Israeli Couscous Fruit Salad with Basil

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Every year in early summer the craving for a picnic hits. Unfortunately, in south Texas, that’s when the extreme heat, humidity, and mosquitoes show up, too. This year, I got smart and got my act together in February. I found … Continued

Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Carrots

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You can roast carrots at any temperature from 350 to 475 F. If you’re also baking a casserole at the same time, roast the carrots at the temperature specified by the casserole recipe, then remove the casserole and turn the heat up to 475 to finish the carrots. The extra-high temperature will ensure that they take only another 5 minutes or so.

Jicama Salad

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This is a crunchy, refreshing little salad to have with Mexican food. I came up with this by replacing the black beans in this salad with jicama. Unlike the black beans, the jicama absorbs most of the salad dressing. We … Continued

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