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Shira Bocar

Shira Bocar

Food Editor, Whole Living

Shira Bocar spends most days developing recipes for Whole Living or styling food at photo shoots. Before joining Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 2004, she cooked in restaurants and worked as a recipe tester. Her favorite ingredient is olive oil, and she can't live without freshly ground black pepper at the table. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she now calls Brooklyn home.

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Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Healthy Lunch Bag Makeover

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Healthy Lunch Bag Makeover

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I love a makeover, so I jumped at the opportunity to come up with a healthy, budget-friendly lunch bag for …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Arugula Salad with Toasted Corn

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Arugula Salad with Toasted Corn

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Today’s lunch was sponsored by a laughable oven mishap. I popped a tray of leftover grilled corn in the oven, …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Broccoli Rabe and Ricotta Pizza

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Broccoli Rabe and Ricotta Pizza

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What’s the best way to use up a semi-stale pita? Pile on leftover vegetables, a few dollops of cheese, a …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce

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I love a slice of plain pizza, especially late-night, even though it’s not the most nutrient-dense meal. Here’s a nice …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Broccoli Pesto Pasta

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I recently had dinner out with friends, and we enjoyed a hearty pasta tossed with pureed vegetables. It was delicious, …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Ultra Green Salad

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Ultra Green Salad

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Ever since I tested the Hurom Slow Juicer last spring (check out our review in May’s Whole Life News), I’ve been …