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make soup with your tomatoes!

Can you believe how mild our spring and summer has been so far? I don’t think I remember tomatoes arriving at the market with anything other than searing heat and blinding sunshine, but we’ve had plenty of grey and cool (in the evenings) this year and I am not complaining one bit. I think going […]

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my 3-bean vegan chili

I’ve had a chili post in the draft column for well over two years, but the recipe for my homemade chili would morph with every make. It started as a black bean chili with lots of sweet peppers and it has slowly drifted into a hardier, spicier and more “meaty” chili that has a lingering […]

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vegetarian recipe: fideo seco

Fideos are a household staple for Latin-American families across the country and it rivals a pressure-cooked pot of beans in ease. Growing up, we ate my mom’s variation of the dish that was affectionately referred to as sopita. Her “little soup” consisted of noodles in a tomato-chicken broth and we would slurp it up on […]

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recipe: steam-fried eggs

Feliz Año Nuevo! Just a quick post to show one of our most-favorite breakfasts in the whole wide world – steam-fried eggs with black beans and homemade salsa. If you’ve already got beans and salsa in the fridge, it’s a super-quick whip-up that even I can manage before my first cup of coffee. My Steam-Fried […]

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recipe: stovetop granola

Discovering that I can make granola on the stovetop was one of my biggest AHA kitchen moments ever. Turning the oven on in the insanity that is the Texas summer is nearly impossible, but granola is a household staple that we can’t really manage most weeks without. It’s super-easy, doesn’t get the house all hot and […]

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