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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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Couscous with chickpeas, beets, and kale

February 9, 2012
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Hi friends! I’m happy to bring you another 30-minute meal. I’m sure you’ve noticed in the above photo that this meal is quite pink. Appropriate for Valentine’s Day, perhaps? Or consider it a festive shade of purple to celebrate Mardi Gras, which is upon us. I’m getting ready to let my inner child out to play [...]

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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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Tuscan tomato chickpea stew with kale

October 27, 2011
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Chickpeas, tomatoes, and kale are no strangers on this blog. Here is yet another variation of how you can prepare them. I got the idea for a “Tuscan tomato chickpea stew” from the wonderful Satsuma Cafe in the Bywater. If you live in New Orleans and haven’t checked them out, you should! I stopped by [...]

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Homestyle red lentil soup

October 19, 2011
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Happily, I’ve made a few changes lately that have enhanced my life. First, I painted my bedroom a gorgeous color of aqua, which is a huge improvement from the blah-brown that it was. It may seem trivial, but it makes me feel good whenever I enter. One shift in my cooking lately – brought on by [...]

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Millet salad with grilled eggplant, tomatoes, and kale

August 30, 2011
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I was doing some traveling last week – even got shaken up the D.C. earthquake from the vantage point of the third floor of an office building. But I escaped the east coast prior to Irene’s arrival, and this week I’m back in the kitchen, taking refuge from the summer heat (and the marsh fire [...]

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Quinoa-lentil pilaf

July 26, 2011
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Today I’m sharing with you a dish I first made at my grandmother’s house a few weeks ago. My mom, my husband and I were heading over for a visit and didn’t want to burden her with having to cook dinner for us (not that she would have minded). Before we left my mom’s house to [...]

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