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Sunday Suppers: Spring Chicken Part One

We tend to overlook chicken when we’re making fancy meals for guests, which is just silly if you think about it. It’s tasty and it’s cheaper than other cuts of meat. Save the delicacies for date night. Lemon Chicken Quick … Continue reading

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White Bean Soup with Farro

This is a thick hearty soup that’s perfect for what we hope are the last chilly days of the winter. It’s an adaptation of Mesc-Iua, a Ligurian soup The Silver Spoon says has been around for ages. Taste it and … Continue reading

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Mashed Black-Eyed Peas

This recipe was inspired by a dish at one of our favorite new restaurants. They always have a great spin on classic Southern ingredients like the humble black-eyed pea. If you haven’t cooked with them before here’s something to know, … Continue reading

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With kitchen renovations underway, we needed quick, cheap meals and snacks that could be prepped ahead. We made a batch of this just before the final demolition. Homemade is far cheaper and a lot tastier than store-bought. Hummus 3 cups … Continue reading

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Roasted Chickpeas with Pancetta

These are very easy and quick to make. They are good mixed with a salad of mixed greens, feta and olives or as a simple appetizer, snack or side by themselves. If you want a hotter nut add a tsp … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Turkey Detox

A lot of our Sunday Suppers fall on the more decadent side. But this weekend we’re craving some lighter dishes. Here are some vegetarian (mostly) options to give you a breather before the Christmas feasting commences. Lentil Soup Orzo-Stuffed Peppers … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Soup’s back on

We never stop making soup thanks to the miracle that is AC. But it sure is more enjoyable when there’s a chill in the air. Here are some of our favorites. Sensing a color scheme? Leek and Potato Soup Cannellini … Continue reading

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Sausage and Lentils

Serve this hearty stew over a bed of spinach or if you are really feeling saucy a bowl of creamy grits. Use regular brown lentils for this and save the fancy French ones for something else. Sausage and Lentil Stew … Continue reading

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Cannellini Bean Salad

Now that cannellini beans are sold in the bulk section of the supermarket, there is no need to buy another white bean. This is a great side for barbecue or a pot luck. Cold Cannellini Bean Salad 1/2 lb dried … Continue reading

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Arabian Spinach

This idea started from a basic recipe in our favorite vegetable cookbook The Complete Encyclopedia of Vegetables and Vegetarian Cooking. I’ve changed it up over the years, but it’s still a great go to side or light main dish. Arabian … Continue reading

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