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Potable Green Tea

Green tea without the gag factor This recipe is sure to please, if you can get past the fact that you’re actually drinking green tea. But hey, think of how much money you’re saving by switching to home brew. Pomegranate Green Tea 2 Green tea bags 1/2 cup pomegranate juice 2 Tablespoons honey (optional) Splash […]

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Caffeine Withdrawal

Dear Velvet, I just went off of Starbucks today because I found out how many calories are in a latte. Five hundred calories just for a shot of caffeine. I may as well have sat on my drink because that’s where it’s going. Now I have a pounding headache, and my kids are in my […]

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Tadka Chicken

To all you Mama’s boys out there.  You know who you are. I have two words for you:  Grow up. I love a good tadka.  And no, it’s not because it rhymes with vodka although that gives it flair.  I love it because I love Indian men.  Their mothers scare me to death, so I had […]

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What to make for dinner

Dinner is soup, with a heaping bowl of noodles.  Does that count as not serving pasta again? Minestrone Soup 3 Tablespoons oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves of minced garlic 3 stalks celery, sliced 3 carrots, sliced 1  zucchini, diced 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 cup canned chopped tomatoes 2 cups tomato sauce 1/4 cup […]

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What the hell should I make for dinner?

Dear Velvet, I’m always struggling to figure out what to make for dinner every night. It like keeps happening, over and over again. I just don’t know what to make. Any ideas of how to be organized with dinners? Tonite Dear Tonite, It’s a huge pain in the ass and completely unoriginal, but the weeks […]

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Barista Blues

Dear Velvet, I’m a barista at a popular coffee shop and I’m having a really hard time meeting guys who will take me seriously. What should I do to let guys know I’m looking for a relationship? Looking Out for Something Outside Dear Looking Out, Maybe you’re not giving away enough free perks?   Because […]