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The Author and the Wonderful, Horrible, No Fun, Very Good Day

Nothing’s finer than getting a book published. Nothing’s worse than the day it comes out. David Leite documents the highs and woes of publishing.

Steak Tacos Recipe

Steak Tacos

For these steak tacos, flank steak is marinated in a spicy sauce then seared medium-rare. The steak and garnishes are piled on tortillas to make tacos.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
Warm Cabbage Salad with Crispy Tofu Recipe

Warm Cabbage Salad with Crispy Tofu

Napa cabbage, carrots, peanuts, scallions, and herbs are tossed with seared tofu and drizzled with an Asian garlic-chile sauce. A tofu lover’s salad.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 1
Lemon Souffle

Lemon Soufflé

Forget souffle dishes. This recipe for lemon souffle is made in a nonstick skillet. Serve the lemon souffle right from the pan at the table. Simple.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Black and White Chili Recipe

Black and White Chicken Chili

This chicken chili is called black and white because of the of black beans and cannellini beans. The chicken makes the chili lighter but it’s still hearty.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 3
Corn Pie Recipe

Corn Pie

This corn pie is overflowing with a buttery corn filling. Think corn on the cob but all encased in a flaky golden crust. Corn pie is great for Thanksgiving.

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  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 3 H, 35 M
  • 2
Tomato Harvest

Tomato Harvest, Kind of

David Leite’s first tomato harvest proves smaller than hoped for. The tomatoes are luscious and ripe, but few in number. A harvest or a tasty travesty.

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Toasted coconut is swirled through vanilla ice cream rich with egg custard. The coconut, deepened because it’s toasted, beats anything from Good Humor.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 19
Chickpea and Spinach Salad Recipe

Chickpea and Spinach Salad with Cumin

For this chickpea and spinach salad, tender chickpeas are tossed in a dressing and served over a bed of spinach. A cooling yogurt topping crowns the salad.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 9
Roasted Sweet and Spicy Nuts Recipe

Roasted Sweet and Spicy Nuts

These sweet and spicy nuts are addictive, so serve with care. The sweet comes from sugar, the spicy is the result of red pepper flakes. Use any kind of nut.

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  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 7
Chicken Chop Suey Recipe

Chicken Chop Suey

This chicken chop suey recipe is full of tender chicken and lots of vegetables. On top is baked wonton skins. A healthy chicken chop suey for the family.

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  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled Eggs

These deviled eggs have without a doubt something few deviled eggs have: silky tofu in the filling. These eggs use less mayo, making them healthier.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
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