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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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Herbed Roasted Cauliflower by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking    Yesterday at the farmers market, I was strolling along when an arresting sight caused me to turn around and do a double take - the largest cauliflower I have e ... Read on »
"Potatoes All Rotten?" by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Shortly after we had risen from sleep last Saturday morning, Zach turned to me with a mischievous expression and asked: "Can we have potatoes all rotten for ... Read on »
“Smothered” Tuna Steaks by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As one who not only likes tofu, but also puts it in unexpected dishes (Tofu Country Captain, anyone?), I'm well adapted to, shall we say, variations on classic far ... Read on »
"Siren Ingredients" by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The inspiration from the wonderful world of food blogs continues... While reading Clotilde's recent Chocolate and Zucchini post, I fell in love with her term "siren ... Read on »
'Twas the Monday before Thanksgiving... by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking ... and I am frantically preparing for a holiday long weekend off from work, practically unheard of in the medical field. Of course, this means I have to cram an entire week ... Read on »
'Twas the Night Before Clinicals... by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I never thought I would devote so much thought power to scheduling time for the day to day activities of life. Several weeks after beginning clinical rotations in t ... Read on »
151 Rum Truffles by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Two Christmases ago, our friend Matt gave us a bottle of 151-proof rum - a gift that we rather hoped was intended as much for giggles as actual consumption. Over the ... Read on »
2-Toned Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Every time I catch myself starting to think, "fall is truly the season for baking," I remind myself that every new season inspires a flurry of seasonal cooking, whi ... Read on »
2011 Favorite Recipes by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Drumroll please... The 11 most-popular recipes of Food for Laughter in 2011! (Determined in a completely unbiased way by the number of page views, in case you were wonder ... Read on »
2011 Musings by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I haven't written for quite some time - a whole 8 days, to be exact, which is possibly a record in the blog's 4 year history. Partially, I haven't posted for holiday-flurry ... Read on »
4th of July Sun-dried Tomato Cheddar Bread by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I bake bread quite frequently, several times a week, to keep us well supplied for breakfast toast, lunch sandwiches, and before-dinner snacks with cheese and hummus. ... Read on »
A brief drive down the road... by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We are in Columbus! Hello to our larger neighbor city... We are enjoying the coffee shops, strolls through the Short North neighborhood, and locally made mead... More to com ... Read on »
A Car Named Muffin by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Zach's sister-in-law, Elise, drives a car sporting an elaborately air-brushed front license plate proclaiming, yes, the car's name: Muffin. While Muffin the Car may ... Read on »
A Classic Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Glaze by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Not only did we have an especially lovely Valentine's Day this year, but we also had a Valentine's Day with snow! Perhaps one of the reasons we're so fond of ... Read on »
A Grocery Store Tale, and Feta-Tomato Broccoli... by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Before I started food-blogging, I thought I was the only person who delighted in trips to the grocery store. Friends would describe grocery trips as simply another d ... Read on »
A Household of Cats :-) by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As I keep limping along, slowly healing from this legendary bout of the flu, I've been kept in excellent and loving company by our five cats... "Wait a moment," y ... Read on »
A New Belgium Menu by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Zach and I have been ardent fans of New Belgium Brewery for quite some time - perhaps even since before New Belgium became quite as trendy and famous as it is now, a ... Read on »
A Simple Spring Salad by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Now that the weekdays have returned and I'm once again cooking alone until the next weekend Zach is able to come home from his out of town clinical rotations, I've ... Read on »
A Simple Summer Pasta by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Ah, July 4th weekend. Except I had to work. All weekend. Oh yes, and while I was at work last night, a patient tried to strangle me. Literally. Occupational haza ... Read on »
A Stew for the New Year by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There's a special kind of delight in fixing a dish that surprises people. I don't think I have a signature dish, per se, but one of my favorite dishes to fix is my versi ... Read on »