Tag Archives: southwestern-ish

black bean soup

Black bean soup recipes can be found across my cookbooks, but I have yet to find one as satisfying as this one, adapted from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian. She says this version hails from Costa Rica, and that it is … Continue reading

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pan-grilled corn with chile (and optional tomatoes)

I love corn on the cob – especially this time of year, straight from our Tuesday Farmers’ Market. This is almost as easy as boiling or grilling the ears, but tastes completely different. Last time we made it, I used … Continue reading

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tamale pie, or midwest meets southwest

Making regular food into a casserole is something I think of as the awsomeness of the midwest.  Since I’m in the midwest, and I’m overwhelmed by the idea of making real tamales, I thought I would give this recipe for … Continue reading

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quinoa black bean salad

This summery, healthy salad tastes bright and spicy (or not, if you prefer). We had it with sesame beets (last post), and it was a great dinner. Quinoa is actually a seed, not a grain, so it’s very high in … Continue reading

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tempeh tacos

I have theory class tomorrow, so I’ll be working while Nick cooks. He has his own invention of tempeh tacos (2 servings of 3 little tacos each). They mimic traditional tacos made with a soft corn tortilla and a simple … Continue reading

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