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Astra Libris .. Patient Expert

Atlanta, Georgia
I’ve worked on a sheep farm, on countless horse farms, in a cell biology lab, in an Ethiopian refugee camp, in a bookstore, and in a shipping warehouse. I’ve worked as a caterer, as a waitress, as a prep cook, as an English tutor, as an editor, and as an instructor attempting to... Full Bio
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Perfect Peanut Sauce (and a Carrot Salad) by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I just discovered that my husband loves peanut sauce. Given that we have shared 8 very happy years together, one would think I would already be aware of this integral ... Read on »
Savory Bread Pudding with Leeks and Mushrooms by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The cats have been enjoying the California sunshine... and dear husband and I have been enjoying the incredible fresh, local produce... We alre ... Read on »
Roasted Eggplant with Mustard Vinaigrette by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This morning I had a conversation that went like this: "Hello, my husband is supposed to PCS to Travis, and we are still waiting on the EFMP office, but wanted to know ... Read on »
The First Nut-Loaf by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Photographing the spring flowers... :-) When my folks were in town for Passover the last two weeks, My parents hand-made matzah ... Read on »
Avocado Salad and Hearty Beans by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spring has finally appeared in Dayton! After an exhaustively long winter, with cold temperatures and snow persisting even into April, balmy temperatures have finally p ... Read on »
Freestyle Asparagus by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Canadian Geese on the roof of our apartment building... My cooking styles have changed quite a bit with all the pressures of work and graduate school in my ... Read on »
The Return by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have been silent on the blog for quite some time, and for a while I even felt internally my blogging days were over. Many of my blogger friends had discussed their experie ... Read on »
Brussels Sprouts and Swiss Chard with Tamari and Sesame by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The first of May has arrived, and Spring is finally settling into Dayton. Temperatures are still bouncing around spastically, but at least we are leaping between the 6 ... Read on »
Yeasted Banana Bread by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    My husband is not prone to hyperbole. So when I baked yeasted banana bread for final exams on Thursday night, leaving a loaf at home for Zach to try while I was in ... Read on »
Curried Pumpkin Chili by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    On Thursday we had 80 degree weather, and now it's 42 degrees with a windchill of 35. Really, Ohio, really?!? Spring came briefly... And th ... Read on »
Cranberry orange oatmeal muffins... Returning. by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   I have been coming and going lately, blogging less and less in the recent months. My job had been draining not only more and more of my time, but all of my creative energy ... Read on »
Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Zach is home from Cincinnati! this is cause for celebration - and baking! Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies (Adapted from College Girl College Food) 2 3/4 cups whole wh ... Read on »
Sunday Lunch by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Today, Zach requested a humble egg sandwich for lunch. But in our house, we do egg sandwiches in styleToasted sprouted rye bread... Whole grain mustard... Pan seared tempe ... Read on »
Popping in to Say Hi... by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My dear friends I have missed you!! I have been commuting to and from Cincinnati the past week, and starting tentative research on my masters thesis, and all of this has sen ... Read on »
Hydroponic Green Smoothies by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   I am so proud of how well we are doing with our local and seasonal eating in the past year, continuing to move forward with enthusiasm into 2013. Yes, we lack quite a bit ... Read on »
Sugar Cookie Shortbread by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    In the past, I've always found myself blogging more frequently when Zach is away from home, for company and creative solice. This time, though, im inexplicably hav ... Read on »
Farmers Market Saturday by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    The new year has arrived, we have returned to our daily routines (however much they may lack actual routine), and Ohio is officially deep in winter. Snow is piled ... Read on »
Country Quiche by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    Last semester, I felt organized and in control. Only 3 weeks into this current spring semester of business graduate school, I find myself frazzled, behind schedule ... Read on »
Vegan and Gluten Free Cranberry Oat Muffins by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking How remarkable to think that while it is cold and icy here in the Midwestern U.S., my lovely blog friends across the globe in Australia  such as dear Johanna of Green ... Read on »