Kabocha Bean Dip

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Kabocha squash, which resembles a small green pumpkin, is known for its sweet flavor, even sweeter than butternut squash. It provides the foundation for this earthy vegetable dip that also doubles as a sandwich spread. Kabochas are at their peak in fall, but they can usually be found year-round in grocery stores. Ingredients 1 kabocha […]

Kichadi (Indian rice and lentils)

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Kichadi is an East Indian comfort food that features rice and lentils (or often split peas), and a variety of spices and vegetables. The combination of herbs and spices will fill your kitchen with a wonderful fragrance, and reward your tongue with spiciness that isn’t overly hot. This hearty dish is not short on ingredients, […]

Rosemary Mushrooms & Kale

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This one-pan recipe is very quick and easy to make, using just kale, mushrooms, yams, garlic and rosemary—yum! For this dish, I use curly kale because of its hearty texture and delicious peppery-ness. Ingredients ½ cup water 1 large yam or sweet potato, skin on, cut into 1/2–inch slices 1 clove garlic cut in half […]

Roasted Carrot & Fennel Soup

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This is a simple yet artful soup. While many pureed carrot soups call for ginger or curry, fennel, whose foliage, seeds and bulb can all be eaten, infuses the delicate aroma and flavor of anise (reminiscent of licorice and tarragon). As an added bonus, the carrots add a natural saltiness. Ingredients 8 large carrots cut […]

Apple-Pineapple Crisp

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If you’re into quick and easy desserts with no oil, flour or sugar, this is the ticket! Baked pineapple has a wonderful texture and flavor, and the soft fruit contrasts well with the crispy topping. Vary the fruit according to your taste and the season. Pears and berries would be great! Filling: 2 cups diced […]