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Beans/Legumes

Frijoles Refritos: Mexican Refried Beans

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Previously I shared my process for making a pot of Mexican beans, today we are going to turn those beans into frijoles refritos. (In case you missed the recipe please read it here.) First we begin with what the words frijoles refritos actually translate to: The English translation is refried beans, but that is not […]

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Frijoles de Olla: Making A Pot of Traditional Mexican Beans

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Once believed to have originated in Peru, the common bean is now thought to have been first cultivated in what today is called Central Mexico. From there it spread throughout Central and South America before making it’s way to Europe via the Spanish. *  In Mexican cooking there are 3 ever-present ingredients: chiles, corn and […]

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Pintos, Smoky Sausage and Chard Stew Spiced with A Habanero Pepper

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Chilly or cold weather to me means a hearty warm bowl of stew is in order. We’ve had a few chilly days here. Let me clarify, when I say “chilly” I mean temperatures in the low 20°C and upper teens Centigrade; in Fahrenheit that would be a range from mid 70s to 60s. My, my, […]

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Lentils Spiced with Juniper Berries and Topped with Grilled Bavarian Sausage

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Lentils are one of my favorite foods to eat and cook. I know there are many people that don’t care for the taste of lentils. To those people I urged giving lentils a second chance. There are several varieties and all of which can be transformed into comforting and/or exotic dishes. Depending on what spices […]

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Potato and Yellow Split Pea Curry

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**Jan 7 Want to win a copy of my top selling photography ebook? Kristy (The Wicked Noodle) is giving away a copy on Twitter right now. All you have to do is RT her -visit https://twitter.com/thewickednoodle for your chance!** Seven days into the new year and mine is starting off slowly. During the holidays I […]

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Hoppin’ John for a Lucky New Year

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Can you believe we are hours away from wrapping up 2012? I’m still wondering where the past 364 days went. Like any other year, and like many of you, there was good and there was some bad too. Through it all I try to count myself lucky for all the good and all that I […]

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Black Beluga Lentils with (Leftover) Roasted Duck Breast, and The Winner

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**Before we get to today’s recipe I’d like to congratulate Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake on winning the Yummy Pics eBook giveaway. Congratulations Liz, I’ll be in touch shortly. ** For as long as I can remember I have always loved lentils. These tiny black beauties are my favorite variety. How many you […]

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