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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Greens and grocery stores

March 17, 2011
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It’s St. Patrick’s Day – a fitting day to talk about greens. In the photo above are some collards, one of my favorites. As you have probably guessed by now, I love greens of just about any type, and I’ll take any excuse I can get to extol their benefits. If someone asked me what [...]

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Mujadara and mustard greens

February 21, 2011
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I want to let you in on a secret. OK, well, it’s not really a secret, but it’s not too commonly known in this country. It’s that you can make a delicious dish with just five – count ‘em, five – of the most basic ingredients that you are likely to have in your pantry [...]

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How to make kale chips

January 27, 2011
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It happens on a fairly regular basis. I’m at the farmers market in line to buy my greens. There’s a person in front of me (or behind me) pondering a purchase of some kale. They may pass it by, or they may go ahead and buy it because they know it’s good for them – [...]

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