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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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Home Again... by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Vacation is glorious, but it is oh so good to be home... Good to see our familiar, slightly bedraggled city, to be within our own walls, and to be able to cook again... Last ... Read on »
Vegan Portland Day 1! by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A truly remarkable dinner at Blossoming Lotus... With raw nachos, a gorgeous salad with ginger dressing, soothing mate, coconut iced chai, Bhutanese red rice and bok choy st ... Read on »
Pumpkin Muffins by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am fascinated by the things people consider A Good Idea. Just yesterday, I drove past a lady walking her dog while clad only in a scanty crop-top barely covering her ... Read on »
Whole Wheat Honey Cake by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   It's been a difficult few weeks. My grandmother passed away, and everything else became a blur. We're leaving for Portland Oregon on vacation in a week, but I've been ... Read on »
English Muffin Bread by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We have some sort of yeast fixation in our household. Saturday night found Zach putting up a new round of beer, while I was kneading dough for the weekly batch of bread. Tot ... Read on »
Smoked Corn Salad by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It was a difficult long weekend. Long weekends shared by Zach and I are usually met with great merriment in our household, but this labor day weekend we flew hastily t ... Read on »
Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Every culture seems to have its own variety of The Stuffed Vegetable. Growing up in a Jewish household, I was exposed in particular to The Stuffed Pepper and The Stuff ... Read on »
Four Herb Pecan Pesto by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am completely obsessed with this pesto. I have no earthly idea why I don't make pesto more often. Like everyday. Or at least weekly. No, I promise this isn't just ... Read on »
Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm quite sure I grocery shop and bake when I am stressed the way some people crave "retail therapy" and shop for shoes. Yesterday after work I innocently stopped by t ... Read on »
Slow-Cooker Minestrone by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Our slow-cooker is a life saver. No, not in the hyperbolic sense, seriously. I am rather sure that if it wasn't for the invention of the slow-cooker, I would have suff ... Read on »
Sunshine and Sweet Corn by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   I spent so much time in the sun on Saturday! I am exceedingly happy. A massive dose of Vitamin D does wonders to propel me through the workweek. I have a lovely vie ... Read on »
Flourless Pumpkin Oatmeal Bread by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking During the week, Zach and I always have the exact same breakfast: 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt topped with FiberOne cereal for me, and no breakfast for him - a fact t ... Read on »
Weekend Creativity by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This past weekend was one of those weekends so glorious that I immediately wondered why I decided to give up most of my life and spend more time torturing myself with ... Read on »
Bottling Our Homebrew! by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yesterday Zach had a day off from work, and since that almost never happens, I came home from work early (which also almost never happens) so we could bottle his quadruple I ... Read on »
Welcome to 21st Century Urban Pioneers! by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If you've read our blog before, you may have noticed that posts became more infrequent, and finally paused altogether. Yes, I have been busy, but most of all I have be ... Read on »
Healthy Eating on the Road by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is what happens when you walk into a restaurant and say that all you want for lunch is a salad made from any kind of vegetable they have in the kitchen... Magic!! :-) ... Read on »
Two Picnic Salads by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spring has finally arrived in Ohio - not nearly as early in the year as when we lived down south, but it its own quiet time all the same, bringing with it picnic weath ... Read on »
Coconut Spelt Cookies by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking To be honest, I didn't think Zach would like these cookies. No no, I'm not a mean wife who purposely bakes cookies her husband will dislike - its just that whenever I ... Read on »
Berry Lemon Muffins by Astra Libris .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As I am sure you could tell from my last two posts quite some time ago, Zach and I were off work recently on our second and final of the two vacations the military all ... Read on »