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Chana (Chick-pea) Blueberry Chaat

Chaat are sweet, sour, tangy, spicy, crunchy, Indian snacks served from food carts, roadside stalls, and restaurants. Recipes for chaat are numerous, but the basic elements are fairly consistent: a carbohydrate base, a vegetable, an umami element, a sauce, and … Continue reading

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Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted root vegetables are so simple to prepare. They add a deep, earthy heartiness to a meal. The vegetables above graced our Thanksgiving table. I recommend them as a satisfying side for roasted meats, such as turkey, ham, or beef. … Continue reading

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Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini and other summer squash are very prolific. Therefore, one can never have too many delicious, quick recipes for them. This one is a family favorite. I’ve found that even finicky kids and hesitant adults are willing to try these tasty … Continue reading

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Southeast Asian Quick Cucumber Pickles

I love these simple cucumber pickles. Throughout the summer cucumber season I keep a jar in the fridge. Traditionally, in Southeast Asia they are most often eaten with grilled meat and steamed rice, but I also enjoy these pickles with fish or … Continue reading

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Salsa Verde, Italian Style

Salsa verde is extremely simple to make. The end result is a sauce with a distinctly flavorful punch. This example of an Italian green sauce is but one of many versions. Green sauces can be found in cuisines around the world: … Continue reading

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How to Cook an Artichoke

I have to thank my husband, David, for this entry. He’s the one who discovered this cooking method for artichokes. I came to love artichokes when I lived in Northern California. Artichokes can’t be grown just anywhere. They need a … Continue reading

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Frozen Fruit Salad

What to do with leftover fruit salad? Freeze it using an ice cube tray if you have one.  Tweet

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Radish and Fennel Salad with Mint

Food is memory. This simple salad stirs memories that stretch through my life. Common red radishes were a favorite of my mother’s and thus an element of my childhood. I often came home from school to find my mother, in … Continue reading

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How to Make a Basic Vinaigrette

A basic vinaigrette is an oil and vinegar dressing for salads. Above is a photo of just some of the ingredients from my pantry and fridge that I have on hand to make vinaigrette salad dressings. The possible flavor variations … Continue reading

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Please Vote For My Recipe

  I have entered my recipe for Ibu’s Curried Butternut Squash in a contest to win a Mobile Skillet Cooking App. But I need your help to win! Please click on the following link,  http://pinterest.com/pin/68187381829608760/ to like, comment on, and re-pin … Continue reading

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