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The Wayback Machine: Stuffed Pumpkin (vegan)

The Wayback Machine: Stuffed Pumpkin (vegan)
Having people with different food needs over for Thanksgiving?  This particular recipe is one we have every year, and it just so happens to be easily made vegan.  Jack-O-Lantern size pumpkins can be hard to come by after Halloween, so keep in mind that any large-size squash with a large seed chamber will work.  Larger... Read more »

The Wayback Machine: Spiced Applesauce

The Wayback Machine: Spiced Applesauce
Keeping ahead of your produce can be a full-time job. It’s often cheaper to buy food in bulk, but since Sparky is one of those kids who refuses to eat apples that aren’t perfect…a week or so after I’ve bought them, they wind up abandoned in the fruit bowl looking like this: Fortunately for us,... Read more »

The Food Desert Project: Thomas Jefferson's Perloo

The Food Desert Project: Thomas Jefferson's Perloo
Pilau, or Perloo (for those of you who love Pogo like we do,) is an American Lowcountry rice dish based loosely on the rice pilafs and biryanis of the middle east and India. I don’t know if you are aware of the adventurous kitchen of founding father Thomas Jefferson, but he was about as experimental a... Read more »
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The Food Desert Project: Tanzanian Coconut Beans

The Food Desert Project: Tanzanian Coconut Beans
This recipe is a repost with a bit of a back story; allow me to explain.  Those of you who follow me on Facebook will know that I’ve become very passionate about the case of Kiera Wilmot, a high school student expelled and threatened with felony charges for conducting a science experiment on her school... Read more »

The Food Desert Project - Green Bean Poutine

The Food Desert Project - Green Bean Poutine
I really wish I had thought of this idea all by myself.  You see, after I made the recipe index page, I realized that I was quite low on side dishes and vegetables, and I determined that I would use canned green beans for my next recipe.  I tried a riff off of green beans... Read more »

Sundays with Sparky: Flaming Hearts Endive with Apples

Sundays with Sparky: Flaming Hearts Endive with Apples
I keep trying to teach Sparky to cook vegetables, but since he’s learned to scrape, trim, steam, roast, chip and saute – he can pretty much deal with any vegetable that comes his way. Finding a way to keep him engaged means scanning the internets for recipes with a little, well, panache. When the Wednesday... Read more »
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Sundays with Sparky: Beets Confit

Sundays with Sparky:  Beets Confit
I have a confession to make: once upon a time, I HATED beets.  The only beets I had encountered were the slimy canned variety, usually served as “salad” in my childhood – oog.  Then, with Sparky’s help, I discovered beet chips – and realized there was more to these vegetables than I’d previously thought.  We also... Read more »

Sundays with Sparky - Holiday Green Beans

Sundays with Sparky - Holiday Green Beans
I have to admit, I get a bit over-excited about holiday cooking. I usually spend several months before Thanksgiving and Christmas planning my menu, trying to find new ways to express old traditions, and generally annoying my family with questions about vegetables, baking, and where we should go to buy the ingredients. This Thanksgiving, I’d planned to... Read more »