Category Archives: DIY

Soy-rizo – Vegan Chorizo

Have you ever made a dish that you haven’t made in ages but you remember as the most amazing food ever, only to find that time has not been kind and that your memories are much rosier than reality? Not … Continue reading

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Maple Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk waiting to be used up in the fridge?       Check. Maple syrup looking a tad old?                         Check. Easy as pie recipe?                                  Check. Enter Maple Buttermilk Pie from 101 Cookbooks. So simple, so delicious, and if you bought the crust, a … Continue reading

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Refried Bean Enchiladas

During my adventurous cooking years – that would be my 7 years of poverty as a grad student – homemade refried beans were a staple. Once I discovered a recipe in New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, I was hooked. Their … Continue reading

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Roasted Pepper Roll-Ups

Until recently, roasted peppers were not high on my list of fun and exciting ingredients. Something about the smell of jarred peppers just did not sit right with me, along with their slimy texture. But after roasting ancho peppers to … Continue reading

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Herbed Ricotta Savory Tart

My new addiction is making fresh ricotta. I love it so much so let me count the ways.   One: It’s so easy to make and so gourmet tasting drizzled with olive oil and salt and pepper.   Two: It … Continue reading

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Marinated Olives Moroccan Style

Read enough of my blog and you’ll notice a theme, a Mediterranean one that is, and for me what most defines Mediterranean cuisines is olives. Olive oil has been a staple in my pantry ever since my first cookbook stated … Continue reading

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Hibiscus and Rosehip Sun Tea

Full Moon Feast, by Jessica Prentice, was my first introduction to the magical combination of hibiscus and rosehips. Prentice wrote of a recipe for creating homemade sodas that used dried hibiscus and rosehips, noting that both are natural sources of … Continue reading

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