Lauren Zietsman

Author’s details

Name: Lauren Zietsman
Date registered: September 23, 2011

Biography

Welcome! I’m a 20-something physical therapist living in Long Island, cooking my way through love with a handsome man and a slightly evil cat.

Latest posts

  1. Goodbye, and I Love You — September 21, 2013
  2. Mendon Ponds Park — August 14, 2013
  3. Gumbo — August 5, 2013
  4. Family — July 31, 2013
  5. Roasted Garlicky Green Beans — July 26, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. Cascal Giveaway — 36 comments
  2. Double Chocolate Whole-Wheat Muffins — 32 comments
  3. Goodbye, and I Love You — 32 comments
  4. Classic (Slightly) Salted Almond Butter — 31 comments
  5. Chicken Paprikash and Nokedli — 31 comments

Author’s posts listings

Ham and Bean Soup

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I’ve had a hard time focusing lately. On the weeks that I actually exercise, I only manage to blog once–if I’m lucky.  I’ve been cooking and baking just as often, but ignoring my poor camera laying forlorn in a corner covered in cat hair. Okay, not totally covered, because I do find time to (make …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2013/04/07/ham-and-bean-soup/

Vegetable Fried Rice

This is just one of those classic quick-to-make, filled-with-veggies-when-I-know-I’ve-been-eating-nothing-but-Reese’s-and-cupcakes-all-week, easy-way-to-use-up-leftovers recipes that we always need in a pinch. Vegetable fried rice.  Add another protein (besides the eggs) if you want more.  Pretty easy. Also, I keep typing “friend rice”, which is a whole different kind of satisfying. Vegetable Fried Rice 2 t coconut oil (you …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2013/03/29/vegetable-fried-rice/

Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon

This recipe has been taunting my from my “Pictures” folder since I made it two weeks ago, all 300 photos that I took. So I’ve decided to take the cowards’ way out.  Since I didn’t change a thing from Julia Child’s original recipe (I would not presume to do so), I’m gonna let you see …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2013/03/24/julia-childs-boeuf-bourguignon/

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Whiskey Buttercream Frosting

I know, it’s not St. Patrick’s Day anymore. In fact, it is the first day of spring! Vernal equinox, my friends! Tomorrow is also my beloved mother’s birthday. Isn’t she gorgeous? I honestly don’t know what I would do without my mom.  No idea.  She is and always has been such a rock in my …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2013/03/20/guinness-chocolate-cupcakes-with-whiskey-buttercream-frosting/

Corned Beef and Cabbage (Crock Pot)

I made this recipe yesterday–and by no means do I claim rights to it.  Some friends were talking about it around the office, and I just followed (the most basic) general guidelines for a hassle-free corned beef and cabbage. It was so easy and delicious that I just thought I’d share, in case you need …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2013/03/16/corned-beef-and-cabbage-crock-pot/

We’re Moving!

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…again! Fritz and I have known that this move would likely be coming for a while, but we have only recently had the full information and top-secret security clearance (meaning: I told my job) to be able to share with the world. Since the last year has unfortunately been filled with stressful last-minute moves from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2013/03/15/were-moving/

Bourbon Molasses Cookies

I sometimes wish I was one of those cool girls who can slap on a Panama hat and sling back whiskey while talking about Nietzsche and women’s rights, but frankly, straight up liquor like that makes me grimace in the most unflattering of ways.  It is certainly not cool. That’s not to say that I …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2013/03/11/bourbon-molasses-cookies/

Split Pea and Lentil Soup

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It’s finally the weekend!  I’m feeling much recovered, which was helped along fabulously by the gorgeous weather outside today (got to open my windows for a little while to air out the house, which felt great). Then I spent the whole day slaving over the stove to make boeuf bourguignon ala Julia Child (and by …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2013/03/09/split-pea-and-lentil-soup/

Home Sick

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I’m home sick today with a stomach bug, though I’m now feeling much better and ready to return to the real world (though perhaps not real food until tomorrow). What is it about ginger ale and saltine crackers that make you feel so much better when you are home sick?  I never drink soda (just …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.fullmeasureofhappiness.com/2013/03/07/home-sick/

Orange Creamsicle Green Monster

Hiiiiii!! I’ve been so lazy about blogging this week.  That’s just the straight-up truth.  Just plain lazy.  I didn’t cook much, I didn’t photograph much, and I certainly didn’t blog a thing.  I think it started with me being annoyed about those dang koeksister pictures I deleted off my camera, and then spiraled into…well, me …

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