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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: Scrambled Eggs with Ramps

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Scrambled Eggs with Ramps

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I’ve had a good ramp run this spring. Cooler temperatures extended their growing season, and I’ve been cooking with them …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Creamy Grilled Eggplant

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Creamy Grilled Eggplant

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When it comes to making a hearty meatless meal that keeps me satisfied, eggplant is my go-to vegetable. Grilled slices …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Salad

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Zucchini and Tomato Pasta Salad

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The little odds and ends on my cutting board (leftovers from a round of recipe developing) became the foundation for …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Rice Bowl with Spinach, Avocado, and Radish

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Rice Bowl with Spinach, Avocado, and Radish

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This year’s Action Plan menu featured several delicious and healthy recipes, but the Millet Bowl was a runaway hit. Many …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Asparagus Pasta

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Asparagus Pasta

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I’m a fan of shaved vegetables – carrots, zucchini, sunchokes, fennel, radishes. Raw and crunchy, they are a terrific base …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Warm Egg Salad

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Warm Egg Salad

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A warm egg salad is the perfect lunch for a crisp, spring day. Fresh yet nourishing, this salad is inspired …