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Mexican-style Rice

  Have ready your favorite rice cooked and chilled. I usually use long-grain brown rice but there are thousands of types of rice with a spectrum of colors from white to black. See here for an introduction to rice varieties.  Some are specific to different regions of the world. We are limited to what we […]

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Enchiladas with Broccoli

Enchiladas with Broccoli

I adapted this dish from a recipe I clipped from a newspaper decades ago. If you have cooked sauce or bottled salsa, and fresh broccoli, this dish is ready to eat in an hour; 45 minutes of that is baking time. History Pre-Columbians invented the corn tortilla and filled it with various meats and fish. […]

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Steuben Yellow Beans

Steuben Yellow Beans

  Steuben yellow beans are known by several names: Steuben yellow-eye bean, butterscotch calypso bean, molasses face bean, and Maine yellow eye. They are grown in the New England states and were the original bean in Boston baked beans. In the South they are commonly used to make Hoppin’ John. Description Steuben yellow beans are a […]

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Fall Rainbow

New Beginnings for a New Year

  As we reflect at the end of a year, we resolve to change something. Often our reflection brings regrets or frustrations. My frustration is seated in my endless study of Genetically Engineered (GE) foods, I regret being unable to maintain an open mind about manipulation of our food supply. My mental turmoil stems from […]

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broccoli

Asian Rice Noodles with Broccoli

This dish seems complicated but it’s worth it. You can do it because it’s good. This is a very versatile dish, adapted from Still Life with Menu by Mollie Katzen and is one of many versions of Pad Thai. I like mine with medium-sized rice noodles which I buy at an Asian market, but you […]

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Sliced tempeh

The Enchantment of Tempeh

  Tempeh is an Indonesian fermented soy food made from cracked or whole soybeans often mixed with a grain, cooked and inoculated with Rhizopus mold, the fermentation starter. This mixture is sealed into a plastic bag where fermentation takes place and binds the beans together into a slab. When I lived in Oregon I bought […]

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