Lemon Pulihora (Indian Lemon Rice)

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Before the internet was full of cooking blogs, I found my favorite recipes in magazines. For some reason, I still find magazines more inspiring than cookbooks. It’s probably the photographs. Some of my favorite recipes have been the ones sent … Continued

Black Bean Salad

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This is my favorite bean salad. Not coincidentally, it’s also the spiciest one I know. This is great to have with a light soup, or even just some chips and guacamole. When I make these tacos for company, I’ll sometimes … Continued

Simple Black-eyed Pea Salad

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I love the tradition of eating black-eyed peas and greens on New Year’s Day or soon after. These are wonderful, simple foods to help recover from the excesses of the holidays. We had this with some light, Mexican-style tomato soup … Continued

Oven-dried Tomatoes

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I got this recipe from my friend Melissa of The Papaya Chronicles, but I’ve changed it somewhat. She, in turn, got it from a cookbook by Alton Brown, but changed the recipe for her tastes. The biggest change I made … Continued

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

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There are a lot of vegetables I never ate before becoming a vegetarian, including cauliflower. I only wish I had known what I was missing years ago. Roasted cauliflower is especially sublime. I had leftover eggplant the other night, so … Continued

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