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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: Tangy Avocado Taco

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Tangy Avocado Taco

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What’s better than the generous scoop of guacamole and sour cream on a taco? Here’s a fast, fresh lunch that …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Pasta

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Pasta

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Roasted red peppers are a convenient fridge staple. Today they took the lead role in a pasta sauce inspired by …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Roasted Cabbage and Chive Omelet

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Roasted Cabbage and Chive Omelet

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A colleague recently tested a slew of roasted vegetable recipes, and the leftovers starred in all kinds of impromptu lunches: …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Quick Miso Soup

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Quick Miso Soup

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I always try to keep a container of red miso paste in the refrigerator. Slightly sweet and a little smoky, …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Mushroom Soup with Quinoa

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Mushroom Soup with Quinoa

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Making soup is one of the easiest ways to use up the stragglers in the refrigerator: a handful of mushrooms, …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Spinach, Pine Nut, and Radicchio Pasta

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Spinach, Pine Nut, and Radicchio Pasta

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I love the efficiency of a one-pot meal. If you’re going to the trouble of boiling a pot of water …