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Black Lentils and Avocado

This recipe uses black, or Beluga, lentils. They have a strong flavor and stay intact after cooking which gives them their name. Serve this over rice, spread on toasted bread or as a dip for crackers or chips. Black Lentil … Continue reading

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Refried Anasazi Beans

So most recipes call for mashing anasazi beans. I jazzed this up a bit, otherwise they would taste just like regular refried beans made with inexpensive pinto beans. These still taste a heck of a lot like pintos. Fancy Refried … Continue reading

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Cilantro Yogurt Dipping Sauce

This is a very flavorful dipping sauce perfect with naan or roti. It is also good for vegetables, meat kabobs and just about anything else you may want to dunk in it. Fresh jalapenos can be substituted for the pickled … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Spread

This is a very simple basic cheese spread. It can easily be turned into a salad dressing by adding enough buttermilk to thin it out. The spices can also be adjusted to turn it into a sauce for any number … 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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Potato Dippers

This is a great first course or snack. It also works well for a party or tapas night. Any small potato will work, like new or fingerling, the blue potatoes just look cool. Use full fat or fat free plain … Continue reading

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Goat Cheese and Pesto Dipping Sauce

We love cream, but don’t often keep it in the house. So when we do, let’s just say we go a little crazy. This is a decadent dip that would also be greated stuffed in cherry tomatoes, spread on crusty … Continue reading

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