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Corn salad with lemon-butter dressing

Fresh sweet corn cut off the cob would be perfect for this salad but, unfortunately, there was none at the grocery so canned corn was substituted. The rest of the ingredients -- red onion, bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes and … [Read more...]

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Sweet potato and walnut salad

Potato salad is great; sweet potato salad is just as good. Sweet potato is sweeter and creamier, and some varieties haveĀ a more attractive color too. If all those plusses are not enough, sweet potato is a lot less cheaper … [Read more...]

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The accidental granola breakfast

Occasionally, I make granola bars for vegetarian Sam. We've tried different versions, we've cut them into different shapes and we've experimented with different combinations. Most times, I pack the granola bars so Sam could … [Read more...]

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Linguine with spinach and yogurt sauce

The girls are on their summer break. Meal times are irregular as they catch up on sleep and their favorite TV shows. I have stopped trying to predict when they would come down for a meal so I cook whenever is convenient for … [Read more...]

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Pasta with avocado sauce

The best way to describe the sauce is a no-cook creamy pesto. The creaminess is courtesy of the avocado which also imparts a slight sweetness. Overall, the sauce is a little bit tart, garlicky and full of the wonderful … [Read more...]

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Vegetarian burrito with beans and mushrooms

I've always wondered if black-eyed peas were different from black-eyed beans. It appears that they're the same. After that discovery, I chanced upon dried sitaw (yard-long) beans at the grocery and I wondered of sitaw beans … [Read more...]

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Spinach quesadillas

I can hear the noise from firecracker explosions as I write this, and it isn't even December 31 yet. On Facebook, author Geraldine Maayo posted about what she calls the impertinence of hospitals preparing for firecracker … [Read more...]