Ratatouille, in Theory

Somehow, some way, I have managed to submit a full-length draft of the theory chapter of my dissertation! This (along with the abundance of zucchini I received from our marketshare) calls for ratatouille. But because I am strange, this ratatouille is a bit unusual, too. It’s ratatouille, in theory.

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Creamy Tomato Melanzane

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for ages! It’s my go-to quick lunch nowadays. My friend Miriam and I just spent a long time trying to figure out what to call it: it’s sort of like a stew, since it’s nearly soupy and you can eat it over rice, but it’s more like a curry due to its spice. We came up with Creamy Tomato Melanzane (melanzane = another word for eggplant). Give this a try on its own or over some basmati!

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ABD Beans (Small White Beans in a Sweet Lemony Red Sauce)

Hello, world! I am officially ABD (“All But Dissertation”) as of last week. This calls for some chow. Below is the recipe for small white beans in a sweet lemony red sauce, to be known henceforth as ABD Beans. They’ll be ready in about 15 minutes, which is 0.00000000001% of the time I’ll be spending on my dissertation.

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Unstuffed Cabbage

This recipe comes courtesy of my friend’s mother. It’s “unstuffed” cabbage because it contains all the ingredients of the stuffed variety, but the meat is formed into meatballs, which cook in the sauce along with sliced cabbage. This is a very simple dinner that pairs well with crusty bread and with lots of different herbs, if you’re into seasonings.

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Chicken Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Soup

An easy, hearty soup that will cook itself for you in the crock pot. You can definitely do this with vegetarian sausage, and you can probably also do it on your stove-top in far less time. But if you have a slow cooker, and you want your house to smell like ambrosia for several hours, follow these easy steps.

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