Lauren Zietsman

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Name: Lauren Zietsman
Date registered: September 23, 2011

Biography

Welcome! I'm a 20-something pediatric physical therapist living in Rochester, cooking my way through love with a handsome man and two awesome cats.

Latest posts

  1. Kohlrabi and Cabbage Slaw (No Mayo) — July 16, 2014
  2. Refrigerator Pickled Radishes — July 10, 2014
  3. Garlic Scape Pesto — July 6, 2014
  4. Sautéed Radishes with Lemon — July 1, 2014
  5. Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownies — June 23, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Cascal Giveaway — 36 comments
  2. Chicken Paprikash and Nokedli — 33 comments
  3. Goodbye, and I Love You — 32 comments
  4. Double Chocolate Whole-Wheat Muffins — 32 comments
  5. Classic (Slightly) Salted Almond Butter — 31 comments

Author's posts listings

Kohlrabi and Cabbage Slaw (No Mayo)

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This recipe is really just an idea, and not even an original one at that. Take sweet and smoky beef or pork barbecue, put it on a sandwich or corn tortilla, and top with a bright, vinegary coleslaw. The best thing about unoriginal ideas, though, is that they get changed up by convenience and by …

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Refrigerator Pickled Radishes

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I was going to put this at the end of my blog post, but I’ll put it up top since I really need to know.  I have a movie with Scarlett Johansson in it playing in the background right now.  Anyway, Scarlett makes me think of celebrity crushes (totally my woman crush), and I was ridiculed for …

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Garlic Scape Pesto

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These are garlic scapes. When I first found them in our CSA in 2011, I called them “garlic scrapes”, and felt like a complete idiot when I finally realized I’d been using a misnomer for an entire year before someone corrected me.  It’s like when you get home after a night out and realize you’ve had a giant …

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Sautéed Radishes with Lemon

If only you knew how many hours I spend a week trying to prevent this from happening.

One of my favorite parts of the summer is when my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) starts.  I first tried using a CSA when I lived in Long Island, and couldn’t wait to get started again as soon as I knew we were moving to Rochester.  The CSA we are using here (from Markwood Acres) has …

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Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownies

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I had such a nice weekend.  Fritz was out of town doing dentist stuff, but one of my little sisters, Kristen, spent the weekend here since she’s on summer break from veterinary school. A great friend of mine, Breanna, also came down to Rochester for a much-needed ladies night.  Kristen and I went to ZooBrew (highly …

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Thai Red Curry Soup

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I’ve made Thai-based soups before–this Thai chicken soup and the Crock Pot version here–but this Thai soup is by far my favorite (and, God, my childhood lisp comes raging back when I try to say “Thai” and “soup” back-to-back). Speaking of lisps, even though I went to speech group as a little kid (old enough …

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Rhubarb Upside-down Cake

There's been a LOT of this going on lately.  Spring fever?

When the Zietsmans were in town last weekend we showed them the Rochester Public Market, which is one of my absolute favorite places in all of Rochester.  It has been around since 1837!  Isn’t that crazy?  It’s also the location of the elusive Duke’s Donuts stand (though you have to go early), which I promise are the …

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Lemony Pasta Carbonara

This terrible low-light photo from my Instagram doesn't do his art justice.

Pasta carbonara is one of my absolute favorite comfort foods in the entire universe (along with chicken paprikash, beef stroganoff, and stuffed cabbage).  I made it for the first time a few years ago, inspired by the cookbook You Can Trust a Skinny Cook by Allison Fishman.  Her book is full of lightened up recipes (all …

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Rosemary Pork Chops for Two

Human, I am not impressed.  I have an entire four story cat mansion with wall-to-wall-to-ceiling carpet.

Grilling. One of the very best parts of summer is that on the rare occasion that Fritz walks back in the door by 6:30 or so, I can shove a tray of food at him and send him right up to the roof to grill it. Don’t worry, I don’t make Fritz climb out on …

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European-Style Potato Salad (Dijon Vinaigrette)

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European-style potato salads (you might be most familiar with German potato salads, but you can also find others including French, Croatian, and Danish with a quick Google search) are typically made with a mustard vinaigrette, not mayonnaise bombs like standard American picnic fare.  I’ve never liked the potato and mac salads that are made with …

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