Indian Chickpea Dal with Coconut Broth

Indian Chickpea Dal with Coconut Broth

Make this Indian Chickpea Dal a hearty side or the center of a bigger, beautiful bowl! When we first moved to Florida, we weathered through big hurricanes like Charley, Andrew, Wilma, Jeanne...I can't even remember all of their names! At the start of every hurricane...

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Vegetarian Korean Japchae Noodle Recipe

Vegetarian Korean Japchae Noodle Recipe

Scott's garden yielded a bucket of sweet potatoes and my raised beds finished the Spring growing season sputtering out the last of the kale and swiss chard. Summer is when we put the raised beds to rest - it's just too darn hot to grow anything except hot chile...

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Chinese Clay Pot Rice Recipe

Chinese Clay Pot Rice Recipe

This Clay Pot Rice is slathered in a delicious homemade Chinese Sweet Soy Sauce. Everything is super-easy to make,  the Chinese Pork Belly and Chinese Sausage cook in the same pot as the rice, so delicious! Why This Clay Pot Rice Is So Good Easy to make  -...

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Cauliflower Fried Rice with Bacon

Cauliflower Fried Rice with Bacon

Fried rice without rice?! WHAT?! That was exactly my reaction when I first saw this recipe in Nom Nom Paleo Food for Humans by my friends Michelle Tam and Henry Fong. Being the super rice geek that I am: How to cook white rice in microwave How to cook brown rice in...

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Kale Kumquat Salad

Kale Kumquat Salad

Have you ever had a kumquat before? It's a small little thing, and the way you eat a kumquat is somewhat counter-intuitive to any other citrus that you may be familiar with. First off, the skin is the sweetest part of the fruit - and thank goodness too - can you...

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes

If you're looking for a holiday side dish to complement the turkey, prime rib (or both!), mark this recipe down as a top contender! Not only is this a 5-ingredient dish, but the roasted brussels sprouts are treated to a special ingredient - sweet, red grapes. Let your...

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Roasted Tofu and Vegetables

Roasted Tofu and Vegetables

This Roasted Tofu is crunchy on the outside and creamy smooth-soft on the inside, with a wonderful flavor profile - slightly nutty, slightly sea salty. The browned bits are shatteringly crisp from roasting in the olive oil. An awesome vegetarian side. Complete with a...

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce

Roasted Brussels sprouts in a sweet chili glaze, an awesome side! It'll convert any brussels sprout haters.   They’re super-quick and simple to make and always so delicious. For the past 5 years, Ree (The Pioneer Woman), Elise (Simply Recipes) and I...

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Kale Salad with Cherries and Pecans

Kale Salad with Cherries and Pecans

This past month, I've been to no fewer than 6 different bookstores - which is actually a difficult feat considering I live in a small town and all the local bookstores have closed (sob) actually, 4 of the bookstores were large airport bookstores (another sob - I don't...

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Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe

Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe

I really had a lot of trouble naming this dish. It's Fried Rice. But with quinoa, not rice. Fried Quinoa? That just sounds funky. Anyways, it's subbing the heart-healthy, protein high ancient grain, QUINOA for the rice. I cook the Quinoa Fried Rice exactly in the same...

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No Mayo Potato Salad with Sesame & Fresh Chile Dressing

No Mayo Potato Salad with Sesame & Fresh Chile Dressing

 This No Mayo Potato Salad has perfectly roasted potatoes, covered in an addictive sesame and fresh chili dressing.The perfect side dish in any meal or just as a snack. Why This No Mayo Potato Salad Is So Good Super simple to make A deliciously spicy sesame and...

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Miso Mashed Potatoes

Miso Mashed Potatoes

You know the beginning stages of falling in love? That exhilarating, "I'll stop the world and melt with you...." feeling (that's for my Modern English fans). Well, back on 8/8/08, my birthday a few years ago, I fell in love all over again with my husband. The...

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Broccoli Potato and Bacon Hash

Broccoli Potato and Bacon Hash

It's Spring Break and my boys think it's only right that I make them "weekend breakfasts" every morning, which means I need to channel my inner White on Rice Couple (when they were here last month, Todd & Diane made homemade waffles, bacon to order and...

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Cauliflower Mash Recipe

Cauliflower Mash Recipe

This low-carb Cauliflower Mash recipe is delicious and hearty without the potatoes! It looks like mashed potatoes, its texture is similar to mashed potatoes and the taste is mashed potato-y enough to make those who are on the Paleo diet or low carb diet happy. Why...

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Green Bean and Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry

Green Bean and Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry

This delicious Green Bean and Mushroom Stir-fry is ready in minutes and one pan! With tender-crisp garlic and ginger vegetables smothered in oyster sauce, it’s a wonderful side dish perfect with rice! Why This Green Bean And Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry Is So Good A...

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Miso Ginger Asparagus

Miso Ginger Asparagus

A reader asked me what miso paste tastes like, while she has enjoyed miso soup at Japanese restaurants, she couldn't quite imagine what cooking with miso paste would be like. So what flavor dimension does miso paste add to a dish? If I had to just choose one single...

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Easy Collard Greens Recipe with Ham

Easy Collard Greens Recipe with Ham

I don't know what I like most about this Easy Collard Greens recipe: the collard greens, the rich pot liquor or digging out the bits of smoky meat from the ham hock! Easy to make, delicious and hearty! Why This Easy Collard Greens Recipe Is So Good Only 10 mins prep...

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Warm Bacon Potato Salad

Warm Bacon Potato Salad

This warm bacon potato salad is a twist on a traditional side dish and made with roasted potatoes and no mayonnaise. Quick to make and full of texture and bold flavors, this easy to make potato dish is perfect to serve with grilled meats and fishes. It's always a real...

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Zucchini with Lentils and Roasted Garlic

Zucchini with Lentils and Roasted Garlic

 This handsome man is Hari Nayak, the man responsible for getting me comfortable cooking Indian food. I think what intimidated me all these years was the long list of spices listed in most traditional Indian recipes. I remember watching a television special on...

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Roasted Carrots with Sesame Ponzu Vinaigrette

Roasted Carrots with Sesame Ponzu Vinaigrette

On Monday, I celebrated the completion of our brand new raised bed garden that my rockstar husband built for me (and as a bonus, he also made a organized compost heap thingy too. oh yes, this man is definitely a keeper) by planting 48 onion seeds and 48 carrot seeds....

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