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I love Indian food.  I love the aromas of the cooking spices wafting through my kitchen.  And I love them even better when the meal comes together as quickly as this one.  This recipe is a one-pot wonder.  Throw everything into the slow cooker and walk away.  But don’t forget to come back and eat […]

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Do you have recipes that everyone loves and ask you for them but you hesitate to give them away?  Well, this is one of them but I’m learning to let go and share. Recently I read an article in Buzzfeed Food: How to Make the Best Granola Ever and I wondered, is mine the best?  […]

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I really enjoy making homemade spice blends for a number of reasons: I can use whole spices, I can control the proportions of each spice added, I know that the blend is freshly made and is more aromatic than store-bought, and I have the option of dry roasting the spices. Garam Masala is an Indian […]

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Another variation on the Shepherd’s Pie theme.  I started this series with a old-fashioned Irish Cottage Pie, followed by one with Indian seasonings.  In my Internet travels, I have discovered this Mexican seasoned – Chicken Tamale Pie.   This recipe is fun because a cornmeal/polenta-type topping replaces the traditional potato. Although I followed most of the […]

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This recipe, adapted from thekitchn blog is a wonderful, high-protein quick lunch, combining lentils and an egg.  The ingredients for the lentil dish are red lentils and chana dal (a yellow split lentil, available at an Indian supermarket, however split yellow peas can be substituted), chicken or vegetable broth, garlic, shallots and garam masala. Garam […]

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Dinner preparation can sometimes be a challenge, especially if one or more of the folks around your table are vegan, lactose intolerant or have dietary restrictions.   A traditional Greek salad, comprised of tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, black olives and feta cheese is not possible if a dairy-free  feta is not available for those guests. I […]

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Unexpected company is coming over and what do you have around for an appetizer?  Hummus is always an easy backup but it is time to find something new.  This Moroccan Carrot Spread will fill that something new.  And topped with a Pistachio Dukkah, an aromatic Egyptian blend of nuts, seeds and spices, you will have […]

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