Category Archives: Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes Go With Everything

It’s officially fall. I am craving mashed potatoes. I’m really into this new trend where they call them “smashed” potatoes and don’t mash them till they are smooth — just enough to make them chunky. Sometimes they smash them flat … Continue reading

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Cream of Whatever Soup (No Lactose)

We are having an unusually cold summer. I always buy more celery than I can use — or maybe they sell celery in clumps that are too large. The older (feline) cooking assistant started stabbing me in the leg for … Continue reading

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Dairy-free “Cheesy” Shepherd’s or Cottage Pie

There’s nothing local about either of these fruits — I think the pears are from Peru and nobody grows bananas in this hemisphere, but I have recently visited the Chicago Institute of Art and I was in the mood for … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes — Vegan, Lactose-free, and otherwise

Mattie at Veganbaking.net (straight out of Brooklyn, yo) did this awesome comparison of some vegan cheeses and it got me thinking, could I make a decent scalloped potatoes with vegan cheese? Scalloped (or escalloped!) potatoes are an essential comfort food … Continue reading

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