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Lisa Cohen
Northern Virginia exurbs of Washington DC
Obsessed with creating something from nothing... with a vegetarian twist
Interests: cooking, recipe development, blogging, photography, fitness, teaching yoga, painting, cycling, kitchen gardening
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Risotto is a classic comfort food for cold weather. Roasted brussels sprouts are a winter favorite of mine. It only makes sense to combine these two for the ultimate in cold weather comfort food for warming up from the inside... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Life is in the Details
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Not too long ago, I traded homemade chocolate truffles for a few Fuyu persimmons and I think I got the better end of the deal. It was my first time experiencing the quiet pleasure of a Fuyu persimmon. It's not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Life is in the Details
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Happy new year! I whole-heartedly welcome in 2015. Oh how I've been waiting for you, new year. I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday season and I know that I'm REALLY looking forward to the fresh start that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2015 at Life is in the Details
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The weather has officially turned cool... or cold. Depending on what time of day it is. On occasion, I've even broken out my winter jacket. I've been keeping busy baking breads and Madeleines and even cakes as a good excuse... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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I was so excited to receive Plenty More, the highly-anticipated new cookbook from acclaimed chef and award-winning author Yotam Ottolenghi, that I had to take an silly selfie with it the day it arrived in the mail. (Can you say... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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My cousin, Paula, recently invited Jessi and I to join her in seeing Evita at The Kennedy Center. First, to introduce Jessi to the story and songs, we planned a movie viewing at our house and invited a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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I admit that I was skeptical when I saw this recipe in The Vibrant Table by Anya Kassoff and the very short list of ingredients. I thought, how could those things together made a good granola with the chunks that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Life is in the Details
Hi Shelby, Awesome! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do. Thanks for writing! Warmly, Lisa
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Hi Shelby, Awesome! I LOVE kimchi and am excited to hear that you've been putting them on your vegan tacos too! I hope you enjoyed these as much as I do. Thanks for writing! Warmly, Lisa
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OMG, they were so amazing!!! I wish you were there to share the meal. I miss you! We need to catch up! xoxo, L
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2014 on Estadio Restaurant Review at Life is in the Details
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We recently dined at Estadio, conviently making reservations using OpenTable. Our friend was having an art opening down in DC and this was a few doors down from the studio where the opening was and had received many great reviews... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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I recently invited some friends over to help me with my homework. My second week of chocolate school involved conducting a chocolate tasting so I thought it would be fun to host one at my house and ask people to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Recently, I had the chance to walk around downtown Frederick, Maryland arm-in-arm with my beautiful, teen daughter. Just the two of us. We were due for some girl time. After buying her her first pair of ballet pointe shoes at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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These are the tacos that I made last week for myself as part of our weekly Mexican/taco night. Sometimes it's Mexican, usually quesadillas, other times it morphs into Korean BBQ tacos for the adults. These sorts of quick, weekday dinner... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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If my former co-workers could see me now. Back when I was a computer programmer, I was best buddies with two other women in my office. We would eat lunch together every day, whether brown bagging it or visiting local... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Welcome to the Blog Hop. It starts with a blogger answering some questions about his or her blogging process. Then, that blogger invites another blogger to participate, who will answer the same questions and then invite ANOTHER blogger to participate.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Mike and I visited the newest winery in Loudoun County, Winery 32, located in Leesburg, VA in August. The owners, Roxann and Michael Moosher, began planting the grapevines on their 32 acres on their 32nd wedding anniversay... and upon entering... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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The air has started to crisp up and the leaves are beginning to turn and make their air-glide path to the ground. My cravings find me in that in-between space. I find myself clinging to the last vestiges of summer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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I find the smell hauntingly exotic and feel as if I'm wandering along streets unknown whenever I take a smell of my jar of the dukkah mix. This was the first time I've made the Egyptian condiment and I've read... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Last month I had the good fortune to attend Epicurience Virginia, a wine and food festival in partnership with Saveur Magazine with my friend, Pam. It was a celebration of the evolving food and wine culture in Loudoun County, Virginia.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Earlier this Spring, my daughter was assigned to cook a meal for the family. She had to plan the menu, print up a copy of the menu, prep and cook the recipes, serve the meal, and then clean up after.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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We tried Nando's Peri Peri a few weeks ago. It was the four of us with another family of four (with the same configuration as ours... each 2 adults and 2 kids). There's a new location that opened up nearby... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Mike and I were able to get away for a couple of hours to look for a new dining room table. It's really happening people. After 10 years of living in our current house we have bought a dining room... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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Last night we had our cousins over for some grilling and whenever I'm with them I'm reminded of how much I love having them over... the gathering around the table to catch up about our week and month... talk about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Life is in the Details
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HAPPY SUMMER! My kids finished up their last day of school a little over a week ago, so summer is officially underway in our house. It hasn't started off as we had hoped for all of us (morning bike rides... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Life is in the Details