Coconut Curry Chickpeas with Wilted Greens

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I am always finding recipes on Pinterest that I want to try. It isn’t as if I forget I have 500 cookbooks. But having all those recipes at my fingertips, scrolling through mostly excellent food photos without leaving the sofa, is so addict… er…convenient. And I love curries, so this one caught my eye. Read more

Asian Scallop Soup with Ginger, Coconut and Lime

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This is a really nice, light soup for spring. I had printed this recipe from www.epicurious.com a while ago and finally decided to try it after finding a pound of sea scallops in the freezer. Read more

Split Pea Soup and Spinach Feta Bread

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This bread and soup make a wonderful combination, and not just visually. I’ve been making the split pea soup for years, based on the recipe in The New Basics by Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso. I was saddened last year when Lukins died; she was a big influence on me and many other cooks, and I was hoping for more cookbooks from her. The bread recipe is from Whole Grain Breads by Machine or Hand by Beatrice Ojakangas. It’s a nice cookbook because it gives instructions for making the breads by hand, with a mixer or food processor or bread machine. I like to use the bread machine to mix it, then shape it myself and bake it in the oven. Those are the instructions I’ve provided. Read more

Tortellini Salad With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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This is a recipe I make a lot. It’s very flexible; sometimes I use rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes, sometimes oil-packed. Sometimes I throw in cooked chicken. I don’t measure anything but the dressing ingredients. People always like it, and it’s pretty easy. That’s a winner in my book.
Most recently I made it to take to a double baby shower; it was for two co-workers who are due a day apart. Read more