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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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Breakfast in the Test Kitchen: Avocado and White Bean Toast

Breakfast in the Test Kitchen: Avocado and White Bean Toast

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Mashed avocado on toasted multi-grain bread with a drizzle of olive oil and sea salt is one of my breakfast …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Roasted Tomatoes and Farro

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Roasted Tomatoes and Farro

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An easy way to shine up the flavor of not-so-great tomatoes is to roast them with loads of garlic, fresh …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Roasted Portobello Mushroom and Fennel Salad

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Roasted Portobello Mushroom and Fennel Salad

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Sick of salad? Give lunch a new twist with simple roasted vegetables instead. Today, I roasted some portobello mushrooms. Dressed …

Dessert in the Test Kitchen: Crunchy Peanut Butter Bonbons

Dessert in the Test Kitchen: Crunchy Peanut Butter Bonbons

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I wanted to make a homemade truffle that was slightly better for you than …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Spaghetti Squash with Swiss Chard and Parmesan

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Spaghetti Squash with Swiss Chard and Parmesan

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Spaghetti squash is one of the more curious members of the winter squash family. Once cooked, its sweet, colorful flesh …

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Stewed Chickpea Salad

Lunch in the Test Kitchen: Stewed Chickpea Salad

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One of my favorite challenges in the kitchen is reinventing leftovers. I am usually game for another round of last …