Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Kale

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Soup making is the perfect activity for a weekend afternoon.  Very little conscious thought is required for a simple soup, and you can putter around, reading or cleaning while keeping the soup on the back burner.  My black bean soup might seem to have a very long cooking time, but it slowly simmers away in the time it takes to clean our two bedroom apartment.  Or watch a few episodes of Downton Abbey.  You know, however you choose to spend a Sunday afternoon. I love bringing soup for lunch throughout the week, though at work I’ll liberate some goldfish from … Continue reading

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese with Zucchini and Kale

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Pasta the night before a race is a tradition for me.  I know it’s a tradition for everyone, but I really look forward to the pasta the evening before a race.  Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorites.  My grandfather made an incredible macaroni and cheese with pounds of cheddar and stewed tomatoes and bread crumbs.  He made it most every time we visited.  It was incredible, but did I mention the pounds of cheddar?  Not super race friendly.  I’d seen Mark Bittman’s recipe for cauliflower macaroni and cheese all over the web recently, including on the Runners World … Continue reading