Category Archives: Working Girl Dinners

Working Girl Dinners: Cheapskate Spaghetti

RECIPE: Cheapskate Spaghetti

I just moved into a new apartment in London with Mr. English.  And I’ve been doing a lot of what I call “apartment cooking.”  I don’t have all my pots and pans yet, the kitchen’s small, and frankly, I just … Continue reading

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Working Girl Dinners Goes Moroccan!

RECIPE: Merguez Bake with Peppers and Couscous

I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating. My grandmother, my Mémé, was born in Casablanca, making her a teenager around the time of Rick’s Café Americain (if only Humphrey Bogart ever really lived there). She came to France as … Continue reading

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Working Girl Dinners: Moules Marinière!

RECIPE: Moules Marinière

In honor of Bastille Week here on French Rev, I’m doing a francophile Working Girls this week.  I surveyed some of my friends who inspired the series, and they told me they did sometimes want to learn how to make … Continue reading

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Working Girl Dinners: Chicken Paillard Salad

RECIPE: Chicken Paillard Salad with Arugula, Fennel, and Apples

Looks pretty gourmet, doesn’t it?  Thinly pounded, grilled chicken breast topped with an arugula, fennel, and apple salad.  No one would assume you threw it together on a George Foreman. This is such an easy, healthy dinner.  Chicken paillard, inspired … Continue reading

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Working Girl Dinners: Multigrain Cacio e Pepe

RECIPE: Multigrain Cacio e Pepe

There is no denying that there’s something about pasta after a long day.  It’s done in ten minutes, and it fills you up in more ways than one.  There’s something undeniably comforting a too-big bowl of something warm and simple. … Continue reading

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MEATLESS MONDAY meets WORKING GIRL DINNERS: Speedy Three-Beany Veggie Chili

RECIPE: Speedy Veggie Chili

Now that I’m back in the UK with Mr. English, I have become deeply suspicious of American food abroad.  I had a burger a couple of nights ago–it was okay.  I won’t get it into it.  But then I went … Continue reading

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WORKING GIRL DINNERS: Easy-Baked Garlic and Herb Scallops (with Gnocchi!)

RECIPE: Easy-Baked Garlic and Herb Scallops

If you have friends coming over after work, this is what you have to make.  I know I said last week’s Working Girl Dinner was my favorite, but this might be my new favorite.  I don’t know!  What a hard … Continue reading

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