Dinner

Curried lentil, sweet potato, and apple stew

March 5, 2012
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Today I’m sharing a great recipe I found on the web – rather, one that my mom found and emailed me. She made it over Thanksgiving last November, and it was a hit among the whole family. It’s a curried lentil stew by chef Chloe Coscarelli that appeared in the New York Times last fall. [...]

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Collard pizza with cauliflower puree and vegan sausage

February 27, 2012
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While I feel strongly about having an arsenal of 45-minutes-or-less recipes for weeknights, I enjoy experimenting on weekends with different types of meals that might be a bit more labor intensive. This is one of those meals. If you love pizza like I do, I think you’ll enjoy this one – not just the flavors, [...]

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Sweet and smoky chickpea stew with millet

February 18, 2012
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While I was making jambalaya and vegan andouille sausage last year around Mardi Gras, this year my Mardi Gras-weekend recipe has pretty much nothing to do with New Orleans, except for the fact that I found the inspiration for it here. I present to you another meal inspired by a dish I enjoyed at the [...]

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Fancy lentils and grits

January 24, 2012
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It’s not too often I get excited about a lentil dish that isn’t soup. But have you ever seen those French green lentils (lentilles du puy) in the bulk food section of your grocery store? I spotted some last week. With their slate blue and green speckles, I find them incredibly appealing. After a Sunday [...]

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Mexican-style black beans with red peppers, kale, and quinoa

January 17, 2012
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One of my goals for the year is to master the 30-minute meal. Don’t get me wrong – I love spending time in the kitchen, and sometimes, you just need extra time to get things done. But often, thirty minutes to prepare dinner is all I care to squeeze out on a busy day. So [...]

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Two-bean stew with corn dumplings

December 19, 2011
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Every now and then I’ll come across a new ingredient that completely fascinates me. In this case, it is masa harina, a finely-ground corn flour with the essence of lime, used in Latin American cooking. I first bought it to make tamales. The tamales came out pretty well, but they require a bit more time [...]

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Chickpeas, turnips, and carrots in a spiced coconut sauce

December 12, 2011
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I’ve been shopping and cooking a little differently these days. I typically shop at the farmer’s market once a week, picking and choosing whatever looks good to purchase. But a few weeks ago I started buying the produce box at Hollygrove Market and Farm. It’s a great selection of the best of what local farms have [...]

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