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May 31, 2010 9 Comments

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Deena Prichep One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf

Deensiebat is a Portland-based blogger working in public radio who has reported for NPR on topics like gefilte fish and cargo bikes (check out her website for more great stories, food-related and otherwise, that she's covered for NPR and Portland Monthly magazine). We always learn something new from deensiebat's recipes -- like what to do when there's a sale on whole salmon, how to use fresh spinach in spanakopita without the hassles of pre-cooking and squeezing, and how to enjoy rhubarb all year long. You also may recognize deensiebat as the winner of our New Year's Resolution contest with her legendary One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf and as the runner-up in our holiday cookie contest with a lovely apricot ruggelach recipe adapted from her grandma. Check out deensiebat's profile page and fan her here.

Read her profile Q&A below:

  • What do you cook when home alone?
    It's a bit embarassing what passes for dinner when I'm home alone. Popcorn, salad and cocktails? Bread, cheese and wine? Potstickers and raw carrots? All valid.
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    My sister, mother and grandmother all pooled together to buy me a Kitchenaid mixer one year. I think I love it for its matriarchal connections as much as for its egg beating.
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
    As many as can fit.

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Comments (9)


about 5 years ago Amber Olson

Last week made your North African Spiced Halibut dish for a dinner party and it was so phenomenal, our mouths were all atingle (is that a word?)! Really love your stuff...congrats for the recognition as we wind down to the final weeks of the first food52!!!


about 5 years ago WinnieAb

Congrats deensiebat! Love your kale and quinoa pilaf!


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about 5 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Lovely to see you here in the spotlight, deensiebat!


about 5 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Nice to see you featured, Deenie. Really have enjoyed your kale and quinoa recipe!


about 5 years ago thirschfeld

really like your recipes and so glad to see you in the spotlight.


about 5 years ago healthierkitchen

Congratulations deensiebat! We've been making and loving your kale and quinoa for months!


about 5 years ago Annelle

Congrats! Your Kale/Quinoa recipe will always be a favorite! I've had lots of 'greens' of all sorts this spring, and they all work really well. Such a wonderful, healthy recipe!!
Thank you!!


about 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

Another great cook in the spotlight - yay, deensiebat!