagues dropped by my desk to share a selection from her personal cookbook collection, Tin Fish Gourmet by Barbara-jo McIntosh. The more I flip through it, the lower her odds of ev...

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    Sushi to go

    The entirety of my evening yesterday was spent peeling stubborn little stickers off candle holders I plan to use at our wedding reception. Because this was a) not fun and b) the first of many tim...

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    Sardine and green bean pasta

    Yesterday for lunch I had a bowl of salty, smoky, tomato-y sardine and green bean pasta. Some consider sardines super strong, but I consider them super flavorful, especially paired with tomat...

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    Ike aftermath

    Being from Texas, Hurricane Ike definitely hit close to home.My family lives in north Texas, so they only got a little wind and rain.But my fianc's family lives in and around Houston, so they got a lo...