A writer living in rural Oregon, I am inspired by the people who produce our daily bread. I am the author of the cookbook Pure Beef: An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut and write articles and essays for print and online publications.

From Rural Eating Blog

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Baby Meatballs in Roasted Tomato Sauce

Make meatballs any day of the week with this streamlined technique by cooking the meatballs right in a simple tomato sauce.

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Make Hearty Winter Salads You’ll Crave

Hearty winter salads like this ginger carrot quinoa salad deliver freshness, crunch and goodness. Here’s everything you need to start making your own.

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Mix Up Your Mashed Potato Routine

Here are three undervalued root vegetables that make excellent vegetable side dishes–among many others–plus a recipe for garlic celery root puree.

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