Vegetarian Cajun Jambalaya

Hello there, and Happy New Year! One resolution I have for 2014 is to cook and post more recipes as Sally finishes up her PhD coursework and prepares for her dissertation research. While she is enjoying her program, she has been swamped with classes and has been unable to post much recently. Sally is definitely [...]


Spicy Gazpacho

I was lucky enough to have one of my best friends, Lisa, come up to visit and help me celebrate my birthday last weekend. She and I have been friends since before we could talk and have kept in touch ever since, even though we’ve often been living in different [...]


Fresh Corn and Manchego Cheese Empanadas

Inspiration hit me last week and it was hard to ignore. This inspiration came from the farmers market and was in the form of a palm-sized pastry. This delicious savory pastry, or “empanada,” was stuffed with a fresh corn filling unlike any I had tried before. So taken was I by this [...]


Black-Eyed Pea and Coconut Stew

I’ve been on a dried bean and legume kick lately—meaning that I’ve been making a lot of recipes that start with dried beans or legumes. I’ve made things with dried beans before, but more often than not when a recipe calls for beans, I crack open a can.

There is no question [...]


What’s a “Green” Food?

While we’ve found identifying tasty, easy, and healthy foods to be pretty challenging, figuring out what is “green” has been even more difficult. You not only have to think about the direct environmental impacts of growing the food (from pesticides, fertilizers, tractor fuel, etc.), but also the indirect impacts of transporting and selling it. [...]

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