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massaged kale

If you subscribe to food or lifestyle magazines, or even if you glance at magazine covers from the grocery store checkout line, you know there is a tried-and-true pattern. January ushers in austerity—juice fasts, diets, and low-fat vegetable drivel. Where did all the prime rib and truffles of December go?

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Curried couscous

Curry and turmeric are the golden-hued champions of our spice drawer. I have contemplated taking Indian cooking classes before, if only to learn how to better navigate their spices—exotic powders such as cardamom, star anise, ginger, and allspice from far-flung corners of the world.

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Happy Friday! A busy day is about to unfold so I plan to keep this shorter and sweeter than slices of watermelon on a hot day. This morning I want to share my favorite summer salad, featuring—you guessed it—the season’s quintessential pink-fleshed fruit.

That’s where the predictability ends. “What is in this?” your dinner guests will ask you. They see the salad on the picnic table, alone and beguiling. Complex and intriguing. They have to take a closer look.

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Remember my post about swearing off the snooze button once and for all? It hurts to be so damn predictable. Really it does. I lasted precisely one week.

Instead of waking up early I’ve perfected the art of the morning scramble, which, unfortunately has absolutely nothing to do with eggs.

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Now I know the tradition is to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for a year’s worth of good luck, but I have an important interview tomorrow so I’m doubling down on my quota of these lucky legumes. This side dish is quick, bright, and flavorful—exactly right for a quick bite alongside some pre-interview prep.

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