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Sourdough rye naan (flatbread)

I was preparing for an Amtrak trip to NYC and needed a healthier sandwich substrate so took took white wheat sourdough from the refrigerator and addsourdough rye flatbreaded rye flour, salt and olive oil and left it to rise in … Continue reading

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Dal with rice

The pink lentils from Laxmi Palace had been calling to me from their front row position in our pantry grains/legumes section so I finally had to make a simple dal (without tomatoes) adapting to a missing recipe by adding chopped … Continue reading

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Chana masala with naan

I was on my own for dinner so thought I could spice it up a bit with chana masala, using the recipe on the MDH box (oil, onion, tomato, spice and canned chickpeas) and a quick single- rise, one-hour recipe … Continue reading

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Chimichurri sauce

Having returned from Buenos Aires just a week ago we made some Argentinian chimichurri sauce to complement a pork loin over the weekend which I used for breakfast with pan fried potatoes, onions and red sweet pepper along with some … Continue reading

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Mujadarrah and kale/kalamata salad

I was looking to improve my vegetable consumption as winter seems to be taking its toll and I came across a fabulous cookbook in the library: Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison (641.563 M182 2007 in RVA). The lentils … Continue reading

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Sweet potato gnocchi, Pt. II

We had some leftover sweet potatoes so I convinced myself to have another go at a simpler version of sweet potato gnocchi. The first version had been an excellent dish but very time consuming to prepsre. This simpler version used … Continue reading

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Buttermilk pecan pancakes

From an early Christmas present from a self-interested bruncher comes Bobby Flay’s buttermilk pecan pancakes in regular size, not silver dollar sized Also sans maple syrup butter. Tasty enough with a hint of buttermilk and a hint of pecan.

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