When it comes to vegetables, a mixed salad is one of the easiest ways to use what you got. With a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, left over veggies go from lonesome to loved.
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We have been on a curry bender the past couple weeks, and that’s okay with us. These chickpeas are quick, easy, and perfect for pita sopping. If sopping up a fabulous sauce with pita doesn’t appeal to you, get ready to change your mind.
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We love cabbage; we love the wonderful flavors of bbq sauce and southwestern ingredients, and we just couldn’t stop ourselves from combining them.
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Many fond memories of tomato soup. The glug as it falls out of the can; the plop as it hits the cold pot. This is not that.
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Bring on the soup! It’s body warming sensation makes it synonomous with this time of year; it’s feel-good powers has us turning to the cozy goodness for what ails us.
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Are you having a good week, friend? You have that choice to make, yeah? Last week was…weird for us. Things seemed out-of-sorts; the house was out-of-order; we weren’t hungry enough to actually cook much, and that’s just plain weird.
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Happy Thursday! As I’m writing this, today is Halloween. We will be staying in, feasting on leftovers, listening to podcasts, and we may let our brains turn to mush via Netflix. After another busy weekend, there was a 0 in 0 chance of us venturing out tonight. Alas, the night wasn’t void of chocolate; we made these treats and they were perfect.
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Summer here. I had a birthday yesterday. It’s not unnerving, but it does feel a bit different this time around. Not good or bad, just different. That 3-5 birthday; the birthday 5 years from 4-0; the birthday where people say, “oh, you’re still so young”, but I’m actually the oldest I’ve ever been in my life.
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A smash at the box office? No. Did Fannie Flagg lead you to believe fried green tomatoes are a southern dish? Quite possibly. In 1991 Fannie Flagg’s novel, Fried Green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, was adapted for film and hit the silver screen as Fried Green Tomatoes. Let’s rewind. 100 years or so before Jessica Tandy perked up Kathy Bates, fried green tomatoes were popping up in Jewish cookbooks from the Midwest. Fast forward to the late 1940s, we watched fried green tomatoes hit their heyday. Their time in the spotlight was short lived, though. Between the late 40s and the early 90s, things were a bit hazy. They became wishy-washy and went unnoticed. They were thrust into the spotlight in the early 90s with the release of Fried Green Tomatoes, and have earned their keep on southern and eclectic restaurant menus since then.
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Shakshuka. Shakshouka. Eggs poached in a red sauce of tomatoes and chili peppers. No matter the name or spelling, this Tunisian dish is always worth it. Shakshuka, “all mixed up”, is satisfying for breakfast, light enough for lunch, and suitably savory for dinner. A red sauce bath poaches the eggs to a silky smoothness that begs to be devoured with crispy pita.
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