Category Archives: Sides

Drunken Beans

These are hands down my favorite beans. So good, in fact, that my self-proclaimed, bean-detesting husband couldn’t stop eating them. Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated. Here’s what you need: Salt 1 pound (about 2.5 cups) dried pinto beans, soaked over night … Continue reading

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Kenyan Chapati

I’m posting this recipe both to share, and for myself, so I don’t forget the ingredient ratios, or the tips my beautiful mother-in-law, Janet, taught me when we first made this together. Chapati is a traditional flaky Kenyan bread that … Continue reading

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Chickpea and Kale Pomodoro

For a slightly spicy, very satisfying tomato dish, excellent over brown rice, give this a try! Adapted from Food & Wine. Here’s what you need: 1/2 cup olive oil 5 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced 28-ounce can of crushed or … Continue reading

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Leek, Cauliflower and Gruyere Soup

This is a simple, flavorful and delicious soup! Adapted from Saltie: A Cookbook. Here’s what you need: 1.5 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2-4 leeks, white and light green parts, thinly sliced Kosher salt 1 head cauliflower, cut into … Continue reading

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Honey Buttermilk Bread (with or without Dill) (in the Bread Machine)

As I mentioned, I found two great bread machine recipes recently. Here’s the second. I added fresh dill because I had a lot on hand, but this would be great without too. And don’t be intimidated by the buttermilk. So … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Honey Wheat Bread (in the Bread Machine)

I recently found two bread recipes that are amazing in the bread machine. Here’s the first; it makes the whole house smell delicious! Adapted from King Arthur Bread. Here’s what you need: 1 cup boiling water 1/2 cup oats (regular … Continue reading

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YUM Kippur Noodle Kugel

For the month of September, Simon received a PJ Library book about “YUM Kippur.” Obviously the child in the story slightly misunderstood the name of the holiday, or the meaning of a “break-fast” (no, it’s not “breakfast”), but at the … Continue reading

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Korean Sesame Spinach

Have you ever had Korean barbeque, and tried all the small dishes that come along with it? This spinach, which can be served hot or cold, is one of my favorites. I came across this recipe in Koreatown: A Cookbook, … Continue reading

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Sesame Oil French Bread (with a bread maker)

Sorry, another bread recipe. Dough made in the bread machine, the rest in the oven. This is so delicious! Here’s what you need: 1.5 cups room temperature water 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon white sugar 1.5 teaspoons salt 3 … Continue reading

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Banana Sandwich Bread – In the Bread Maker/Machine

Recently, I thought making bread would be fun. The first recipe I tried, a no-knead focaccia, turned out great. The second, a maple buttermilk loaf, was a heavy, gummy mess that went straight from the oven to the trash can. … Continue reading

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