Category Archives: Side dishes

Bulgur: The Epically Delicious Grain

You have met bulgur before.  It was probably dressed in Tabouli.  But it’s got a lot more to offer – after 4000 years of being cultivated – it’s been around the block.  Bulgur means “bruised grain” and it has to … Continue reading

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Cauliflower, a vegetable cinderella story…

Once upon a time there was a sad little bunch of florets. Overcooked and generally doused in a heavy cheese sauce, it’s true inner beauty and flavor went unappreciated by those around it. Until one day, a recipe came along … Continue reading

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Tomato-Lentil Love…or Fireworks of Deliciousness?

So, I used to be that girl who resisted lentils based solely on my dad’s attempts to get me to eat split-pea soup as a child. I now know two things: that split peas and lentils are NOT the same … Continue reading

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Hummus that will make you happy, everytime.

Buying hummus at the store used to be good enough for me…until I had the hummus at Azar’s – the local Middle Eastern restaurant – and a darn good one at that. But then sometimes you are driving by and … Continue reading

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The “No Turning Back” Brown Rice…

I say this because, well, we rarely make rice any other way..it’s just too easy…and too yummy to be inspired to do it other ways. And we even own a rice maker!! This is one of those recipes of mystical origin. … Continue reading

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Delicious and Simple Roasted Tomato soup

Yummy, homemade roasted tomato soup demystified! Tomato soup, for me, has always been a mysterious concoction, usually via a can and with a list of ingredients it would take a day and half to read and longer to learn how … Continue reading

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