grits

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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Mixing bowl polenta

March 4, 2011

Mardi Gras is in full swing around here and I’m still reeling from an amazing night of parades last night. In celebration of Mardi Gras, I’m going to make a plant-based version of a traditional New Orleans dish this weekend. Any guesses to what it will be? All will be revealed on Monday, with some [...]

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Southern comfort: Grits, black-eyed peas, collards, and special squash

November 15, 2010
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I’m happy to be sharing this fall comfort meal with you. The hominess of the grits, the melt-in-your-mouth black-eyed peas and collards, and roasted squashy goodness combine to make me love this meal. I called them “grits” for fun, because that’s how they do it here in New Orleans where I live. However, since I’m [...]

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