Laura of Page & Plate


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Chicken Adobo, Zone One, and Keeping Life Spicy

Chicken Adobo, Zone One, and Keeping Life Spicy

I don't like stories about humanity being wiped out by a plague, okay? I can barely handle when someone on the same train car as me has a raging cough. I have enough Purrell on my desk to dress down a large barn. I have been told by not one but two doctors that I'm a little oversensitive about getting sick.

All that considered, I really loved Colson Whitehead's Zone One. It was such a compelling read to me -- not just because of the zombies, which, admittedly, were amazingly written, but because of the slow build of the plot and the ultimate climax. It's so good. Ah!

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Also in the so good ah! category: this recipe for Chicken Adobo, a dish that I never would have tried in a million years if I had been out at a restaurant. Turns out, I love that too. Spicy, salty, full of flavor and character, it's a knockout choice for dinner. Also, it's highly likely that this dish is probably a great preventative measure that will flush toxins out of your system so you don't get sick.* Grab some chicken adobo, grab some zombie lit from a literal genius, and get home so you don't catch whatever everyone is coughing around in the office.

*This is not true. I made it up. And you should get a flu shot.**

**I am not joking. You're not going to get the flu from a flu shot. It's not a live vaccine! Just do it!

Pot Pie, Riverine, and Upping the Ante

Pot Pie, Riverine, and Upping the Ante

Harry Potter + Granola Bars = Modern Classics