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Hmm don't quite have the same ring as "Cruncy Con." Oh well. Here's a picture of the best batch to come out of my latest experiment--mastering granola. I've talked some about getting conscious about what I put in my body. I love cold cereal, but I frightened to death of what they're putting in the stuff. So, I decided, to start baking my own.

This is an almond and raisin variation off this recipe from Epicurious. One thing I learned, you have to really be on with your fire to make this right. The other two batches were decent, but it was clear that I needed to pay more attention to the temperature. Anyway, this one was the star. This particular recipe has a lot of sugar, so I generally eat a cup of it with a cup of milk, and I'm good until the early afternoon.


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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. More

Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.

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