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Curried Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard

Curried Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Swiss ChardAdapted from The New York Times 11/14/07 Yields 8 to 10 side-dish servings; 6 main-course servings. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 medium onion, chopped4 garlic cloves, minced1 1-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and grated1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder1 jalapeño pepper, seeded if…

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Everyday Yellow Dal

Tangy Shredded Cabbage SaladAdapted from Ruta Kahate via SFGate.com, 6/8/07 Serves 4 2 cups tightly packed, shredded green cabbage (use the large holes of the grater)1 small serrano chile, seeded and minced2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or more as needed1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon sugar1 tablespoon canola oil1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds Instructions: In a medium bowl,…

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Indian Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes

Indian Spiced Cauliflower and PotatoesGourmet, February 2004 1 (1 3/4-lb) head cauliflower, cut into 3/4-inch-wide florets1 1/4 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes5 tablespoons vegetable oil1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds3/4 teaspoon salt1 medium onion, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, finely chopped2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeño, including seeds2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger1 teaspoon…

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Pear Bread

Pear Bread 3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)3/4 cup butter, softened, or 3/4 cup vegetable oil3 eggs, lightly beaten2 cups sugar2 to 4 pears firm, ripe pears, depending on size (you’ll need 2 grated cups total, but I don’t recommend you grate…

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Search Bar Down

Wanted to let you know that my search function is not working properly.  I’ve been working all morning on trying to figure out why, but nothing has worked yet.  Now we’re heading out for a wedding and I probably won’t get back to fixing this feature until later this week.  Sorry for the inconvenience!  Check…

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Red Lentil Curry

Curry and cumin are my all time favorite flavorings.  I LOVE this hearty lentil curry.  It’s great as a main meal as lentils are rich in protein.  It can also serve as a side dish to a full Indian menu.  Don’t let the list of ingredients phase you, this is an easy dish to make! …

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Cashew Cheese

Cashew Cheese – 190 grams (1 1/2 cups) plain cashew nuts (not roasted or salted)- 60 to 80 ml (1/4 to 1/3 cup) water- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice or good vinegar- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt- freshly ground pepper Makes about 1 1/2 cups. Place the nuts in…

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