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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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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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Things are heating up – Smokin’ hot black-eyed peas and collards

March 28, 2011
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In New Orleans, spring is definitely here. Do trees shed when warmer weather arrives? My front yard has been blanketed nearly every morning lately as the huge oak tree that towers over the yard appears to be shedding its old dry leaves like mad, even more so than usual. You’d think it was fall, but [...]

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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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