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A meal from THE ECHO PARK CASTAWAYS

Fiction Food for THE ECHO PARK CASTAWAYS by M.G. Hennessy

“But so far the kid hadn’t said a word, not even to ask for salt, even though it was tough to get through Mrs. K’s “meat loaf surprise” without it. […]. […] and she’d shower me with kisses and then we’d have chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

Mrs. K’s Meatloaf: In a medium bowl, combine 1lb ground turkey +1/2 cup shredded parmesan +1 ¼ tsp salt + ½ tsp ground black pepper + ½ cup chopped onion +1/2 cup f…

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A meal from THE BONE CHARMER

THE BONE CHARMER by Breeana Shields

[…] long skewers threaded with tender chunks of meat and crisp vegetables […].   […] bowls of sugared berries, and braided loaves of butter-glazed bread.”

Grilled Chicken and Bell Pepper Skewers (2 servings)

Slice 2 chicken breasts in cubes and marinate (1 tbsp olive oil + 2 tsp Mediterranean rotisserie seasoning) for 1 hour. Slice 2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 green) in cubes. Thread chicken and bell pepper onto the skewers. Cook on a grill, set…

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A meal from SOMETHING LIKE GRAVITY

A meal from SOMETHING LIKE GRAVITY by Amber Smith

“These were foods I’d never tried, and had barely even heard of, except on TV. […] Super-Loaded Veggie Ramen. […] “Okay, then I’m marrying the Vegan Taco Flatbread,” he added.”

Super-Loaded Veggie Ramen (4 servings):

Steam ½ white cabbage and 1 pack of kale. Set aside. // Chop 2 green onions. Set aside. // Slice 1 block of baked tofu. Set aside. 

In a large pot, heat 1 tbsp canola oil and sauté: 6 garlic cloves…

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A meal from THESE WITCHES DON'T BURN

A meal from THESE WITCHES DON'T BURN by Isabel Sterling

“[…] fried eggs, fruit, and a small mountain of bacon load up each plate. […] Gemma reaches across the table and takes the jar [of raspberry jam] from my mom. […] I lift the lid, revealing my favorite homemade chocolate chip cookies.” 

Bacon Seitan Breakfast sandwich:

Slice an English muffin in half. 

Beat 2 eggs. Heat ½ tsp olive oil in hot pan. Pour egg mixture and gently pull and flip the eggs until cooked.

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A ​meal from THE TIGER AT MIDNIGHT (vegan/vegetarian)

A ​meal from THE TIGER AT MIDNIGHT by Swati Teerdhala (vegan/vegetarian)

"[…] he relaxed around Kunal, answering his questions as he fried up more lentil cakes. […] But he knew that she loved mangoes […] “

Fried Lentil Cakes (4 servings)

In a bowl, combine: 1 cup lentils (cooked) + 1 cup basmati rice (cooked) + 1 cup fresh spinach (chopped) + ¼ cup shallots (finely chopped) + 1 tbsp crushed garlic (about 4 cloves) + ½ cup cilantro (chopped) + 2 scallions (finely chopped…

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